I think that the definition of conceptualization of learning and the idea that learning can extend beyond the classroom can be very beneficial. This allows people to understand that they can learn everywhere. They don’t have to be in a specific space, time, or from a specific person to learn. This extends the classroom, and this is why today people go to college online and receive their degrees from online settings.
Growing up I would wake up at 6am get ready for school, and by 7:30 my mother had dropped me off at my school's front door. I’d go inside and start class. I always loved math and I have some friends in their who enjoyed it as well. It was my favorite class and I couldn’t wait to attend. As for my language arts class I didn’t enjoy it as much, it wasn’t my best subject. Back then I was connecting and learning in my math course. I think that this concept has changed my thought process on learning because I always thought of it being between myself and the books. Those aren’t the only factors that contributes to the connected learning process its the student and their passion, friends sharing the same passion, and mentor that has a passion in teaching. Now I think more about connected learning and how important it can be for the learning process.
Connected learning is when someone is learning something that is in their interest and those around them are learning with the same interest. The connected part is there because the learner has a interest or passion which allows them to give more to the process. If someone isn’t interested in something they tend to give less, and in that case the learning isn’t so much connected. I think this is important because it encourages people to learn. You want someone to be excited to learn, and this is how generation after generation stay knowledgeable with connected learning.
After taking a look at the “Connected Learning: Everyone, Everywhere, Anytime” video I found a lot of great points interesting. One thing that I found very interesting is that in today's time the number of resources we have to learn from is outrages. The lady in the video mentions that in earlier times you depended on an expert to teach you, today that isn’t truly necessarily. Not that having a expert present teach you is wrong, but today we necessarily aren’t depend on them. We can get tones of information on the internet, and students can learn with different learning models for different subjects. For example I have been taking online classes since the start of Covid-19, and I will graduate in december. This wouldn’t have been possible in the early days when this access wasn’t available. Today there’s almost no excuse on why someone shouldn’t learn.