I am the evaluation partner for P2PU and their IMLS project of which the Cleveland Public Libraries are a part. I will be collecting and analyzing learner data as well as other information about Cleveland and five other library systems throughout the country that are participating in the study. Our goal is to determine how well Learning Circles (LCs) work in various environments with an effort to design support systems which further the success of LCs. Overall, the Learning Circle model was developed for public library systems to increase the likelihood of success in online educational formats for those without college degrees.
Your input is key!! Please share the successes, challenges and opportunities of your experiences with Learning Circles. Suggested topics include a wide array of areas including technology, curriculum, personalities, barriers and sources of personal motivation.
What types of experiences did you find most challenging or rewarding?
Are there opportunities for branches in your system to interact with one another to share positive and negative experiences with offering Learning Circles?
Please describe how you found out about LCs and what inspired you to become a facilitator.
If you are involved with outreach and engagement for the library – what efforts were implemented to bring attention to LCs? Are different branches experiencing higher levels of success? If so, what may be contributing factors?