The revolutionary social technology for learning from Red42 - now a digital, B2B cloud platform

LearningCircles by Red42: A powerful, new learning technology

Workplace learning on the fringe of organizational development

LearningCircles by Red42 is an innovative and progressive learning technology, created in 2018 by Silke Hermann and Niels Pflaeging. With LearningCircles, a revolution in learning & development begins. LearningCircles are like nothing you have ever seen before in organizational learning:

  • Self-organized: Small-group-based & truly learner-driven
  • Integrated: Combines content and didactics and technology of delivery
  • Effective: Enables learning on the individual, group and organizational levels - all at the same time
  • Hassle-free: No teachers/trainers, no experts, no classrooms, no travel needed
  • Fast deployment: Can be started within days, installation-free
  • Keeps the learning space open: Careful infrastructure setup, multifold quality assurance mechanisms
  • Iterative: time-boxed, on the learning session level and learning cycle level
  • Invitation-based: Invitation guarantees that all participation is voluntary
  • For everyone. For all learners in organizations of more than 25 people; for diverse & geographically distributed groups
  • Online and offline: Delivered in many languages, digital or haptic

In an age of "elearning same-sameness" and training desperation, LearningCircles allows your organization to make a giant leap forward into the realm of self-organized, relevant, social learning. It is corporate learning - unleashed!


News around Learning Circles by Red42


Now available:

  • disqourse - a could-based corporate learning platform, 100% based on the LearningCircles by Red42 approach. Available in 7 languages. Created in Europe, made for the world, headquartered in Croatia
  • Forthcoming: Free disqourse white papers on the discourse learning approach and didactics
  • To learn more about the LearningCircles by Red42 method and didactics, get the Red42 concept booklet in German

The concept overview (in English and in German)

Social technology wants to be free!

The LearningCircles by Red42 open source license

LearningCircles by Red42 is a freely available, open-source social technology: You are free to derive from LearningCircles by Red42 and create innovative, new works yourself, and share your innovations with others, and even commercialize them.

LearningCircles by Red42 (as outlined in our publications such as the forthcoming booklet), is described through the open-source LearningCircles by Red42 Concept Overview, as well as related events, principles, roles, workshop formats, consulting techniques and related documents are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. This license is an open source license: Under this license, you are strongly encouraged to innovate by freely developing applications based upon LearningCircles by Red42.

About the license Attribution ShareAlike – “CC-BY-SA”

  • credit the original authors, Niels Pflaeging and Silke Hermann (of Red42),
  • and provide our specified link to the source material, as listed below,
  • and license your derivative creations to others under the identical terms.

Specifically, you must provide and prominently display the following link with any and all derived works, and included as part of all related graphics you develop:

“This work is derived from LearningCircles by Red42, an open source, free social technology published by Silke Hermann & Niels Pflaeging under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license from Creative Commons, and found here:"