Topic - Studies

Connected Learning

Creative Learning Pittsburgh

Creative Learning Pittsburgh is an ongoing research-philanthropy partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and the The Heinz Endowments.

The Affinity Project

The Affinity Project investigated mentoring and intergenerational supports within the connected learning framework through a number of research projects.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Interview Protocol and Survey. Population: Youth.

Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries

The CCLL project is a research+practice collaboration that enables libraries to better assess learning outcomes for their connected learning programs.

ConnectedLib Project

Con­nect­edLib helps librar­i­ans incor­po­rate dig­i­tal media into their work with youth to pro­mote con­nec­tions across learn­ing con­texts.

Connecting Youth Project

This project was a study of the youth, educators, and orgs involved in innovative sites designed to educate youth for the 21st century.


Topics: Connected Learning and Educational Practice. Types: Survey. Population: Youth.

The Leveling Up – Parenting Project

This project explored what assets and strategies low-income/non-dominant families use to successfully connect with out-of-school learning opportunities.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Coding Tree, Interview Protocol, and Survey. Population: Parent and Youth.

Longitudinal Study of Connected Learning

This survey-based research study examines youth’s participation in connected learning environments in late elementary and middle school.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Interview Protocol and Survey. Population: Youth.

Parenting for a Digital Future

This project explores how parents and caretakers approach the task of bringing up their children in the digital age.


Topics: Connected Learning. Types: Interview Protocol. Population: Parent and Youth.