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Does the information age free us to pursue learning centered on individuals and not institutions? Does each of us have a part to play in the possibility of education? Can a broader definition and responsibility for education bring us all closer together? Those are questions tackled in this short film by "soul biographer" Nic Askew. We commissioned Nic to help explore the underlying thinking of connected learning. Here is what he had to say in his introduction to the short film:… more

Creativity: A Literacy?

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You could make the argument that of all the ills perpetuated by the industrial age approach to education the worst is conformity. Originality had no place in a factory production line. Or so it was thought. Likewise, standardized education and testing has all too often promoted a numbing uniformity. But, our networked society and the information age want, need, and prize something altogether different when it comes to creativity.… more

Mentoring: The Gift of Validation

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This short film explores a fundamental ingredient of learning and human potential: mentoring. Its potential is arguably even more pronounced today because of our ability to connect with others who share our interests through the internet and social media. The film asks:

‘Might we all have the opportunity to mentor another?’

‘How powerful is a single moment of validation to a young imagination?’

‘Might your influence travel further than you might imagine?’more