Crafting Connected Courses

Image Credit: Alan Levine
Image Credit: Alan Levine

9:30 – 5:00 | University of California, Irvine. Student Center. Emerald Bay B | Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6 hours | 40 Participant Maximum
Cost: $100

*Space is limited, passes remain available until the workshop is full.

Justin Reich, Executive Director, MIT Teaching Systems Lab | Twitter: @bjfr
Alan Levine, Itinerant Web Geek | Twitter: @cogdog | Web: | Blog:

Connected courses are learning environments where participants form a networked community in order to explore a topic of mutual interest. Connected courses have been used to teach and learn about photography, digital storytelling, large-scale learning, feminist pedagogy, data analysis, and many other topics. They are characterized by an emphasis on student interest and agency, and they build upon ideas embedded in theories of Connected Learning. The technology platforms that support connected courses empower student ownership of online spaces, and they emphasize building networks over delivering content. Participants will investigate the theory and pedagogy behind connected courses, explore and and experiment with participating in existing courses, and then begin to develop the technology infrastructure to facilitate their own connected courses.

Download workshop flyer here.


*Main conference passes do not include pre-conference workshops. Workshops require separate registration.