We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (soulbiographies.com/) to make a series of films about connected learning, an approach to learning designed for our times.

This film introduces the thinking behind connected learning, which builds on the basics to make learning more relevant. It connects learning to people's interests, to real life, real work, real communities, and to the demands and opportunities of the digital age.

The film asks:
‘What might be the consequence of reframing education around the experience of the student?’
‘Might curiosity have always sat at the heart of an extraordinary education?’
‘How might our imagination bring the experience of education to life?’

The interview subject is Connie Yowell, the director of education for the MacArthur Foundation who leads the foundation's Digital Media and Learning initiative (macfound.org/programs/learning/).

Other films in the connected learning series:
'Essence' vimeo.com/37639766
'Everyone' vimeo.com/47111399
'Mentor' vimeo.com/43862075
'Play' vimeo.com/47111398
'Creative' vimeo.com/47547351

To participate in weekly webinars and be a part of an emerging community around connected learning, visit: connectedlearning.tv/

To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: clrn.dmlhub.net/

To see and share an infographic about connected learning: connectedlearning.tv/infographic

To find out more about the six principles and three guiding values of connected learning: connectedlearning.tv/connected-learning-principles

Don't forget to visit our home website: dmlhub.net/

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