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Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

| April 3, 2013 | 13 Comments

By Ashley Williams, Youth Radio What if your extracurricular activities weren’t just extra but a part of your academics too? New thinking on education intends to bring students’ interests into the classroom. It’s called Connected Learning and promotes the idea that students will excel in school if what they are learning is relevant to their […]

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Will Informal Learning Carry the Same Weight as College Degrees?

Will Informal Learning Carry the Same Weight as College Degrees?

| December 23, 2011 | 16 Comments

Dave Herholz You can learn anything you want on the Internet, so the adage goes. But even if that’s true, even if it’s now easier than ever to learn about almost any subject online, there are still very few opportunities to gain formal recognition — “credit,” if you will — for informal learning done online. […]

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