What is Connected Learning?
Provided by Connected Learning Project
Connected learning is learning that is socially connected, awareness-driven, and oriented towards educational and economic opportunity. Taken from multiple sources, the connected learning approach applies to most situations where people are engaged through topics of interest and where they gather to share knowledge. The connected learning model can also apply to teacher growth as well, as individual teachers learn from the establishment of social media networks and personal learning networks. The central focus of connected learning is constructed on the foundations that anytime an individual pursues a deeper understanding of the world around them, he or she can connect to an expert. These are the network resources of individuals who come together to share information, that have the same common passion or purpose to expand knowledge. These are the world of social media gatherers, that aggregate and share like or similar resources.