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Networked Student- wdrexler. Connectivism & Connective Knowledge. Week 9 is a conference week, focusing on Net Pedagogy. This will be a great opportunity to reflect on how social networks and networked technology impact how we teach and learn. We’ve lined up five excellent speakers for the week: Martin Weller Title: Is there a pedagogy of abundance? Description: In a digital age we have seen a fundamental shift in many of the basic economic models underlying industries as they move from an economic model based on scarcity to one based on abundance.

Time: Wed, November 11. Frances Bell Title: Transparent Teaching and Learning: what remains when the teacher disappears Description: This session’s deliberately ambiguous title (is it a statement or a question?) · Do we need teachers? · What remains when the teacher disappears? · What informs teachers’ practice? I hope you can join us and answer my questions.

Time: Wed, November 11 Time Conversions 2000 GMT Stephen Downes Title: Open Education: Projects and Potential [webcast of an f2f presentation] Kerr Presentation. Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology. Applications of Social and Collaborative Technologies in Educati. Elearnspace. Stephen Downes responds to my previous post: “I said, “the absence of a background in the field is glaring and obvious.”

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In this I refer not only to specific arguments advanced in the study, which to me seem empty and obvious, but also the focus and methodology, which seem to me to be hopelessly naïve.” Stephen makes the following points: 1. George has recanted his previous work and is now playing the academic game 2. Research as is done in the academy today is poor 3. Our paper is bad. Firstly, before I respond to three points, I want to foreground an interesting aspect of Stephen’s dialogue in this post. Elearnspace. everything elearning. An Introduction to Connective Knowledge ~ Stephen's Web ~ b. You are not logged in. [] [] Revised and Updated (minor corrections and typos only) and placed in MS-Word Document form, November 27, 2007.

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge ~ Stephen's Web ~ b

Click here . Welcome to Connectivism! Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (2004) Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Introduction Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments.

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (2004)

Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. Some significant trends in learning: Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime. Background Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world” (p.11).

Driscoll (2000, p14-17) explores some of the complexities of defining learning. Connectivism.