P2PU School of Web Craft

Moderated by: John Britton
Location: E143/E144

Peer 2 Peer University and Mozilla Drumbeat are working together to develop the ultimate way to learn the craft of open and standards-based web development. This way is the P2PU School of Web Craft.

We’re taking P2PU’s model of peer run, free online courses and using this as the platform to teach skills from static HTML sites all the way to advanced social web applications. Courses focus on project based learning in a peer environment and are proposed, developed and led by web development practitioners – so the content is always up to date with the latest technologies.

Over the next 18 months we’ll be working to fine-tune a curriculum of courses that give learners a pathway from being a novice web developer, to an advanced technical ninja with hacker skills. We’ll also be developing a new way of assessing and recognising skills and knowledge which is focussed on project portfolios, hacker ethics and developer challenges, rather than hours spent in front of a book followed by a meaningless exam.

This September we’ll be launching our first full round of six week courses that range from Web Development 101 to Learning to Read Code (Better). We’re inviting you to join our community as a course leader (proposals for September close this coming Monday – July 12!), web development expert and of course, as a course participant.
We want your feedback and course ideas! This session will provide an opportunity for you to learn about and provide input on the P2PU School of Web Craft approach. You’ll also have a chance to propose and discuss specific course ideas — you can even get involved in running a course yourself.

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