[Air-L] Researchers to Introduce New Model of Learning, Connected Learning: Designed to Œmine the new social, digital domain¹

Jon Barilone jbarilone at hri.uci.edu
Tue Feb 28 11:00:02 PST 2012

You can read the full press release here: http://bit.ly/yItXdV

Citing an ever-widening gap between in-school and out-of-school learning
experiences, a team of researchers on Thursday will introduce a model of
learning -- 'connected learning' -- that taps into the rich new world of
information, knowledge, and online collaboration available to youth and

The connected learning model, which is anchored in a large body of
research on how youth are using social media, the internet and digital
media to learn and develop expertise, also seeks to respond to deepening
fears of a class-based "equity" gap in education that, without
intervention, is likely to be accelerated by disproportionate access to
technology and new forms of knowledge sharing.

The introduction of the connected learning model is scheduled to take
place during a 5 p.m. Thursday press briefing and reception at a
conference at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. The conference, "Beyond
Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World," is
being attended by 1,000 technologists, futurists, researchers and
educators. Members of the news media interested in attending the connected
learning briefing and reception, can quickly RSVP and get further details
here: http://connectedlearning.eventbrite.com

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