"Connected Learning" is a 21st Century model for education coined by the folks at the Digital Media Learning Research Hub. The DML Research Hub is based at UC Irvine as part of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and is supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of Macarthur’s broader Digital Media and Learning Initiative. Connected Learning is a model of learning that draws from social, ubiquitous, blended and personalized learning, delivered by new media, to help re-imagine education for the 21st Century. Connected learning is also a research based innovation that is anchored in established learning theory to leverage the power of social and digital media for learning experiences that lead to higher academic achievement, economic opportunity, and civic engagement. The core values of connected learning are based on the ideas of shared purpose, participatory learning and openly networked access across settings of home, school, peers and community. Connected learning environments are designed to deliver a variety of rich digital media resources and collaborative tools that enable students and teachers to create, make, produce, experiment, remix, decode, and design to foster knowledge, skills and dispositions for lifelong learning and productive contributions to today’s rapidly changing world.