Learning in Community: Personal Stories of Connected Learning
This collection of ten personal stories features individuals who use their personal passions to engage with their communities--from YouTubers who share Bollywood dance routines online, to musicians creating instructional groups for playing the cello. These personal stories provide glimpses into the how both interest-based learning and group learning can expand creativity and knowledge.
Each personal story focuses on the different creative approaches educators are using to transform traditional curriculum and support Connected Learning, which leverages the advances of the digital age to pave the way for more customized, student-centered learning. It is characterized by learning that is social, participatory, interest-driven, and relevant to the opportunities of our time.
These stories were originally featured on Connected Learning TV with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Connected Learning TV now airs on the National Writing Project's Educator Innovator.
Find other Connected Learning TV case studies and personal stories in these collections:
- Fan Activism and Community: Case Studies in Connected Learning
- Paths of Creativity: Case Studies in Connected Learning
- Powerful Learning for Change: Case Studies in Connected Learning
- Reimagining Learning & Teaching: Personal Stories of Connected Learning
- Learning through Play & Design: Personal Stories of Connected Learning