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WISE: The world’s most important education conference. Education is constantly confronted with a dual threat: 1.

WISE: The world’s most important education conference

Acknowledgement that it is a foundation for all human progress and able to lift regions and society out of poverty, 2. Public policy and investment that denies the value of education. When society faces a problem, whether racism, violence, or inequality, education is the first scapegoat and the first solution. Digital natives and immigrants: A concept beyond its best before date. Over the last few years, I’ve increasingly encountered reference to Marc Prensky’s distinction between “digital natives and digital immigrants”. I’m currently editing a journal special edition, and find almost every article provides some reference to the concept. Last week, I was in Edmonton presenting at ADETA . The reference to natives/immigrants was again abundant. I personally find the distinction offensive (after all, it casts a conflict between immigrants and natives in mild tone of intolerance). Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. 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 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

Todas las respuestas sobre Conectivismo. Connectivism: Connecting with George Siemens. Everything elearning. Knowledge and Our Structures of Learning Connectivism: Learning Theory or Pastime of the Self-Amused?

everything elearning.

Learning or Management Systems? Learning Development Model George Siemens. Siemens(2004)-conectivismo. Jan05_01. Editor’s Note: This is a milestone article that deserves careful study.


Connectivism should not be con fused with constructivism. George Siemens advances a theory of learning that is consistent with the needs of the twenty first century. His theory takes into account trends in learning, the use of technology and networks, and the diminishing half-life of knowledge. It combines relevant elements of many learning theories, social structures, and technology to create a powerful theoretical construct for learning in the digital age. George Siemens. Siemens y la apertura del espacio de la educación #cck12. Siemens.Conociendoelconocimiento. Blog del VI Encuentro Internacional EducaRed.

Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community. Last week, we wrapped up another successful Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Harvard.

learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community

The recordings of most of the talks and panels can be found here. Since we were already in town, Dragan Gasevic and I were invited by edX to give a talk to their staff and member institutions (we are running a course on edX in fall on Data, Analytics, & Learning). The focus for the talk at edX, slides below, was to try and get at what is wrong with MOOCs and education in general. Peak Social. Is one of those lovely words that can be added to anything to make it better. Media? Nah. Social media. Learning? Nah. Why does information flow in networks? People like Barry Wellman and Caroline Haythornthwaite have contributed significantly to advancing the analysis of the impact of networks on society.

Why does information flow in networks?

Well before Barabasi, Watts, and Strogatz arrived on the network scene, sociologists (and social psychologists) such as Granovetter, Wellman, and Milgram were developing models to understand how people connect. As a result of this work, terms like “six degrees” and “strong/weak ties” and “networked communities” have become mainstream.

With an understanding of how people are connected we can also gain insight into how information flows through a network. Traducciones.