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Researchers Recommend Core Changes in Education

Written by Christina Cantrill
January 15, 2013

Connected learning is about progress and it’s about something everyone in education agrees is urgent and important — the unprecedented opportunity we’re seeing to rethink an approach to education where all young people can realize their learning potential and their right to thrive. Press Release: “Researchers Recommend Core Changes in Education”

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub has just released a new report: “Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design.” The 99-page report–which was written by members of the Connected Learning Research Network, led by Mimi Ito–is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of connected learning.

The report, which is the first of ten in a new series on connected learning, offers a design and reform agenda, grounded in a rich understanding of child development and learning, to promote and test connected learning theories. The report includes an analysis of current economic, social, and technical trends that frame the educational challenges faced by many countries, and also provides several examples of the connected learning principles in action through illustrative cases of learners and learning environments.

We encourage the Digital Is community to share and discuss this report. We would love to hear from you what you notice, what questions does it raise, and what are the implications in your work and context.

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