NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why does learning need to stop once we exit a classroom? How can organizations and individuals solve our greatest problems without learning together and from each other?
L2O's organization partners create learning communities in which users share and discuss their "aha moments" in a positive environment. Designed to harness the power of social media while minimizing competitive features, such as ranking of user posts or public display of followers, L2O creates a judgment-free environment for meaningful sharing of perspectives and best practices.
Currently the only site purely dedicated to peer learning and reflection, L2O fulfills the desire of many for a place to organize their learnings and share them socially or even to record and retain learnings in a private journal. It enables users to post publicly or privately, to add an "aha" to, or to "build" on, another user's learning that inspires them, and to "keep" the learnings of others that they hope to access again in the future. Learnings may also be shared or built upon anonymously.
"Our organization partners and individual users recognize that complex problems can be addressed most effectively through collaboration," said Simran Arora, collaboration director, growth, L2O. "L2O provides the vehicle for them to learn together and take action."
"The L2O community is a special one. We are attracting change-makers who value personal development through shared knowledge and perspectives with their existing communities and who want to meet and collaborate with others to shape a better world," said Karin Félix-Faure, collaboration director, community, L2O.
Existing learning communities of schools, non-profits, alumni and other groups from around the world share learnings from personal reflection, insights, articles, books or general observations with other members of their community and beyond. Recorded, shared learning motivates us, provides feedback, helps preserve memories and deepens relationships and understanding.
"The advantages of using L2O, both personally and professionally, to learn and share information in such a positive and encouraging environment, are unparalleled," said Nick Cooney, vice president, Mercy for Animals, an L2O partner, which is building learning communities for volunteers to share their experiences, successes and struggles.
Enhancements over the coming months, driven by the needs of organization partners, include: messaging, and granular community and engagement features.
L2O is an online community of collaborative learning organizations and open-minded learners dedicated to sharing and discussing their discoveries in a positive, judgment-free environment. L2O fosters a secure and collaborative environment that is welcoming for all learners through: a context focused on and designed for maximum shared learning; diverse perspectives which role model the learning mindset; a private learning journal with each user customizing the visibility of each learning; collaborative features such as "build" rather than "comment", "aha" rather than "vote" or "like", and the ability to "keep" the learnings of others in one's learning journal; choice of anonymity by learning and build; and granular privacy settings for communities with shared interests.
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