Learning circles are free study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person.
Join a learning circle near you
Learn things that matter to you with your neighbors. Learning circles generally meet for 2 hours a week for 6-8 weeks, and are free to attend.
"I joined a learning circle so I could be in an environment where everyone is vested in the work and progress. Also, being able to share and receive feedback under the guidance of an engaged instructor-leader was a blessing!"
"To have such a program here in Detroit is a valuable resource for us to participate in...if it was not for Peer 2 Peer University I would probably still be working on finishing my book."
Anybody can start their own learning circle
We maintain software tools, facilitation resources, and a global community forum to help you succeed.
"The very act of making education accessible, free, and learner-driven is the heart of democracy. Here in Chicago, an incredibly segregated city, I've seen learning circles be agents of social justice: they have brought people of all races, ages, and social classes, and helped them form bonds they might otherwise not have the opportunity to form."
"For me, learning circles and peer learning means that every opinion counts and is valid. We are only humans, and challenges make us strong."
"I realized that learning as a group is easier than learning alone. I never thought it would be so interesting."
"As an immigrant myself I seek opportunities to help families learn English much like my family was helped when we arrived here. Perhaps one day someone I helped will pay it forward and help someone else."
"People want to learn how to use computers but they haven't had success sitting in a class listening to an "expert" tell them how. Learning circles have been a great way to attract digital literacy learners by offering something new and peer-centered."
Create a learning circle course
We can help you adapt your expertise into learning circle materials, providing pathways for new communities to engage with topics that matter to you.
"P2PU neatly connects open educational resources to career pathways in an equitable and empowering way that few other organizations are even considering."
Mobilize community-based learning
We offer a variety of services to help you develop equitable, social learning experiences in your city or town.
"Kenya National Library Service’s success with learning circles demonstrates that online learning and public libraries are a perfect match. P2PU’s resources can help you create coordinated, network-wide learning circles in your own community."
We are all teachers and learners
Come join us on our community forum.