The third transformation is global connectivity; which can be defined as the ability to
link or connect to the internet – the global brain – providing access to worldwide
online information resources just by sitting in front of and clicking on your computer,
laptop, or mobile device.
One significant implication of global connectivity is that individuals act and feel as
global citizens of a hyper-connected knowledge platform. There is a natural affinity and alignment between SDL and global
connectivity. As self-directed learners are embedded in a set of relationships and
networks within the digital ecosystem, they are well equipped to be active citizens and
informed decision makers in a hyper-connected society.