The Connected Learning Project
The Connected Learning website initially opened on June of 2012, for the purpose of conducting and archiving research for the development of a 21st Century model for education. The central purpose of the website is to provide a guide for teaching of digital literacy in a connected learning environment. The website supports ideas of student centered facilitated instruction, that provides for the creation of content through project, problem based learning applications. The current developments of the site include an assortment of activity guides that correlate with the first domain of digital media literacy and the connected learning process. These activity guides are designed to help teachers in their quest for integrating technology tools while blending the standards of required learning with digital media literacy. Future plans for the website will include the principles of facilitated learning as it applies to effective teaching practices in the connected classroom, designing project and problem based units of study to promote creative digital compilations, and to define the practice of learning analytics.