[p2pu-dev] feedback on new site design ideas

Philipp Schmidt philipp at p2pu.org
Wed Mar 30 18:28:01 UTC 2011

It's possible to run a course in virtually the same way as before. But the
idea is to use terminology, and small changes, to encourage behaviors that
make it easier to transitions into a more peer-led model in the future:
- breaking down the syllabus into discrete tasks.
- changing terminology
- turn sign-up task into a social contract

Changes (in the prototype) that we don't have enough experience with / data
on to know how to build in future releases:
- Planning to standardize sign-up tasks to reframe sign-up as a positive
activity that boostraps a social contract (see background in the lighthouse
- Pushing content pages that are not tasks into external sites (or hacking
tasks to be used as other content)

Something that was discussed which will not make it into the first
- Ability to state a user has "completed" a task or study group
- Main reason is that we felt this is actually very complex to do right, and
we'd want to think about it more

Best - P

On 30 March 2011 05:03, Stian Håklev <shaklev at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am reading the Study Group Lighthouse page. This was mentioned in the
> blog post as well. I still don't quite understand exactly the difference
> from the old course model - how much of this is a different philosophy /
> different technological implementation, and how much is a new terminology?
> For someone who thought he was planning to run a course, and now has to run
> a study group, in a few weeks, this is pretty important. Could you specify
> exactly what is different from the old "courses"?
> Stian
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 03:18, Philipp Schmidt <phi.schmidt at gmail.com>wrote:
>> We posted an general update about the development of our new site to
>> the blog today:
>> http://blogs.p2pu.org/blog/2011/03/29/a-new-website-for-p2pu/
>> We also want to get more feedback and input to the design ideas for
>> the prototype (keeping in mind that this is a "minimal viable product"
>> - not the long-term full fledged site) and the bigger ideas for the
>> future.
>> In the last few weeks, we held two technology design meetings (in
>> Toronto, and San Francisco) to come up with a high-level roadmap for
>> the new site. We created wireframes with more detailed descriptions of
>> the features we intend to build for the prototype. Please submit your
>> comments directly in lighthouse, or post here to discuss.
>> * Study Group Home Page --
>> http://p2pu.lighthouseapp.com/projects/71002-lernanta/tickets/46-study-group-home-page#ticket-46-2
>> * Schools Home Page --
>> http://p2pu.lighthouseapp.com/projects/71002-lernanta/tickets/49-schools-home-page
>> * Task Page --
>> http://p2pu.lighthouseapp.com/projects/71002-lernanta/tickets/47-task-page
>> * Sign-up Task:
>> http://p2pu.lighthouseapp.com/projects/71002-lernanta/tickets/48-joinsign-up-page#ticket-48-2
>> Best - P
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