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Graduate Students! 3 Slots Open for Peer-to-Peer Pedagogy Workshop Sept 10

If you are a graduate student at Duke, UNC, NCCU, NCSU, or anywhere near the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke on Friday, September 10, at this writing there are THREE spaces left that we are trying to reserve just for you.   They will not be open twenty-four hours for now.   We are over capacity but wanted to make this place available for more graduate students.  All the details are below.   This will be an incredible introduction to a new way of thinking about how you teach, why you teach, what you teach-----and how, why, and what you learn from your students ever after.   You MUST register to attend.  Space is limited and over-subscribed.  All the information is below.  Good luck!



REBLOG from AUGUST 15, 2010, by Nancy Kimberly, with all details of the P3 Conference and registration information.



We are very pleased to invite you to an innovative and informative workshop on new forms of collaborative pedagogy being explored in higher education today. Peer-to-Peer Pedagogy (P3) will take place on Friday, September 10th, from 9:00 am-5:30 pm at the John Hope Franklin Center and the Smith Warehouse. Due to limitations of space, we can only host fifty participants. The conference is free but requires advance registration here: If you are interested in joining us, we urge you to register now.


Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, P3 not only discusses but uses new collaborative and experimental forms of teaching, presentation, assessment, and information sharing using new forms of technology and new collaborative methods in the classroom. The gathering is being planned by three recognized innovators in this field plus ten HASTAC Scholars (graduate students across the country) who have participated in online forums on this topic on the HASTAC website and who been co-planning the UnConference portions of our event this summer on a HASTAC wiki (  

The morning of Sept. 10, from 9:00-12:00, will feature an interactive demonstration session by three scholars from different fields, all of whom both write about and use different collaborative, interactive methods in their research and in their teaching.  


Anne Balsamo is a scholar of new media, cultural studies, and gender theory from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.  She is especially interested in designing culture and in the ethics of interdisciplinary scholarship.   She has pioneered "tinkering spaces" where those interested in new media theories can actually realize ideas as material spaces, objects, and practices. She is co-founder of Onomy Labs, Inc. a Silicon Valley technology design and fabrication company, and previously was a member of RED (Research on Experimental Documents), a collaborative research group at Xerox PARC which created experimental reading devices and new media genres. Her books include Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women and the forthcoming Designing Culture: A Work of the Technological Imagination.

David Gibson, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont, is Executive Director of The Global Challenge (, a team and project-based learning and scholarship program for high school students funded by the National Science Foundation that engages small teams in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to solve global problems. His research and publications include work on complex systems analysis and modeling of education, web applications and the future of learning, and the use of technology to personalize education. His books include Games and Simulations in Online Learning, which outlines the potential for games and simulation-based learning, and "Digital Simulations for Improving Education," which explores cognitive modeling, design and implementation. 

Nils Peterson,  Assistant Director of the Office of Assessment and Innovation at Washington State University and a founding member and 2009-10 Board Chair of Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning, a public charter school in Moscow, Idaho using the Expeditionary Learning model. He has 25 years of experience implementing technologies for teaching and learning, beginning with simulations used for medical education. Nils also blogs at


The afternoon UnConference will be a spontaneously formed, group-driven UnConference (from 1:30-5:30), assisted by ten mentor HASTAC Scholars on a range of topics including how new paradigms of evaluation and assessment better support peer-to-peer collaborative principles and the way students learn in todays digital world; how digital humanities projects collaborate with efforts toward public scholarship in the university; why and how should we promote the use of open-access resources; how diversity of all forms can be part of the experimental design of classrooms; what new forms of grading and assessment work best in the classroom today and how institutions can be changed to accommodate these new forms.  Since this is an UnConference, we will also be demonstrating how new peer-based, spontaneously organized conferences work and will include an open forum on the ways this format can be adapted in other academic environments, including in the classroom.


On behalf of the entire HASTAC team, I extend this invitation and hope you will join us at P3 for what promises to be a provocative way to kick off a new academic year.   

Best wishes,


Nancy Kimberly
HASTAC Project Manager




Yet another reason to come to P3:  Only Burger Gourmet Food Truck is in the Franklin Center Parking Lot that day, just for P3!   (Yes, a vegetarian option is available.)


Is there any chance this will be webcast? I know it is an interactive event but I am very interested in seeing the academic approach to learning.

I'm retired but my brian...brain is still sharp\t.

BTW I believe I could be a very informed reviewer, assuming you are interested in opinions from the public.


Thanks, Dan Derrick