Monday, November 5, 2012

Thought Provoking, Discussion Starting Video - Connected Learning: Everyone

http://vimeo.com/47111399#

Here is a very powerful video from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that is guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling.
  • we give responsibility for learning to professionals instead of remembering it’s the fabric that frames all of our interactions with everybody
  • connected learning networks force us to fundamentally rethink what we think is the problem and goal of education
  • it’s about expertise that’s widely distributed; anybody can help somebody else get better at something
  • if you have an educational system that always tell students what to do, you’re not building their capacity to make effective learning choices themselves
  • we used to have capacity bottlenecks for learning, so you had to go to school or a library – now we don’t have that problem but we still act as if we do
  • education isn’t bound to particular institutions anymore, it can happen anywhere
  • how does a kid find a mentor or peer that helps them develop their interest, make their interest relevant, find a sense of purpose, etc.
  • how do we use the capacity of the network to bring people together who want to learn together?
  • everybody can participate in a connected learning model
  • the great side benefit of interest-based, connected learning is that it fosters social connection and well-being: fulfillment, belonging, and purpose  (Source:  http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2012/11/5-videos-on-connected-learning-from-the-digital-media-and-learning-research-hub-videos.html#)

Connected Learning: 'EVERYONE' from DML Research Hub on Vimeo.