- Connected learning combines personal interests, supportive relationships, & opportunities
- learning with access to information and social connection that embraces diverse backgrounds and interests of young people
- Interests: learning is motivating when it grows out of personal interest
- Research indicates that interest helps us pay attention, make connections, engage in deeper learning
- Relationships: learners need support from peers and mentors to press through setbacks and challenges
- Opportunities: Success beyond a classroom requires connections to real-world career and civic opportunities
Reflection would drive learning in a connected space because it allows us to think back and evaluate. By examining our experience with existing knowledge, we are able to come to a conclusion of what needs to be worked on. That way, we are learning from our mistakes or how to be better overall.