Classroom as an Organizing Space

A learning circle is a highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work.  The goal is to build, share, and express knowledge though a process of open dialogue and deep reflection around issues or problems with a focus on a shared outcome.  Online learning circles take advantage of social networking tools to manage collaborative work over distances following a timeline from the open to close of the circle.  Circles have a final project which collects the shared knowledge generated during the interactions.  Learning circles is great way to organize learning in massively open online course (MOOCs).