Powerful Learning for Change: Case Studies in Connected Learning
This collection features a selection of case studies which illustrate how Connected Learning can be used, not only as an educational approach, but as a catalyst for social change. Connected Learning 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 cases spotlight communities of learners and educators developing unique programs that can expand educational experiences beyond the four walls of the classroom. From community service programs connecting passionate students and industry representatives, to Kickstarter campaigns teaming up architects and middle schoolers looking to make a difference in their neighborhoods, the cases in this collection illustrate how interest-based learning can be the basis for change at local and national levels.
These case studies, which showcase the work of both schools and community organizations/collaborations, 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
- Reimagining Learning and Teaching: Personal Stories of Connected Learning
- Learning in Community: Personal Stories of Connected Learning
- Learning through Play & Design: Personal Stories of Connected Learning