For parents who are interested in systemic change in education: know that there is important ongoing research that supports these large questions and is engaged in imagining what these changes might look like—from a foundation of applied research.
What we’re posting here is an evocative 7-minute video that voices these concerns and hints at some forward momentum. It 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.
It 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?”
Parents—this is another way into the conversation. We cheer on the thinking and the progress: