Playlists for Learning Informational Webinar // Designing Connected Learning Playlists

Playlists for Learning Informational Webinar // Designing Connected Learning Playlists
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 1:00pm


Join us for a Playlists for Learning Informational Webinar on Wednesday, March 30 at 1pm EST.*

Designing Connected Learning Playlists

What is connected learning? What are connected learning playlists? How can your team use playlists to scale connected learning experiences to a broad audience? What are the keys to successful connected learning playlist design? Join the DML Competition and LRNG teams as they tackle these questions and more in an introduction to connected learning playlists and playlist design principles.

This webinar will provide a framework to guide applicants in the creation of competitive applications for the Playlists for Learning Competition. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about connected learning, playlists and playlist designs, and the the Playlists for Learning Competition.  Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing and including “webinar question” in the subject line.




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* This webinar will be recorded and posted publicly for those who are interested but unable to attend.


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Transform curriculum design and learning for our connected age.

The sixth and final Digital Media and Learning Competition — Playlists for Learning — seeks to close the opportunity gap by scaling established connected learning resources and experiences through the development of playlists.

A connected learning playlist is a curated group of digital and local connected learning experiences and resources (e.g. videos, websites, books, games, articles, etc.). A playlist weaves together these learning experiences and resources into a sequenced pathway centered on a common theme. They broaden opportunities to engage in cohesive, interest-driven connected learning experiences that combine in-school, out-of-school, employer-based, and online learning.

Playlists for Learning encourages proposals that promote creative, interest-driven playlists that advance connected learning opportunities for youth ages 13 and up. Successful applicants will create innovative and transformative learning playlists composed of existing or newly created learning resources and experiences that bring proven connected learning activities and events to scale. Proposed learning should be made verifiable and credible with the use of digital badges.

Former DML Competition winners are eligible to apply.

For full information and to apply, visit

Competitive applications will create playlists

  • that scale existing connected learning resources and opportunities to new audiences through cross-organization and cross-institution collaborations;
  • that sequence learning experiences and content into engaging and coherent learning pathways;
  • that embody the principles of connected learning;
  • that create connected learning experiences which result in real-world opportunities for youth (e.g. internships, workshops, jobs, mentoring, job-shadowing experiences, etc.);
  • that validate learning pathways by aligning with badges and hold the potential to unlock opportunities;
  • that target learners ages 13 years and up; and
  • that are compatible with the LRNG platform* and its playlist functionality; and
  • may also be compatible with other learning platforms.

A total of $700,000 in awards will be granted in two funding categories:
Level 1: awards up to $50,000
Level 2: awards from $50,000 to $125,000

Most awards will be made at Level 1. Level 2 awards will be reserved for proposals that feature complex multi-institution or multi-organization collaborations and/or propose a significant scope of work that justifies the higher budget request.

DML Competition 6 will accept applications beginning April 4, 2016. Final applications are due May 13, 2016 at 5pm PST. Winners will be announced in late July 2016.

Twitter: @dmlcomp, #DMLplaylists


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