So I learned a new word this morning containing the component “peer”: “peeragogy” comes from Howard Rheingold. He defines it “as the powerful idea of making our class into a community of co-learners”. Also called “Paragogy”, it’s a nascent theory of tech-powered peer to peer pedagogy. What I find particularly interesting in connection with my field of international development cooperation: peeragogoy is looking at synthesizing individual and organizational learning, and it’s looking at ways of radically scaling education to a global level through online networks.
So let’s see, if peeragogy has the long-term potential to outdo my current favorite: “commons-based peer production”.
More on “peeragogy” at Howard Rheingold’s blog.