Learning Circles sind ein von der Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) und Partnern entwickeltes, international erprobtes und wissenschaftlich evaluiertes Konzept im Bereich Open Education. Die Grundidee: Öffentliche Lernorte (z. B. Öffentliche Bibliotheken) bieten angeleitete Lerngruppen (in Präsenz) für Menschen, die an Online-Kursen teilnehmen und ihren Lernprozess absichern und erweitern wollen. Ziel ist ein moderiertes, selbstgesteuertes und agiles Lernen in kleinen Gruppen, um der digitalen Spaltung im Bereich Bildung entgegenzuwirken. In diesem Sinne versteht sich das Projekt Learning Circles explizit als Beitrag zum Empowerment von Lernenden.
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