yesterday kevin and colleen and i led a group of kids at ascot high in freerice competition. all agreed we all learned and had fun, every one of us, just as in the experiment we did in cyberone with thwartpoker. put this together with the open university model and a training for tutors for scalable internet mediated public education, a network world for schools to use as they choose, with a curriculum of learning games geared to cxc.
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of jamaican companies that would like to support and be seen to support the effort
i’d like you to meet sonya and shamika and jamal
A little over a year ago we sat in beautiful Dubrovnik (iSummit 07)
and spoke about running a course on “Poker and Democracy” as part of a
Peer 2 Peer University. Since then, we have developed the concept for
the P2PU, signed up a great advisory group, received letters of
support from Larry Lessig and Mark Surman, and are now preparing to
launch the pilot phase of the P2PU in early 2009.
We would love to work with you to create an entirely free and open
course on Poker. Such a course would bring together small groups of
students (8-14) who work together for 6 weeks. Courses are open to
anyone. A tutor, typically a graduate student in the field, provides
support and facilitation. The course materials can easily be
duplicated so that one set of course materials can spawn many
instances of learning groups.
I’d like to schedule a call to tell you more about the P2PU, and
discuss how P2PU could link to your interest in Poker and learning. It
would be great if you could suggest a date/time (I am 7 hours ahead)
and send me a number where I can call you. If you prefer, we can also
have that conversation by email.
The basic concept of the P2PU is here: www.peer2peeruniversity.org
Our advisory Group: www.peer2peeruniversity.org
The Chronicle has written a short article about the
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