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Bootstrapping your course.

Figure out the "why" behind your P2PU course.

Your task:

  • Post a link to the course you created, with a title and a cover photo. 
  • You can even send your peers a "Wave" badge if you want to say hello.


Step 1: Select a topic.

If you're unsure about a course topic, a few suggestions.

  • What is your area of expertise or interest? Look at your blog, bookshelf, or browser history to for ideas.

  • Is there something your friends want to learn how to do together? From experience at P2PU, we've seen some stellar courses put together by teams of peers.

Step 2: Course title and cover photo.

  • Cruise on over to "Create a Course."

  • Enter a title for your course--short, sweet, and catchy.

  • Upload a cover photo--this is important! It's the public face of your course, and people like to click on pictures :) Follow the requirements listed (pixels, file type, etc) and you'll be golden. Cover photos seem to like images more than text, just an FYI.




  • 匿名。 said:

    Hi, my name is Rich.  I am curious about P2PU, challenges and teaching online.  I have been involved onine education technology for the last 10 years.  I am excited about the changes occuring on education and want to be part of the next disruption.

    on 三月 29, 2012, 12:24 p.m.
  • Emily Puckett Rodgers said:

    Hi! I'm Emily and my work revolves around connecting people on my campus to each other through open and participatory education strategies. We have hosted design jams for the past few years and facets of the "challenges" model are starting to be used on our campus. I want to be able to more effectively connect the dots between these strategies. I'm interested in finding ways to foster engagement with the School of Data on our campus and this seems a good place to start.

    on 三月 26, 2012, 2:18 p.m.

    AJC said:

    Welcome Emily! Excited to see what type of challenges evolve out of your goals.

    on 三月 26, 2012, 5:29 p.m. in reply to Emily Puckett Rodgers
  • Leah MacVie said:

    Hi! My name is Leah. I want to create challenges as artifacts for my changing research focuses. I just finished a challenge on Open Badges (Open Badges 101) and I just started another called Clean, Healthy, Fit, and Well. I am looking to find out more about manipulating the P2PU system to create engaging challenges. 

    on 三月 19, 2012, 11:08 p.m.
  • qazwsx said:

    Hi, I'm Jan and I want to finish up this challenge.

    on 三月 17, 2012, 1:26 a.m.
  • Dirk said:

    Hi, my name is Dirk. I am interested in teaching people about software development, computer graphics and practical AI

    on 三月 7, 2012, 2:07 p.m.
  • Christopher Crawford said:

    Hi, my name is Chris and I am a facillitator of a small religious studies reading circle. Still not sure on what sort of challenge topic I would like, but some of my interests include Open Anthropology, Open Folklore, Folklife and Oral History projects, and curating content. 

    on 三月 7, 2012, 10:10 a.m.
  • Jonas Backelin said:


    I'm Jonas Backelin and I have just completed my first course on P2PU as facilitator, called 'eduToolkit - Promoting Teachers Open Online Learning for Professional Development'.  The ‘challenge’ I’m creating is called 'Certified Networked Teacher - The Use of Webtools' [#CNT12] and will be following the ‘Schoolof Ed’ course ‘Empower Your Personal Learning (for teachers)’. 

    on 三月 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
  • Hocke said:

    Hello! I'm Håkan and I want to do a challenge about creative writing.

    on 二月 29, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
  • Vanessa Gennarelli said:

    Hullo, I'm Vanessa. I make open textbooks, write poems and conduct research about sharing and creativity. 

    Collaboratively I'm working on a challenge on writing for the web. 

    on 二月 22, 2012, 9:57 p.m.
  • Rebecca Kahn said:

    Hi, I'm Bekka, one of the staff members here at P2PU. I'm interested in a whole lot of online learning projects, but for this challenge, I will be thinking specifically about how to create challenges for citizen cyberscience projects.

    on 二月 18, 2012, 9:23 a.m.
  • Anne said:

    Hi there,

    my name is Anne and I'm curious to learn how challenges might improve intrinsic motivation of students to explore a certain topic. Seems there is a connection to problem-based learning and also to the innovation method Design Thinking which I have been studying and applying.

    on 二月 13, 2012, 7:35 p.m.
  • Brylie Oxley said:

    Hi all. I think challenges complement courses and study groups and would like to develop challenges fo rthe HTML and Python study groups.

    on 二月 2, 2012, 4:04 p.m.
  • Xavier said:


    My name is Xavier and I work as an adult literacy teacher in Mallorca. This is my first contact with P2PU and I'm excited to join this course!!!

    I'm looking for different ways to facilitate my student's learning and I think challenges would be a good way to do it. So, here I am!

    One doubt: should challenges be done individually or it can be solved by a group? frown

    on 一月 31, 2012, 8:21 a.m.

    Chloe said:

    Hi Xavier! The platform doesn't allow group assessmet right now (we are working on it) but there is no reason why you should not have your students work in groups. Will they be in the same space?smiley



    on 一月 31, 2012, 1:14 p.m. in reply to Xavier

    Xavier said:

    Nice Chloe, I think it will be a very good improvement!

    About your question: yes, I'm thinking in some groups of students sharing the same space.



    on 一月 31, 2012, 5:34 p.m. in reply to Chloe
  • Brad Emerson said:

    Hello, my name is Brad aka emerika. I am thinking about creating a challenge about understanding electricity usage in order to design a home power by solar, wind or other renewable energies. I decided this was the place to start.

    on 一月 28, 2012, 4:39 p.m.
  • Laura White said:

    Hello! My name is Laura and I'm involved in the School for Social Innovation. I want to learn how to create challenges that facilitate peer-to-peer learning in social innovation.

    on 一月 25, 2012, 1:53 p.m.
  • karen said:

    Hi, I'm karen. I help organize the School of Ed at P2PU and am interested in challenges as a new way to approach peer learning. I've also facilitated some other courses on P2PU and am looking at redesigning a course on entrepreneurial marketing around challenges.

    on 一月 25, 2012, 12:26 p.m.
  • AJC said:

    Hey there! Alison here. I'm working with Luka and Anna on the DIY U redesign.

    on 一月 24, 2012, 1:47 p.m.
  • Philipp said:

    Hey - I'm Philipp, co-founder of P2PU and based in Cape Town. I have lived through various iterations of the course model and am super excited about the idea of "learning challenges". I'm interested in open governance and am considering a set of challenges in that space. I'd love to make one challenge that helps develop leadership skills by watching and analyzing the West Wing, but am worried that the West Wing is not available for free anywhere. 

    on 一月 24, 2012, 5:38 a.m.
  • LBCarfagna said:


    I'm Luka and I'll be helping Alison and Anna out with the DIY U class in Anya's brief absence.  I'm also a PhD student at Boston College and I'm researching open education online.  I'm excited to get to know more people on this platform!

    on 一月 21, 2012, 11:39 p.m.