[See below for latest report on DML research hub's research - out Jan 15, 2013]
The Essence of Connected Learning
There is wide agreement that we need new models of education, and not simply new models of schooling, but entirely new visions of learning better suited to the increasing complexity, connectivity, and velocity of our new knowledge society. We now have the capability to reimagine where, when, and how learning takes place.
at 25 sec – If people don’t really learn how to learn and how to engage and how to be flexible and adaptive and find communities and have ideas about what they want to do now, then we’re just really in trouble. – Mimi Ito
at 1:50 – .. Part of what’s wrong with the current educational system… is that it’s fundamentally starting with the wrong questions… outcomes… and then everything is defined by that. It doesn’t matter almost who the kids is… - Connie Yowell
at 4:50 – What we’ve heard from kids over and over again through all our research is that school is a node on their network of learning. - Connie Yowell
at 5:10 – The problem is effective matchmaking… it’s not so much about finding the information anymore.. but about bringing people together who want to learn together… This is fundamentally reconfiguring what we think of as the problem and goal of education. – Mimi Ito
at 7:15 – It’s about expertise that’s widely distributed in our society and culture, and the fact that anybody can help somebody else get better at something. - Mimi Ito
at 7:30 – It is absolutely a work in progress. .. It’s a work that should never be finished. It’s a work that should always be in progress, and it’s a work that should never be afraid to fail. - Connie Yowell
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And just out (1.15.13) their latest research:
With today’s networked world, we have the capacity to address all young people’s right to learn, to thrive, to find a place, and to contribute to our society. It’s really no longer a question of how. It’s a question of will.