Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Libraries Play A Central Role in Connected Learning | The Digital Shift 2013

The Internet offers today’s youth unprecedented opportunities to connect with peers and seek knowledge in almost any area of interest—and libraries are uniquely positioned to play a central role in this learning, according to Mimi Ito, professor and cultural anthropologist at the University of California, Irvine, and principal investigator for Connected Learning, a new education model funded by the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative. “As educators we can do much more in supporting, navigating, and curating this for young people. http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/10/k-12/libraries-play-a-central-role-in-connected-learning-the-digital-shift-2013/     .... Karyn M. Peterson

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