This film introduces the story of connected learning, the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world.

We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew ( to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning he called “courageous” and “transformational.”

The film asks:

  • ‘Might the information age have presented us with the opportunity for a fundamental reimagining of the way we educate our children?’
  • ‘How might education come to life if children were to possess a burning need to know?’
  • ‘Might we each have a part to play?’
  • ‘Might this digital age hold the possibility of bringing us closer together?’

Other films in the series: