This is a recording of (and related resources/links for) a CEM kickoff keynote address by Connie Yowell discussing the vision of “connected learning.” Connie is Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She also oversees the $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning (DML): an initiative which aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

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* Inspired by what Connie had to say?  Want to know more about her work and stay in touch?  The place is probably the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media & Learning site.

* Interested in more panels like this?  There’s a whole collection of them to access on the CEM Kickoff page, and an even bigger (much bigger) fully searchable and browsable collection/calendar of CEM events and activities from 100+ participating organizations on the Connected Educator Month home page.

* Never been part of an online education community or network before? Not sure you have what it takes yet?  A great place to get up to speed is CEM’s collection of connected educator starter resources, including a starter kit, our help desk, and more…


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