http://www.globaleducationconference.com/) is in full swing with teachers from around the world coming together to advance their involvement and understanding of connected learning. Finally, a school project investigating boys' education includes discussions on books by Michal Thompson (http://www.michaelthompson-phd.com/), Michael Gurian (http://www.michaelgurian.com/) and others.
What is common to all these is the importance of involvement and expertise from teachers as integral community participants. Digital learning requires teachers as the 'human element' to unite past, present and future in partnership with parents (and digital technologies where of use). To leave any one element out of the equation takes away from what can and should be achieved.