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Description of Learning Circles as
Electronic Classrooms

The Learning Circle is like a large, electronic classroom. Your students are one of the groups of students sitting together in this large classroom. The groups are too far apart for voices to carry, so you communicate through computers.


Each group of students has a computer and screen in front of them. Whenever you send messages to the Learning Circle, the messages will appear on the screens of all of the other groups when they are in the classroom. But in this electronic space, people do not have to all be present at the same time to work together. All of the exchanges are stored in computer memory and are easily received whenever a group is ready to work with their Learning Circle partners.



Copyright © 1997, 2002, Margaret Riel