Dan Pontefract participates in the online “courses” and discussions about teaching and learning that I do. Nice presentation of the key points of Connected Learning.
Connected Learning’ is part formal, part informal and part social, there will always be the act of ‘connecting’ one’s self to people, content, systems, networks, etc. during the learning process itself … and it may occur through several mediums.
- Formal: a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic.
- Informal: an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go.
- Social: an exchange of ideas, knowledge or information typically characterized by friendly interaction through online services that provides supplemental understanding often via personal & professional networks.