P2PU is a grassroots, open source community, and we invite participation at many levels, including running a learning circle or joining our community. Below, you’ll find a number of other ways that we can give you a boost as you get started with learning circles.
Build a network in your town
Want to get learning circles started in your community? We have a number of free resources you can use to introduce learning circles to your local library or community center.
Host a facilitator training workshop
Let us come train your team to be expert learning circle facilitators. We can help you identify relevant online courses, make sure you’re comfortable with our software, and help you evaluate the program. We regularly run these workshops, most recently in Toronto, Chicago, Kansas City, Charlotte, Detroit, Nairobi, and Paris.
Create an open course
Can’t find the right online course for your community? Or maybe you have an idea for a course that you’d like others to run as a learning circle? Then let’s build an open course together using P2PU’s Course in a Box tool. Check out some recent courses we’ve built: Making and Learning (with Pittsburgh Children’s Museum) and Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources (with Open University and Creative Commons).
Integrate learning circles with your site
If you already have a website where people come to sign up for programs, we can integrate the learning circle software into your existing website. We can also white label our site and provide hosting services, giving you to complete creative control over how people experience learning circles in your community.
Design and develop new features
Something missing from our learning circle tools? We can build it with you. Much of the existing learning circle toolkit was built in partnership with organizations in the US and Kenya.
Translate our tools into your language
We can also help you get started translating learning circle materials into any language (French is already completed!)
We’ve spoken at many conferences and events, brainstormed new programs with organizations around the world, and invited students, professors, and professionals to join our team, start learning circles, and conduct research. The P2PU community is willing and able to stand beside you as you fight for a number of important issues, including equity in online learning, empowering adult education programs, and the future of public libraries -- let us know how we can help!