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ERIC Number: ED557915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful
Roc, Martens
Alliance for Excellent Education
This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Digital Learning Media (DLM) initiative that schools and out-of-school sites are adopting to enhance student learning and outcomes by connecting their education to their interests. Connected learning uses digital media to engage students' interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning's emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Illinois