Connected Learning

A Global Online Community for Inclusive and Connected Learning

This project is an international partnership between Chiba Institute of Technology’s Henkaku Lab (CIT), Tokyo City University Faculty of Informatics Okabe Lab (TCU) and a U.S nonprofit, Connected Camps, to explore the creation of online, socially connected and game-based learning experiences. Undergraduate students experienced with games and online creation work with younger children to solve problems, code, and create online. Researchers and educators from the organizations are working together to adapt and localize Connected Camps programs in popular platforms such as Minecraft and Roblox for the Japanese context. The programs The international team is also co-developing a virtual exchange program for Japanese and U.S. children to engage in creative and social play together online.

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