We are living in a digitally focused world that requires us to adopt new life styles that we , the digital immigrants, were not used to before. This excessive digitization of life has also brought about some new learning concepts and we start talking about digital self-learning and digital peer-learning. Peeragogy is a project that embodies these notions and goes beyond them to empower you with the tools to delve deeper into a collaborative process of knowledge building and meaning making.
One of the popular educators and thinkers behind this project is Howard Rheingold whose book Net Smart : How to Thrive Online I have reviewed in a previous post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Here is what Peeragogy Team said about their project :
This project seeks to empower the worldwide population of self-motivated learners who use digital media to connect with each other, to co-construct knowledge, to co-learn. Co-learning is ancient; the capacity for learning by imitation and more, to teach others what we know, is the essence of human culture. We are human because we learn together. Today, however, the advent of digital production media and distribution/communication networks has raised the power and potential of co-learning to a new level. If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Access to technology and access to knowledge, however, isn’t enough. Learning is a social, active, and ongoing process.
Watch this short video to learn more about Peeragogy
Peeragogy handbook is now online and for FREE. I highly recommend that you download and keep it with you. It contains a treasure trove of tools to help you in your learning.
` If you and a group of other people want to use digital media and networks to co-learn together, this handbook is a practical tool for learning how to self-organize peer learning – what we call “peeragogy.”`Here is the table of contents of this handbook. Click HERE to download the handbook.