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Connected Learning in a Connected World

Connected Learning in a Connected World

Written by Bob Jobin
October 10, 2014

Paul Oh, of the National Writing Project, presented about Connected Learning. It streamed live Friday October 10th 2014, and you can watch it right here: 

This event was co-sponsored by the Emma Birkmaier Critical Literacy and Urban Education Speaker Series, the Learning Technologies Media Lab, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Minnesota Writing Project. All sponsors are part of the University of Minnesota.

From the event description:

Consumption is a national pastime. But so, as it turns out, is creation. From YouTube to Instagram to Minecraft, young people are gravitating to these platforms, creating identities, sharing their passions, and collaborating with others. How do we make sense of this media-infused landscape for young people and how do we leverage the accompanying interest-driven, production-centered ethos, fueled by the open web, for learning? In response to these questions, the National Writing Project, particularly its Educator Innovator initiative, has been interrogating, implementing, and disseminating knowledge about a set of design and learning principles oriented toward the pathways young people today engage in on a daily basis. These Connected Learning principles form the foundation of a movement taking shape, a movement that recognizes learning happens for young people as part of an ecosystem of which school is one node alongside libraries, museums, and informal opportunities — a movement we are all invited to co-construct.

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