While learning theories come and go, the Connected Learning approach takes the best of our learning traditions to create what proponents justifiably call “a learning approach designed for the demands and opportunities of the digital age: powerful, relevant, engaging.” [Connected Learning website, ]
This highly interactive one-hour session will cover the basic tenets of Connected Learning, provide examples of how it is used in a variety of settings, and provide you with principles and practices you can easily adapt within your own library.
Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:
- Be able to concisely describe what Connected Learning is
- Have at least three examples of how libraries can effectively adapt Connected Learning principles and practices to the benefit of their own learners
- Have at least two specific ideas that they can immediately incorporate into their own library learning programs for staff and/or library users
Original broadcast November 5, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Paul Signorelli
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. He continues to design and facilitate online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD–formerly the American Society for Training & Development), and American Library Association; and explores innovations in onsite and online training-teaching-learning and community partnerships.