A report on connected learning introduces focus on learners, individual interest, continuity in learning, and the future of the learners as principles of connected learning. By Focusing on the learners we will allow them to develop life-long skills which would allow them to succeed in today’s economy. As this report states that learning is powered by individual interests and supported by peers, connected learning can also be achieved through digital media by connecting academics to the learner’s interest and therefore inspiring both mentors and mentees. Moreover due to the fact that learning is continuous, digital tools facilitate this process in various settings in home, school, and the community. Last but not least this process will transform the learners to future producers which can be successful in today’s global environment.
The core properties for a connected learning experience can be defined as production centered, shared purpose, and open networked environments . It is also worth mentioning that as higher education is moving towards globalization, connected learning has the ability to cross the boundaries which have separated cultures, universities, and the community.
“CONNECTED LEARNING IS NOT ABOUT A SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY, TOOL, PLATFORM, OR TECHNIQUE, BUT INSTEAD SEEKS TO DESIGN EXPERIENCES FOR LEARNERS THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TODAY’S ABUNDANT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.”