Originally created to support healthcare providers to assess the strengths and gaps in their patient’s support network, the Patient Centered Network Application has proven applicable across many industries, including education.
Many educators, regardless of their paradigm, recognize the positive and negative impacts associated with the environments learners engage with outside of their formal learning experiences. However, as an educator looks to involve each learner in personalized, relevant, and contextualized learning, the life that happens outside of school is often entirely unknown. The PCN App first identifies what’s missing in a learner’s support network and then connects the learner to community resources that will address their specific needs. By filling these gaps, learners can focus their attention on exploring learning in fun and interesting ways, rather than having their main attention on external factors outside their learning environment.