Want to take a quality online class from an experienced adviser without paying a dime? The pilot session of Peer-to-Peer University begins this September.
Although no formal credit is offered, Peer-to-Peer University courses look like a promising resource for lifelong learners. They combine freely available opencourseware with more personalized instruction, giving enrollees the opportunity to study alongside peers.
I’ve often found it difficult to use opencourseware for personal study. The best material is often hidden amongst skimpy syllabi and, since the content was created for live courses, it can be frustrating to use independently. Peer-to-Peer University solves that problem by finding the highest quality learning material and connecting learners with a guide.
Courses offered include:
- Behavioral Economics and Decision Making
- Copyright for Educators
- Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature
- Land Restoration and Afforestation
- Neuroethics and International Biolaw
- Open Creative Nonfiction Writing
- Poker and Strategic Thinking
If you want to enroll in the first session fo Peer-to-Peer University courses, you’ll have to hurry. The application period ends August 26. Additional courses will be offered after the six-week session ends.