VOTE NOW to get Connected Learning featured at SXSWedu 2015!

Voting is easy! Sign up for an account on SXSW’s Panel Picker site — all you need is an email address. The voting is now open, and runs through Friday, September 5.

Community-driven support is vital to earning a place at SXSWedu, so please support the Connected Learning Alliance and its partners by signing into Panel Picker, clicking the links below, and voting (and/or commenting) for each proposal! Let’s help the world become more familiar with the power and potential of Connected Learning.


* The Best Learning Doesn’t Only Happen in School –

Open Badges/Hive Learning Networks

* Badging & the great form versus function debate –
* New Open Badges Strategies in Higher Ed + Alt Ed –
* Badge The World: Global Lessons in Open Badging –
* Creating Citywide Connected Learning Ecosystems –
* After the Unbundling, Learner-Driven Pathways Rule –
* Releasing Badges in the Wild –
* Badges for Digital Literacy: The 4th R –
* Hive Network: Edu-Innovation Spread & Scale –
* Badge The World: Global Lessons in Open Badging –
* New Open Badges Strategies in Higher Ed + Alt Ed –
* Badging Across a City: Evidence, Access & Scale –

Institute of Play/GlassLab Games

* Exploding the Game for Deeper Learning –
* Quest to Learn: 7 Years Later –
* Tale of Two Makerspaces: Tinkering in NYC Schools –
* From Tools to Transformation: PD for Games and Learning –
* DIY Game Design for Teachers –
* Teachers only: Some serious gameplay –
* Kids love the games, but do they work? –

Friends of CLA

* Whole School Transformation and Connected Learning – – Antero Garcia
* STEM and Connected Learning – – Melissa Techman
* Making 6 Second Stories to Change the World – – KQED
* Beyond “Pink-Washing”: Including Girls in Making – – Tara Tiger Brown & Kylie Peppler