To follow on from Dirk’s comments, we are thinking about the future of Lernanta not because P2PU is swerving off in some new direction but because we think we may be able to better support the creation and spread of great peer-learning experiences by means other than ongoing development of our own platform.
Basically, Lernanta has been & remains a great tool for our community, but we’re concerned the cost of keeping it great may be more than our fantastic-but-tiny dev team can carry, ad infinitum - or at least not without sacrificing their ability to explore other solutions as well. Ongoing support, maintenance & feature requests are eating up resources at a time when our team can see lots of great-and-possibly-even-better-than-Lernanta alternatives that we’d like to be able to share (, support, and perhaps even package) for our community.
Exploring some of those alternatives is something we really want to do this year. As Dirk says, it’s all still at the watch-this-space stage. Some of our upcoming projects will involve us trying new things (as they always do I guess!), and as the year progresses we will be engaging with our course creator community as to what might work better for them in future - a Lernanta facing possible development-freeze? a P2PU-supported web as platform approach? something else? However Lernanta is not about to go dark.
We want to continue being a place where course creators can find inspiration and solutions. Supporting our existing Lernanta community, while continuing to share new and better ideas for how to solve online learning problems, is a key part of that.
Hope that helps a little!