Peer-to-peer (p2p) Learning
This page provides links to a number of resources that take a look at p2p software in general as well as their use for peer-to-peer learning activities.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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"PC to PC, or peer-to-peer computing can now occur when individual computers bypass central servers to connect and collaborate directly with one another." Susan Farago-Walker, University of Texas, Austin, undated
Added: 14 July 2003
Paper written for the Multimedia Authoring course at the University of Texas
"This weeks issue of the Journal highlights commentary from Bill Brandon, the Journal's technical editor. You'll find four brief and interesting articles on peer-to-peer computing, instructional design-speak (just what is SOAP anyway?), improving your interface, and curriculum planning and knowledge half-life." Bill Brandon, eLearning Developers Journal, May 2002
Added: 15 May 2002
An update on p2p learning
"Video, CD-ROM, discussion boards, synchronous classrooms. It seems that every couple of years a new technology comes along that takes on the challenge of being the "next hot trend" in learning. It's hard to imagine a technology or technique that we haven't already exploited. Well, get ready. Some new kids just moved on the block--Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks--and they plan on being major players in e-learning." Jenifer Hofman, Learning Circuits, February 2002
Added: 4 February 2002
Shows how p2p tools are being used in learning environments
"It took a boom and a bust to do it, but peer-to-peer technology is finding its post-Napster place in the world." John Borland, CNET News, 31 December 2001
Added: 10 January 2002
How the peer-to-peer phenomenon is progressing
"Enterprises that need to give users access to distributed, business-critical content without attempting to centralize the data should consider distributed content management solutions and, in particular, P2P content networks. Enterprises that are highly dependent on sharing real-time information across geographically spread knowledge workers are likely to benefit immediately from P2P content network solutions." Gartner Group, January 2001
Added: 25 September 2001
Gartner Group Whitepaper
"For several decades, the military has been using large-scale client-server systems to build networked environments where soldiers can train in simulated battle conditions. Now the military is looking at peer-to-peer technology as a way to build these simulations without a vulnerable central server." Richard Koman, Openp2p.com, 28 August 2001
Added: 25 September 2001
Simulation on demand
"Tim Berners-Lee's original concept of an interactive Web is finding realization in the exciting, if confusing and ill-defined, peer-to-peer movement ... A vision of anything potentially connected to anything is, of course, also a good description of knowledge management. And both peer-to-peer and knowledge management are concerned with connections between people as much as between people and information systems." Eric Woods, Ovum, KM World, October 2001
Added: 25 September 2001
An explanation of p2p and how it fits into knowledge management
"Q&A with Ray Ozzie. The pioneer of collaboration explains why peer-to-peer tools are the future" Glenn Macdonald, Technology Review, 10 August 2001
Added: 14 August 2001
Ray Ozzie talks about why collaboration is the working way of the future
Edited by Andy Oram "This book presents the goals that drive the developers of the best-known peer-to-peer systems, the problems they've faced, and the technical solutions they've found. The contributors are leading developers of well-known peer-to-peer systems, such as Gnutella, Freenet, Jabber, Popular Power, SETI@Home, Red Rover, Publius, Free Haven, Groove Networks, and Reputation Technologies. Topics include metadata, performance, trust, resource allocation, reputation, security, and gateways between systems."
Added: 5 August 2001
If you are interested in peer-to-peer learning this book will provide the background to peer to peer computing
Business Week Online
Added: 6 August 2001
A collection of articles all to do with peer-to-peer software
"Peer-to-peer technology, in the form of systems such as Napster, created a popular revolution that just for while threatened the smug complacency of the media industry and spawned talk of the next 'Internet revolution'. With Napster on the retreat in the face of a barrage of lawsuits, the P2P bandwagon may be grinding to a halt, but the potential for positive application of the power of peer-to-peer communication over networks is still alluring, not least to the e-learning industry. In this article, Clive Shepherd looks beneath the P2P hype to see just what can be achieved by removing the chains and allowing learners to 'do it for themselves'." Clive Shepherd, Tactix, July 2001
Added: 31 July 2001
Some useful tips too on how to make P2P learning a reality
"I knew I wanted to do something with the idea of peer-to-peer for this column simply because I also love playing with Napster, Bearshare, iMesh, and other P2P applications. I'm constantly amazed at what I can type into a search window and find that is sitting there for download from all corners of the globe. I teach at Indiana University, which means the most intellectually interesting commons these days is no longer the university library or eatery but the large 24-hour scratch server, which all universities seem to have now." Thom Gillespie, Technos Quarterly, Vol 10, No 2, Summer 2001.
Added: 27 July 2001
A good luck at p2p technology in the educational environment
"The need to make a real connection with other people, instead of just with information, is a natural one that perhaps been overlooked amid the enthusiasm surrounding Internet-based stock trading or access to account information." A whitepaper from Groove Networks
Added: 20 July 2001
This paper outlines the impact of Connection Age technologies in the workplace, the home, the family and of course the classroom
"IDeA Learning is the working title for the IDeA's project to develop a Peer to Peer e-learning Network for local government. IDeA Learning will be for everyone from frontline staff to the chief executive and councillors. The aim is to make useful learning products, experience and knowledge accessible online and thereby add value to existing education and training methods and initiatives in the local government sector."
Added: 20 July 2001
an early implementation of Groove for e-learning
"Peer-to-peer technology provoked a spirited discussion at the June eLearning Forum meeting. Great stuff or pipe-dream?" Jay Cross, Learning Circuits, July 2001
Added: 29 June 2001
This is a what the "eLearning Forum" thought about Groove.