August 09, 2012
9:00am - 10:00am PST
Why the information age has presented us with the opportunity for a fundamental reimagining of the way we educate our children.
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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning.
Guests for this webinar included:
- Connie Yowell: Connie is the Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She also oversees the $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning: an initiative which aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Prior to joining the Foundation, Connie conducted extensive research on the connections among educational research, policy and practice. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, where she published scholarly work on the complex interplay among young people’s emerging identity, their social context and achievement. You can Follow her on Twitter at @connie.
- Mimi Ito
- Doug Belshaw
- Marsha Semmel
- ‘Brother Mike’ Hawkins
Resources for this webinar:
- The Essence of Connected Learning
- Spotlight on DML: “Researchers Introduce a New Model of ‘Connected Learning'”
- Connie’s Huffington Post piece: “Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age”
- Purpos/ed: what’s the purpose of education? Join the debate.
- HIVE Learning Networks: Explore + Create + Share
- The Fifth Dimension: partnership between community centers and local colleges to establish educational after-school programs
- The HIVE Network’s Fashion initiative
- [PDF] Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out
- “Networked: The New Social Operating System” by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman
- Learner Centered Networks: A Proposal for a New Education System (2007)
- “From Theory to Design: Exploring the Power & Potential of ‘Connected Learning’, Part One” by S. Craig Watkins
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