[p2pu-dev] The P2PU Weekly Update - 20 May 2011

Rebecca Kahn bekka.kahn at gmail.com
Fri May 20 12:36:25 UTC 2011

*Welcome to the new look P2PU Weekly update. We'll be sending you all the
news about site developments, new study groups and courses, and general P2PU
news, once a week, straight to your inbox.

   - *Want to see what's happening on the new P2PU Beta site?
     *If you haven't yet had a look at the new P2PU site, head over to our home
   page <http://new.p2pu.org/en/> to learn about the project and see the
   study groups and courses on offer.

   - *Hang on - 2 sites? What's the deal?*
   Yes, we're so good, we currently exist in 2 different places. But not for
   long! While the old P2PU site is still up and running, a brave team of
   pioneering organisers and coders have been working away to build a wonderful
   new site, with some fantastic new features, and equally exciting new
   courses. We're going to be migrating to the new site really soon, so keep an
   eye on your email for news about the move.

*In the meantime, take a look at the Help Desk
group<http://new.p2pu.org/en/groups/p2pu-help-desk/>on the new site
for answers to any questions you may have, and regular
updates about the new site's features. *

*Have a look at some of the inspiring new courses on P2PU Beta*

   - ***DeSchooling Society - An Open Book
   Join the group who are reading read Ivan Illich's DeSchooling Society, a
   critical discourse on education.
   - *Formal Reasoning in Computer
   A Self-study course on proofs and algorithms examining mathematical
   proofs, theoretical arguments, probability theory and randomized algorithms.
   Content has been chosen to complement graduate-level work in computer
   - *Blogging and Writing for the
   A study group to support people wanting to develop confidence and better
   writing habits for blogs and websites.
   - *Getting your CC Project
   Find out to write a project proposal, and how to get it funded to raise
   money for a Creative Commons project.

*New groups have been created - can you help develop them?*

There are some *great new topics* under development on the new site. These
groups still need tasks, resources and learning plans outlined before they
can be opened for sign-up.  If you'd like to help get these groups get
ready, please *contact the group's organiser*.*

   - *Dutch Grammar<http://new.p2pu.org/en/groups/dutch-grammar-and-spelling/>
   - *Science of
   - *Fractal Geometry* <http://new.p2pu.org/en/groups/fractal-geometry/>

* Get Involved:*

   - *Do you want to create a study group?*
   It's easy, just create a P2PU account and follow the
   - *Got a question about P2PU?
   *Have a look at our FAQ <http://qa.p2pu.org/>, if the answer is not
   there, just ask it!
   - *Join the P2PU Discussion List
   *To participate in ongoing discussions about P2PU, sign up
   - *Dying to just hack?
   *Have a look at the Contributing to
on the beta site
   Submit a bug on the
   Contribute to the code at Github <https://github.com/p2pu/lernanta>
   - This (and all P2PU mailings) are licensed under CC
   Please feel free to translate it and share it with your friends!
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