The Connected Learning Model
To facilitate the learning process within a connected learning environment associations must be made between knowledge and application. The facilitator of content must provided a truer form of elaborative rehearsal within the learning environment. Elaborative rehearsal encompasses a variety of strategies that provides the learner an opportunity to intricate their learning. Through connected learning experiences the learner can express ideas more openly using multiple digital literacy skill sets to compare new concepts with known concepts that hooks the unfamiliar with something familiar. The diagram below demonstrates the traditional classroom practices, located on top with the student experiencing the assembly line approach to learning. The connected learning process provides students with the opportunities to become intrinsically involved in a learning process where they are the creators of their own content. The content standards are designed in a rubric template, provides the student an opportunity for creativity in multimedia compilations, while being under the directions of a facilitator of learning. This type of classroom learning, involves the teaching of the three domains of digital media literacy.