Learning Circles at the Library

March 13, 2018 | Diana S.

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Did you know that less than 10 percent of people who enroll for online courses complete them?

Don’t be discouraged! The library wants to help – which is why we’ve started offering Learning Circles.

The likeliness of completing an online course increases to 55 percent if you take the course with a group of people. Learning Circles give participants the opportunity to work together on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and other types of online courses. It’s like a study group, organized and facilitated by the library, where participants engage with online educational resources – and with each other! Diverse groups of learners benefit from one another’s varied strengths, experiences, points of views and backgrounds. And you get to connect with others in your community and motivate one another to learn, succeed and gain academic confidence.

Peer learning can create a rich learning environment in which everyone simultaneously teaches and learns, acts and observes, speaks and listens. You’ll be exposed to new perspectives and have an opportunity to achieve something greater than you could on your own.

And there are lots of great practical reasons to join a Learning Circle: you can improve your job skills, work toward a promotion, and get extra help for classes you are taking at school. Or just continue your journey of lifelong learning!


Join a Toronto Public Library Learning Circle!

·       Solve the Mystery of the Body in the Bag at Fairview Branch, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 19, Mar 26 and Apr 9

·       Maintaining a Mindful Life at Dufferin/St. Clair Branch, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13 and Apr 20

·       Discover Sign Language at Northern District Branch, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 03, May 10 and May 17

·       Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters at York Woods Branch, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23 and Apr 30