[toward bottom of this page find latest report on DML research hub‘s research – out Jan 15, 2013.. or just click image directly below to go straight to their connected learning site for more organized info/updates]
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
connected courses 2014:
Connected Courses is a collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web.
Our goal is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers, students, and educational offerings that makes high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone.
Our Course on Connected Courses
For Fall 2014, our major focus is on running a course for developing and teaching connected courses. The course is designed and taught by faculty from diverse institutions, some of whom are the folks behind successful connected courses such as FemTechNet, ds106, phonar, and the National Writing Project CLMOOC. You can find the syllabushere, and the people involved here.
In 2013, the DML Hub, as part of the MacArthur Foundation supported Digital Media and Learning Initiative, launched Reclaim Open Learning, an effort to explore the intersections between higher education, open learning, and the connected learning model in the midst of MOOC mania. The effort focused on returning to core pedagogical and learning principles, the ethos of the open web, and end-to-end faculty and student innovation when attention was shifting to large institutionalized initiatives and old-school top-down pedagogical and learning models. Activities included a hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, a faculty innovation competition, and event at UC Irvine.
Connected Learning: Relevance, the 4th R
find out more about their work in these places:
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.
Amazing post c/o @mimikocruz https://t.co/i16b1s30vO
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheCLAlliance/status/614497504915107840
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