Connected Learning at Scale is built on three principles:

Principle 1


Where students both individually and collectively engage with discipline knowledge as opposed to having it broadcast to them in a lecture.

Principle 2

Connected participation and active learning

Where face-to-face teaching time, student learning activities and technology are leveraged to build connections and networks to address, debate and solve critical global and local challenges through innovative pedagogical approaches.

Principle 3

Relevant and authentic assessment and feed-forward

Where learning is applied and tested through authentic assessment modes supported by opportunities to receive and share feedback from both academics and their peers.


The design process for each unit developed as part of the CLaS project involved five key phases: explore/ideate, plan/design, build/test, implement/observe, and reflect/evaluate.


The following diagram outlines the stakeholders involved in each phase, and the associated outcomes.


The educational design patterns that appear on this site have emerged from the project. The majority of patterns have been tested in multiple units, and include examples of patterns in use in different contexts.