Excerpts from “Connected Learning: A Context for Interdisciplinarity”

Mizuko Ito, Kris Gutiérrez, Sonia Livingstone, Bill Penuel, Jean Rhodes, Katie Salen, Juliet Schor, Julian Sefton-Green, S. Craig Watkins

Connected learning looks to digital media and communications to:
  1. offer engaging formats for interactivity and self-expression,
  2. lower barriers to access for knowledge and information,
  3. provide social supports for learning through social media and online affinity groups,
  4. link a broader and more diverse range of culture, knowledge, and expertise to educational opportunity.
Contexts for Connected Learning

from Mizuko Ito (et. al): Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design (CCBYNCND)

 

Properties of Connected Learning Experiences

from Mizuko Ito (et. al): Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design (CCBYNCND)

 

Connected learning is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward expanding educational, economic or political opportunity.
Our learning approach is guided by three key findings that have emerged from this body of learning research:
  1. a disconnect between classroom and everyday learning,
  2. the meaningful nature of learning that is embedded in valued relationships, practice, and culture
  3. the need for learning contexts that bring together in-school and out-of-school learning and activity.
Core Properties of Connected Learning Experiences

from Mizuko Ito (et. al): Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design (CCBYNCND)

 

Citation (CCBYNCND):

Ito, Mizuko, Kris Gutiérrez, Sonia Livingstone, Bill Penuel, Jean Rhodes, Katie Salen, Juliet Schor, Julian Sefton-Green, S. Craig Watkins. 2013. Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub. http://dmlhub.net/wp-content/uploads/files/Connected_Learning_report.pdf

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