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How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project

This page is for people who want to help develop/improve this handbook.
If you want to get involved, write to Howard Rheingold at howard@rheingold.com.
Illustrations by Amanda Lyons.

Hello and welcome!

The peeragogy project was kicked off around the time of Howard Rheingold’s January 23, 2012 Regents Lecture at UC Berkeley on Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy.  We have put together a handbook about peer learning: you’re reading it — maybe on our website, or in your hammock with the beverage of your choice and our print on demand paperback.  Or maybe you grabbed our free PDF or some other remixed version in some other format or flavor from some other place (which would be cool!).

But: there’s still more work to be done.  We created this page because you might be interested in getting involved in improving the book or furthering the project in other ways.  If so, we’re happy to have you aboard!

What you do here is largely up to you.  Asking questions is actually extremely helpful: there’s almost always someone in our Google+ community who would be happy to try to answer them, or refer you to someone else who can. Or just poke around the public pages on peeragogy.org and leave a comment or two.  Better still, find an area where you feel knowledgeable — or are willing to learn — and start writing (or filming, dancing, drawing, building, etc.).

The goal we have in mind for our book is for it be a useful guide to peer learning! To achieve that goal we have in mind multiple opportunities for peers to contribute.  Here’s our current “Top Ten” list:

    • Site: Peeragogy.org
    • What happens: Maintain the “master” copy of the peeragogy handbook, public new about the project
    • Who’s in charge: Peeragogy Editorial Board, Stephanie Schipper, Howard Rheingold
    • URL: http://peeragogy.org
    • Status: Active
    • Site: Google Docs
    • What happens: Hive editing, working drafts to be delivered elsewhere when they are finished or for final polishing
    • Who’s in charge: Everyone
    • URL: https://drive.google.com
    • Status: Active
    • Site: PIA Google+
    • What happens: Random posts related to Peeragogy, quick communications between members, news about events, hangouts, etc
    • Who’s in charge: Everyone
    • URL: http://goo.gl/4dRU92
    • Status: Active
    • Site: Commons Abundance Network
    • What happens: Public facing landing page for the accelerator, networking with other commons-oriented groups
    • Who’s in charge: Helene Finidori
    • URL: http://commonsabundance.net/groups/peeragogy/
    • Status: Active
    • Site: PPT Google+
    • What happens: Meta-level coordination for the project
    • Who’s in charge: Peeragogy Editorial Board
    • URL: http://goo.gl/AzxXQq
    • Status: Active
    • Site: Git.io/Handbook
    • What happens: versioned storage of the LaTeX sources for the print version of the handbook and other derived formats and scripts
    • Who’s in charge: Joe Corneli
    • URL: http://git.io/Handbook
    • Status: Low traffic
    • Site: Paragogy.net
    • What happens: Wiki editing if and when that makes sense, e.g. for translations or large multi-part documents
    • Who’s in charge: Joe Corneli, Charlie Danoff, Fabrizio Terzi
    • URL: http://paragogy.net
    • Status: Low traffic

It’s up to you. Instead of worrying too much about the rules, or trying to master all of the tools we use at all once, you can just jump in by joining our conversations, and take advantage of the digital memory of the forum to rewind the conversation all the way to the beginning (if you want to go that far), listen in for a little bit if you want to, and jump in whenever you’re ready.  There are always lots of things to do (including many that no one here has thought of yet).  We won’t know what you’re up to until you speak up. You can have a look at the outstanding tasks and teams that are listed on this Google Doc: our roadmap is a useful shared resource too.  You can add to these at any time.

We regularly use Google+, Google Hangouts, forums, and email to communicate asynchronously and pretty much continuously. We also meet irregularly as a group for synchronous audio-video sessions. Further details about all these methods of communication can be found below.

In short: here’s how it works:

 

 

 

Questions?

If you have questions, that’s good!  Use Google+ or post a comment on peeragogy.org, email the team energy center if you know who that is, or email howard@rheingold.com.

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