We Are the Connected Learning Alliance
We are educators, researchers, innovators, and change makers. We believe young people deserve a more equitable learning ecosystem centered on their cultures, communities, and interests.We harness the power of emerging technology to help make this happen. Will you join us?
The Connected Wellbeing Initiative: Building Understanding and Action Regarding Teens’ Technology Use and Their Mental Health
The positive benefits of youth interacting with technology are often ignored while ...
When Learning is Irresistable: An Invitation to Foster Inventive Mindsets
Image: Portland State University, Oregon MESA InventTeams In 2019 I stumbled upon ...
Timbuk2 – Anchored in a Historical Legacy of Care and Spirituality
“As a child that’s one thing that my parents really instilled in us as children ...
Proceedings of the 2022 Connected Learning Summit Released
On behalf of the Connected Learning Summit Conference Committee, we are pleased ...
Responding to Race in Youth Career Development Practice
They’re coming to us, without any work experience because of discrimination ...
Technology’s Child: Making the Complex More Concrete for Research on Kids and Tech
I’ve been researching technology’s role in child development for nearly twenty ...
The Connected Arts Learning Framework: An Expanded View of the Purposes and Possibilities for Arts Learning
New report comes at arts learning from a different angle: What if learning about or practicing an art could help young people connect more directly to their communities and the world they live in? And how might that change the experience and outcomes for both students and communities?
Asset and Action-Based Approaches to Civic Learning: A Review of Frameworks, Evidence and Approaches
This report offers an orientation and frameworks for how experiences of civic engagement and community connection can contribute to positive educational and life outcomes for minoritized youth.
Partnering with Future Ready with the Library
New case study shares lessons learned from working with rural and small public library staff on assessment and evaluation for new connected learning programs
Raising Good Gamers: Envisioning an Agenda for Diversity, Inclusion, and Fair Play
New report explores how to make online gaming communities more youth-friendly and inclusive
Evaluating Library Programming
This guide is designed to get you started with effective, easy to use, and accessible tools and strategies to approach program design, reflection, and evaluation from a connected learning perspective.
Social Media and Youth Wellbeing: What We Know and Where We Could Go
New report examining the relationship between teens' technology use and mental health released
The Connected Learning Research Network: Reflections on a Decade of Engaged Scholarship
New report expands and revises key elements of the connected learning framework and the 2013 connected learning report
Full STEAM Ahead at Los Angeles Public Library
New case study describes the programming and assessment tools CCLL and library staff developed and used to support connected learning for youth
YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library
New case study from the Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries (CCLL) project: YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library
10th Anniversary Edition of HOMAGO book
The tenth-anniversary edition of a foundational text in digital media and learning, examining new media practices that range from podcasting to online romantic breakups.
The Studio at Anythink Libraries
Anythink is a leader in developing innovative, usable tools for evaluating learning, including the talkback boards described here.
Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning
New Book Explores How Online Affinity Networks Expand Learning and Opportunity for Youth.
The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality
New Book Examines How the Digital and Social-Media Lives of Low-Income Youth, Especially Youth of Color, Have Evolved Amidst Rapid Social and Technological Change.
Institute of Play
New Institute of Play page includes over a dozen downloadable resources to help you bring the power of play and design into the classroom.
Reclaiming Digital Futures Report
New toolkit, and associated report, shares effective practices for equitable, youth-centered digital learning.
Connected Learning in Libraries
Libraries support connected learning by offering access to technology, learning resources, and expert guidance for young people to pursue their unique interests.
Connected Learning in Teaching Practice
Join teachers and teacher educators who are applying the principles of connected learning to their teaching and educational design.
“Connected civics” is civic and political engagement grounded in young people’s deeply felt interests and identities.
Explore pedagogy and online developments that best support and broaden access to meaningful and engaged forms of education for independent learners everywhere.
Howard Rheingold's most relevant picks for learner agency, co-learning, making, 21st-century learners, networked publics, media literacy, civic engagement and pedagogy.