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Connected Education: A Community Connect Review

July 30, 2012


Connected Educator Month is a USA initiative to be held during August. In keeping with this theme, Connected Education was the focus of last weeks Community Connect webinar.

The purpose of this webinar was to discuss what it means to be a Connected Educator (often referred to as Networked Teacher), how people connect as well as what projects and events they are involved in.  Throughout this session the terms Connected Educator, Networked Teacher and Connected Learner were used interchangeably.

Participants Shared Experiences 

We Discussed Our Understanding Of Connected Education 

  • building relationships and communities
  • learning with others beyond our walls
  • sharing ideas with others
  • using hybrid web-conferencing to connect participants

This INFOGRAPHIC about Connected Learning Principles was included in the discussion.

We Shared our Connections and Tools

Talked about Opportunities to Connect

Communities Of Practice, Global Projects, Online and Face to Face Events

To Summarise

  • different terms often describe the same thing
  • we are already Connected Educators
  • both online and face to face connections are valuable
  • via conversations we learn so much
  • a wide range of tools and platforms can be used to connect people
  • many opportunities are out there for educators to connect with others in projects, online events, communities of practice, social media and face to face events
  • Listen To The Recording Here
  • Visit the Connected Learning Manifesto, a global, collaborative document, if you would like to leave your thoughts about Connected Education.

What’s Coming Up?

Watch this space for details about this weeks Community Connect Webinar.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. murcha permalink
    July 30, 2012 5:34 pm

    Hi Penny What a wonderful record of the rich conversations that flowed at this webinar. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and share it with us.

  2. Penny permalink*
    July 31, 2012 10:39 pm

    Thank’s Anne, now that we’ve had a chat about what it means to be a connected educator, I’m looking forward to #ce12 for more learning and sharing.

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