Live Online Learning Coming to PLCMC

Synchronous learning is finally coming to PLCMC. I’m so excited! What a great start to a new year!

Here’s a snippet of the email I sent out to staff:

An exciting new development in learning has arrived at PLCMC, O2L2 (Open Online Learning Live).

O2L2 was developed by technology scholar Tom Cole. O2L2 is a new, web-based platform that gives us the tools to deliver live, online staff and public programs, training, and more. Share content and exchange ideas with others—all from a computer at your location. Eliminating the need to travel between branches for programs, training, and meetings, O2L2 will save both time and money. This is not meant to replace any existing training or programs. Instead O2L2 will provide us with another avenue for learning and communication.

Staff interested in exploring O2L2 are invited to register for one or both of the following introductory sessions:

  • O2L2 Drop in Sessions: Drop in for all or part of the hour to get an informal tour of O2L2 from technology scholar Tom Cole.
  • Learn to Learn Online: A structured one-hour class that covers the tools within O2L2, explores the qualities of an effective synchronous learner, and gives participants a chance to experience an online class from start to finish.

We’ll be using WebJunction’s Live Space program to deliver the training.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


  1. Congrats Tom!!! Can’t wait to see the webspace live.

  2. Thanks Helene!
    p.s. Looks like I finally got the comments working again.

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