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How Occupational Equity Programs Are Accelerating Impact During the Pandemic – Youth Media, Online Networks, and P2P Mobilization

Blog post on the Connected Learning Alliance: The Connected Learning Lab has been grappling with related issues in occupational equity as part of the Equitable Futures Innovation Network. When the pandemic hit, we had just announced a new postdoctoral fellowship program as a catalyst for building a network to capture and share insights from programs …

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UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab Recognized as an Organized Research Unit

Blog post on the Connected Learning Alliance: “I’m delighted to share the news that the Connected Learning Lab (CLL) was recently recognized as an “Organized Research Unit (ORU)” — a cross-campus research institute — by UC Irvine. Our founding faculty established the CLL as a research center in the School of Information and Computer Science …

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Close the Digital Generation Gap, Unlock the Power of Online Affinity Networks, and Fuel Learning

First published on the Connected Learning Alliance blog. Fresh into the new year, I’m delighted to announce the publication of Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning, a book synthesizing research by the Leveling Up team of the Connected Learning Research Network. This book follows in the footsteps of Hanging Out, Messing Around, …

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Power Up Your Personal Learning Network with Open Online Connected Courses

Blog post on the Connected Learning Alliance: “Are you tapping the power of open online networks to fuel your personal learning network? Have you connected with educators, designers, and researchers who are grappling with how to teach and embody connected learning in their work? The Connected Courses for Educators page offers a curated collection of …

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Value the Creative and Social-Emotional Upsides of Social Media Suggests New Survey from Common Sense Media

Originally published on the Connected Learning Alliance blog. Earlier this month, Common Sense Media released its report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. The report describes research conducted by veteran digital youth researcher Victoria Rideout and Common Sense Media’s Senior Director of Research, Michael Robb. This survey is the organization’s second report tracking …

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