We Are the Connected Learning Alliance
We are educators, researchers and technology makers. We believe that all young people deserve engaging learning and a vibrant future. We harness the power of technology to help make this happen. Will you join us?
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 ...
Mobilizing Teen-Centered Research Findings for Teen-Oriented Storytelling
The first and second authors of this blog post were teens in the the middle 2010s ...
The Power of Participatory Projects: Public Media and Gen Z
New research from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows the power of involving young ...
Call for Proposals Now Open for the Sixth Annual Connected Learning Summit
Call for proposals now open for the sixth annual Connected Learning Summit, which ...
Code for What?
Educators are urged to teach “computer science for all!” In our new book, ...
ConnectedLib Toolkit 2.0: Bringing Connected Learning to Small and Rural Libraries
For the last seven years, I’ve been working with a talented and committed group ...
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.