1. Connected Learning: The power of making learning relevant

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    Connected Learning is when you’re pursuing expertise around something you care deeply about, and you’re supported by friends & institutions who share this common passion that is tuned to the demands and opportunities of the digital age. This is the second in a series of short animated films that explores why today's learners need a learning approach designed for our times, what connected learning looks like, and what is at stake if we do not make learning relevant. To learn more about the network of organizations & individuals who are helping make connected learning opportunities more widely available, visit http://clalliance.org

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    • Connected Learning: The urgency and the promise

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      Our education systems were built for a world that no longer exists. If we want future generations to thrive in a modern economy, we need to harness the opportunities of the digital age to provide them with relevant and meaningful learning experiences. We call this vision "connected learning." This is the first in a series of short animated films that explores why today's learners need a learning approach designed for our times, what "connected learning" looks like, and what is at stake if we do not make learning relevant. To learn more about the network of organizations & individuals who are helping make connected learning opportunities more widely available, check out http://clalliance.org

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      • Connected Learning: Building on the Basics

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        We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://soulbiographies.com) to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning he called "transformational." This film examines how creativity, shunned in the industrial age approach to schooling, is essential to learners in a networked society and a critical element of connected learning. Guided by six learning principles and three core values, connected learning is the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world. The film asks: ‘In this rapidly changing world might creativity need to sit at the heart of an education for all?’ ‘Might education now need to embrace these new forms of literacy for all students?’ ‘Might our future call for creative, literate, self expressive and resourceful students?’ The interview subject is DePaul University associate professor Nichole Pinkard, founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (http://www.digitalyouthnetwork.org/), supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative (macfound.org/programs/learning/). Other films in the connected learning series: 'Essence' vimeo.com/37639766 'Engaged' vimeo.com/47188676 'Everyone' vimeo.com/47111399 'Mentor' vimeo.com/43862075 'Play' vimeo.com/47111398 To participate in weekly webinars and be a part of an emerging community around connected learning, visit: http://connectedlearning.tv To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://clrn.dmlhub.net/ To see and share an infographic about connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic To find out more about the six principles and three guiding values of connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-learning-principles Don't forget to visit our home website: http://dmlhub.net/

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        • Connected Learning: Real-world Engagement

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          We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://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 (http://www.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: http://connectedlearning.tv/ To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://clrn.dmlhub.net/ To see and share an infographic about connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic To find out more about the six principles and three guiding values of connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-learning-principles Don't forget to visit our home website: http://dmlhub.net/

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          • Connected Learning: Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone

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            We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://soulbiographies.com/) to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning designed for our times. This film examines the overflowing abundance of knowledge, expertise, and social connectivity in the networked age and the power of bringing people together who want to learn together through the internet and social media. Guided by six learning principles, connected learning is the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world. The film asks: ‘Might the information age free us to pursue learning centered on individuals and not institutions?’ ‘Perhaps each of us has a part to play in the possibility of education?’ ‘Might a broader definition and responsibility for education bring us all closer together?’ The interview subject is cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito, a leader in the field of youth, technology, culture and learning; research director of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub; and chair of the Connected Learning Research Network, which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative (macfound.org/programs/learning/). Other films in the connected learning series: 'Essence' vimeo.com/37639766 'Engaged' vimeo.com/47188676 '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: http://connectedlearning.tv To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://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: http://dmlhub.net/

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            • Connected Learning: Playing, Creating, Making

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              We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://soulbiographies.com) to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning he called "transformational." This film examines a fundamental human experience and key component of connected learning, 'play,' and explores whether it has been underestimated and whether, as a state of being, it holds answers for the reimagining of education. Guided by six learning principles and three core values, connected learning is the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world. The film asks: ‘Might we have underestimated the value of ‘play’?’ ‘How would your life look if seen through a playful state of mind?’ ‘Might confidence sit at the heart of an extraordinary education?’ 'Might a playful frame of mind stand to transform the experience of education?' ‘Might a playful state of mind enable the strength of our true human spirit?’ The interview subject is game designer and DePaul University professor Katie Salen, executive director of a non-profit called Institute of Play (http://www.instituteofplay.org/) that is focused on games and learning and leader of the team that founded Quest to Learn, a 6-12th grade public school in New York City, as well as CICS ChicagoQuest, a 6-12 charter school that opened fall 2011 in Chicago. Both Quest to Learn and Institute of Play are supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative (macfound.org/programs/learning/). Other films in the connected learning series: 'Essence' vimeo.com/37639766 'Engaged' vimeo.com/47188676 'Everyone' vimeo.com/47111399 'Mentor' vimeo.com/43862075 'Creative' vimeo.com/47547351 To participate in weekly webinars and be a part of an emerging community around connected learning, visit: http://connectedlearning.tv To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://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: http://dmlhub.net/

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              • Connected Learning: Inspiring Mentors and Peers

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                We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://soulbiographies.com) to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning he called "courageous" and "transformational." This film examines the true impact of mentorship and its ability to validate others in an era when all of us can connect and play a part in the life and education of one another. Guided by six learning principles and three core values, connected learning is the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world. The film asks: ‘ Might we all have the opportunity to mentor another?’ ‘ How powerful is a single moment of validation to a young imagination?’ ‘ Might your influence travel further than you might imagine?’ 'Teacher or not, might you have a part to play in the education of another?' The interview subject is Brother Mike, YouMedia Coordinator and Lead Mentor for the Digital Youth Network (http://www.digitalyouthnetwork.org/), which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative (macfound.org/programs/learning/). Other films in the connected learning series: 'Essence' vimeo.com/37639766 'Engaged' vimeo.com/47188676 'Everyone' vimeo.com/47111399 '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: http://connectedlearning.tv To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://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: http://dmlhub.net/

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                • Connected Learning: Interest, Peer Culture, Academics

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                  We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://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: 'Might the information age have presented us with the opportunity for a fundamental reimagining of the way we educate our children?' 'How might education come to life if children were to possess a burning need to know?' 'Might we each have a part to play?' 'Might this digital age hold the possibility of bringing us closer together?' Other films in the series: 'Engaged' https://vimeo.com/47188676 'Everyone' https://vimeo.com/47111399 'Mentor' https://vimeo.com/43862075 'Play' https://vimeo.com/47111398 'Creative' https://vimeo.com/47547351 To participate in weekly webinars and be a part of an emerging community around connected learning, visit: http://connectedlearning.tv/ To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: http://clrn.dmlhub.net/ To see and share an infographic about connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic To learn more about the six principles and three guiding values of connected learning: http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-learning-principles Don't forget to visit our home website: http://dmlhub.net/

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