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English: Video Introduction Ref-001
Date , 13:15:56
Source Peeragogy Handbook Project
Author Howard Rheingold

With YouTube, Wikipedia, search engines, free chatrooms, blogs, wikis, and video communication, today’s self-learners have power never dreamt of before. This project seeks to further empower the worldwide population of self-motivated learners who use digital media — to connect with each other, to co-construct knowledge, to co-learn. We are human because we learn from one another. Today, the advent of digital production media and 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, or get started writing software, you are seconds away from relevant know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia, search engines, free online courses, and Q&A sites. Access to technology and access to knowledge, however, isn’t enough. This handbook is intended to help explore the social side of learning, and in the process, build a toolbox for co-learners.

Our experience within this project has been that flattened hierarchies do not necessarily mean decisions go by consensus — people often take the ball and run with it. The handbook includes co-edited pages as well as single-author works: often the lines and voices are blurred. One constant throughout the book is our interest in making something useful. To this end, the book is available under non-restrictive legal terms, which allow you to reuse portions of it however you see fit it. Among other things, we include instructions on how to join us in further developing this resource.

Sincerely, The Peeragogy Team


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