In addition to template messagse to promote learning circles, you might gain inspiration from two examples of online learning circle email messages to learners. You can use your P2PU Dashboard to send messages like these to all your learners who are part of your learning circle:
I hope you are all doing well in these difficult times. As you may know, the library is currently closed to the public and staff is working from home. What that means is that we are in the process of moving to an online based service as much as we can.
The week before the library closed, I started a Learn To Write Fiction: World-Building class, which met once in person and then moved to an online platform. The class has been going well and it has inspired me to offer another course. It’s a great way to give yourself a little structure, a little purpose in your life, a little fun, and a way to connect with others if you’re stuck at home.
Learn To Write Fiction: Beginner Course will start May 6th and go for 8 weeks, Wednesdays 2-4pm. We will meet online once a week on Jitsi Meet, a video chat service, and will likely use Slack as a way to share work and receive feedback as well.
If you have any questions, please let me know! And even though we’re meeting online, space is still limited, so please register here, and register asap so I know how many people are interested. (We may need to restructure the course, or split into two groups if there is a large number of you.)
Thank you and I look forward to seeing some of you online in a few weeks!
via Jordan Draves
Boston Public Library
THIS MEETING WILL HAPPEN ONLINE AT https://meet.jit.si/covid19-learning-circle
Learning circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses. More information about learning circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/ .
Starting on March 31st and for 3 weeks, BosLab will host a learning circle to help participants study the FutureLearn course “COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus” from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/covid19-novel-coronavirus/ ).
During this third and last week, we will discuss content from the third week of the FutureLearn course, which participants are encouraged to study before the meeting.
Meetings will happen online through videoconferencing at https://meet.jit.si/covid19-learning-circle . In addition, we will use the following Etherpad for real-time communication and activities: https://pad.hadoly.fr/p/9fnd-covid19-learning-circle?lang=en .
Finally, to receive notifications about this learning circle and become part of the P2PU learning circle community, please sign up here: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/online-on-jitsi-1320/ .
Learning Circle Prerequisites:
No prior knowledge is required for this course. In the spirit of learning circles, we will organize group learning activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of the course in a friendly and open environment.
via Sébastien Vigneau
Boston Open Science Laboratory