1. Constructivism - Information items are built one on top of the other. Image your learning community constructing a huge Lego building: New bricks can always be added, however they need to be placed such that the building continues, or, in other words, in context to other blocks.
2. Social Constructivism - following Vygotsky and his followers, we believe that knowledge built collaboratively is the most rich and substantial way to learn.
3. Organized Democracy - Ligilo enables a pluralist discussion which is framed and guided by the educator's skeleton and guidance.
4. Active Learning – because learning must be hands-on.
5. Critical thinking & reasoning – Traditional talkback is not suitable for learning. Using Ligilo, a user must read before reacting, and must think about the context he or she is adding to the discussion.
6. Visual aids - Ligilo enables its community members to view the "big picture" built by the community at any time, from any angle, visually assimilating the knowledge base developed in class.