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Connectivism. Connectivism is a hypothesis of learning which emphasizes the role of social and cultural context.


Connectivism is often associated with and proposes a perspective similar to Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development' (ZPD), an idea later transposed into Engeström's (2001) Activity theory.[1] The relationship between work experience, learning, and knowledge, as expressed in the concept of ‘connectivity, is central to connectivism, motivating the theory's name.[2] It is somewhat similar to Bandura's Social Learning Theory that proposes that people learn through contact. The phrase "a learning theory for the digital age"[3] indicates the emphasis that connectivism gives to technology's effect on how people live, communicate and learn. Nodes and links[edit] Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning.

Let’s take a step back and consider how well we are using learning technology in contrast with what is possible given advances over the last decade. Ideologies influence design, then design constrains future options. We don’t have to look very far to see examples of this simple rule: classrooms, design of organizational work activities, politics, and the operation of financial markets. What we create to survive during one era serves as neurosis for another.

In education – particularly in technology enhanced education – a similar trailing of ideologies from another era is observed. For example, education consultants and speakers commonly declare “if a student from 100 years ago came to our classrooms, she would feel right at home”. What are the ideologies reflected in this approach to learning? 1. Connectivism and its Critics: What Connectivism Is Not. Posted to the CCK08 Blog, September 10, 2008.

Connectivism and its Critics: What Connectivism Is Not

There are some arguments that argue, essentially, that the model we are demonstrating here would not work in a traditional academic environment. - Lemire - Fitzpatrick - Kashdan These arguments, it seems to me, are circular. They defend the current practice by the current practice. Global Class Connect. Video Stories - Teacher Voice. Rethinking Your Online Classroom with Connectivism. Internet Catalogue. From Connected Educator to Connected Classroom. Posted by Brianna Crowley on Thursday, 10/09/2014 Two weeks ago I shared my journey to becoming a connected educator.

From Connected Educator to Connected Classroom

Anywhere Anytime Learning is Changing: Implications for Parents, HigherEd and K-12. Wikipedia and the initials “www” burst onto the scene in 1994 (the same year most states were implementing standards-based reform) making it the official beginning of the anywhere anytime learning era.

Anywhere Anytime Learning is Changing: Implications for Parents, HigherEd and K-12

For most of two decades, anywhere anytime learning advanced outside of formal education. Five years of venture investments and the explosion of mobile resulted in two big implications: 1) formal education is rapidly blending new technology and 2) anywhere anytime learning is a viable alternative to formal education in dynamic job clusters. The $1.6 billion invested in EdTech in the first half of 2015 was driven, in large part, by big anywhere anytime learning deals. The year started with raising $186 million in a round led by TPG Capital. In April, was acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. Anywhere anytime learning is featured prominently in our recent paper on 25 Impact Opportunities In U.S. TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice. When Education Leadership Fails You #Edchat.

“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” – Albert Einstein Educators connecting online can transform your life.

When Education Leadership Fails You #Edchat

I’ve shared this many times as a connected educator evangelist. We can use our audience and followings to share students’ voices or support teachers who need mentors, ideas, and the benefits of a community. A lot of times, this is what I love about the educators I connect with and I hope you will continue to let online communities transform education, your teaching, and your learning. My blog and tweets are often filled with inspiration and my excitement at cool tools, ideas, and the projects I put blood, sweat, and tears into. Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan.

Question: What do the founder of Quirky, the creator of Duolingo, and the farmer who grew the world’s largest pumpkin have in common?

Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan

Answer: They all leveraged “connectional intelligence” on their path to success. So, what exactly is this skill, and how can you use it to accomplish your goals? The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices. Performance wear is typically designed for sports and extreme environments—brutally cold and windy mountain ranges, heat-baked deserts—situations where people actually need their clothing to protect them from the elements without restricting movement.

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond. There’s nothing like a riot to bring out the amateur psychologist in all of us.

The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond

Consider what happened in August 2011, after police killed Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old man from the London suburb of Tottenham. Thousands took to the streets of London and other English towns in the UK’s worst outbreak of civil unrest in a generation. When police finally restored order after some six days of violence and vandalism, everyone from the Prime Minister David Cameron to newspaper columnists of every political persuasion denounced the mindless madness, incredulous that a single killing, horrific as it was, could spark the conflagration at hand. What is Connected Learning. Ninth-grader Charles Raben has seen first-hand that by connecting the many spheres of his life -- peers, interests and academic pursuits -- new learning experiences can and will present themselves in both organized and unstructured ways.

What is Connected Learning

In the summer of 2012, Charles utilized his photography skills and the petition website to capture and share the story of Jerry Delakas, a longtime local newsstand operator who was in danger of losing his New York City license over a technicality. To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much?

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. The Connected Educator Movement Is Failing, And We’re All To Blame. Sometimes it’s good to get a dose of reality. Last April I stumbled upon an EdSurge post entitled, “Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter-sphere.” I kind of sat on that news for a while, waiting for educators to uproariously respond to it, either positively or negatively.

That… never really happened. The National #ConnectEd movement, at least as it’s been promoted by was in full swing for over a year, however, the connected educator movement began (roughly) back in 2007 with just a handful educators tweeting and sharing. For the past 6 years, I have, as many other educators have, been sharing incessantly on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus- connecting with others and being part of a world that has helped me greatly in times of classroom and administrative need. Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix. “We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon, education technology entrepreneur, event organizer, and host of the long-running Future of Education podcast series. If we really want children to grow up to become self-reliant and reach their full potential, “we would be doing something very different in schools. Big Idea 2015: The Year We Take the ‘Me’ Out of Media.

Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup. Discover Benefits of Community and Business Partnerships How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community? : Learn about the benefits when high-poverty schools engage with community partners for support, resources, and guidance. (Edutopia, 2016) What Community Engagement in Education Looks Like . . . and Can Do: Find how how business and community involvement can make a difference for students and schools.

(Edutopia, 2015) Internships and Service Learning From Research Review on Integrated Studies: Examine the research literature on specific benefits of internships and service learning and the role community plays. (Edutopia, 2013) The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools: Read about the importance of community involvement in school success, and consider advice for schools looking to launch family and community engagement initiatives.

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher. Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. It’s designed to make it abundantly clear which skills you should have, who should consider themselves ‘digitally competent’ and more. We know the audience of Daily Genius is a lot more than just teachers – so we hope you find some value in this graphic even if you’re not a teacher. Connecting and Collaborating in the 21st Century. The Downside to Being a Connected Educator.

I have written a lot about all that being a connected educator has done for me. I have written a lot about how I would not trade it for anything and that I hope others will choose to become connected as well. The Connected Classrooms Challenge. Conectivismo. Conectivismo. My first MOOC: Coaching Teachers- Promoting Changes That Stick. Thanks to Maggie Hos-McGrane, I learned about a MOOC (Massive Onine Open Course) on Coursera by Match Education titled Coaching Teachers- Promoting Changes That Stick.

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. The strength of weak ties - AcaWiki. Connectivist Learning Theory - Siemens. George Siemens - Connectivism: Socializing Open Learning. George Siemens on the role of the Teacher in Connectivism Based MOOCs. George Siemmens connectivism at DuckDuckGo. Connectivism. Connectivism: Connecting with George Siemens. See on – Educational Discourse.