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This Week in Ed-Tech: App Inventor Finds a New Home | Hack Education
"Fans of Google‘s Android App Inventor can breathe a sigh of relief. Following on last week’s news that Google planned to shut App Inventor down, the company announced that it was open sourcing the project and handing it over to MIT Media Lab. The Media Lab in turn, and with seed funding from Google, announced it would launch a new Center for Mobile Learning, focusing on how new mobile technologies can help enhance learning and utilizing App Inventor as its first project."

"Skillshare announced this week that it has raised $3.1 million from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital to help extend its offerings. Skillshare allows anyone to offer a class — on or offline. A sign, perhaps of great and committed investors: USV’s Alfred Wenger has taught a Skillshare class on Bayesian probability."
google  android  appinventor  mit  medialab  applications  coding  programming  opensource  centerformobilelearning  skillshare  hourschool  education  learning  2011  mitmedialab 
august 2011 by robertogreco
P2PU (beta) | Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything
"LEARN ANYTHING WITH YOUR PEERS. IT'S ONLINE AND TOTALLY FREE.

At P2PU, people work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback."

"The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities. P2PU - learning for everyone, by everyone about almost anything."
education  learning  p2p  p2pu  hourschool  teachstreet  schoolofeverything  universities  highereducation  highered  peertopeer  teaching  unschooling  learningnetworks  networkedlearning  networks  lcproject  online  constructivecriticism 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Skillshare — Classes to learn anything from anyone
"Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has valuable skills and knowledge to teach and the curiosity to keep learning new things. This means our neighborhoods, communities and cities are really the world's greatest universities. Our platform helps make the exchange of knowledge easy, enriching, collaborative, and fun.

All of the classes happen in the real world (that means offline, despite what we nerds may consider to be “real”). We believe that learning should happen in groups around shared interests and passions. When you bring together a variety of voices and hands-on instruction, something truly spectacular happens. This magic just can't be replicated over a webcam and chatroom. We're here to spread this magic and increase the gross happiness index around the world!"
education  learning  teaching  design  skillshare  internet  networkedlearning  hourschool  deschooling  unschooling  schoolofeverything  teachstreet  learningnetworks  classes  community 
august 2011 by robertogreco
HourSchool
"Welcome to HourSchool! We make small informal classes happen. To request a new class just type it into the box below, or browse our existing classes."

"Traditional classrooms facilitate one-way knowledge transfer, where students passively consume. We believe learning should be social, where students learn from, and with, each other.
Everyone has knowledge to share and the ability to share it. HourSchool facilitates friend-led knowledge sharing, in a fun, easy, and social way. Learn from your friends, one hour at a time."

[via: http://roitsch.tumblr.com/post/7613397853/love-the-idea-of-hourschool-hourschool ]
austin  education  learning  cooperative  exchange  peertopeer  p2p  networks  social  hourschool  deschooling  learningexchange  unschooling  sharing  small  informal  schoolofeverything 
july 2011 by robertogreco

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