You never know what is going to get you thinking about the various terms we banter around in education. I was part of a this (now recorded) Connected Learning Webinar talking about blended learning.
Prior to starting the webinar, this Tweet appeared from @DaveQuinn :
“ Looking forward to your seminar on . Can you suggest some readings on the overlap of the two?”
So it got me to thinking about the top 5 reasons ways that Connected Learning and Blended Learning overlap.
First, to be a connected educator and a blended learning educator, you have to expand your thinking and know that information and ideas can come from a variety of sources, including students.
Second, being a connected educator and a blended learning educator means that you understand the importance of personalizing learning for all students and how technology can facilitate this.
Third, connected educators and blended learning educators network with other educators in various ways through social media, meeting up online and in person, and continually share ideas with one another in a variety of ways.
Fourth, connected educators and blended learning educators love learning about the newest technologies that can impact learning – no matter what level you teach.
Fifth, connected educators and blended learning educators are lifelong learners and lots of fun to be interact with and be around!
Update: After the webinar, I would add that connected educators and blended learning educators are engaged in personal learning networks.