TWG 7: Connected learning: online human interaction and interaction with digital resources
Online interaction with people and with digital resources for learning purposes is becoming common practice for educators and students. In connected (or networked) learning, the emphasis is put on connections, be they connections between students from geographically distant classrooms and schools, regions, provinces, and countries as well as students engaged in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Connected learning environments are generally characterized by a sense of shared purpose, a focus on production, and openly networked infrastructures. Models that apply: include learning communities, communities of practice, teacher networks, etc. all of which provide ways of bridging formal and informal learning environments/ communities together.
TWG 7 co-leaders: Éric Bruillard (Université Paris-Descartes), Fredric Litto (Universidade de Sao Paulo), and Sarah Prestridge (Griffith University)
Link to TWG 7's Working document