Communities can play a more active and influential role in a personalized learning ecosystem than in the traditional system. For many learners, being able to see how their learning applies in the world beyond the classroom can provide them with a sense of purpose, build new energy and interest, and even spark a passion for a career. Communities offer rich opportunities for supporting learning, and community members should be invited to play active roles in nurturing the learning and development of the next generation of citizens.
Research: Editor's Review: Building School-Community Partnerships
Article: What's Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning