Commentary We Are a Global Community: What if We Collaborated?

Julie Lindsay
2016 LEARNing Landscapes |   unpublished
Connected and collaborative learning that leads to co-creation of ideas and solutions is imperative across all levels of education. To make the shift we want to see, we need to understand the pedagogy of online learning in a global context. This commentary shares an understanding of thought leaders who have developed and shared new approaches that take learning beyond the immediate environment scaffolded by digital technologies. It also poses the question, "What if we collaborated as a global
more » ... mmunity?" and starts a conversation about new pedagogical approaches to support "flat," connected learning. This is already happening now-the future is now-it's time to connect the world. "We are witnessing the birth of the world's truly global civilization." (Gore, 2013)