Connectivism Clarissa Davis, Earl Edmunds, Vivian Kelly-Bateman Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Review of Connectivism Introduction Just like anything else that involves human experience or interaction, the act of learning does not happen in a vacuum. It is at the intersection of prior knowledge, experience, perception, reality, comprehension, and flexibility that learning occurs. If you would like a quick introduction to connectionism, try looking at networked student in plain English video. Half-Life of Knowledge New technology forces the 21st century learner to process and apply information in a very different way and at a very different pace from any other time in history. Taking into account the ideas presented in the video, how is the 21st century learner supposed to assimilate all this information, and make valuable use of it? Components of Connectivism Chaos Theory Importance of Networks Connectivism Defined Citation
Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. There are a few reasons for this: Therefore, I present to you ‘Connected Learning’ … at least from a modality perspective: If ‘Connected Learning’ is part formal, part informal and part social, there will always be the act of ‘connecting’ one’s self to people, content, systems, networks, etc. during the learning process itself … and it may occur through several mediums. Formal: a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic. Informal: an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. ‘Connected Learning’ leans heavily on Socratic Learning as well:
munications & Society: The Least to Say about Connectivism, #cck12 I said earlier that a definition is about the least that we can say about anything—teacups, for instance. This does not mean that we shouldn't say the least that we can say. What it means is that this is the barest of starting points. This is the point at which we begin picking ourselves up by our bootstraps to create meaning out of almost nothing. So what is the least that we can say about Connectivism or Rhizomatics? Learning and knowledge require diversity of opinions to present the whole … and to permit selection of best approach.Learning is a network formation process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. And what do Deleuze and Guattari say about Rhizomatics? connection,heterogeneity,multiplicity,asignifying rupture,cartography, anddecalcomania. These, then, are the starting points for defining both connectivism and rhizomatics. To keep both concepts alive, we most start at these points, and possibly a few other points, and then work outward from the center.
Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models DML (a “Digital Media and Learning” project), believes in the “the power of participation.” And they’ve created a learning model overview to prove it. We recently published our Inside-Out Learning model, an attempt to return the learning to the families, organizations, and communities authentic to the learner. DML’s model is similar in philosophy, underscoring the role of interdependence. Called Connected Learning, the model is a response to changing face of culture as it relates to social and digital media. Connected Learning “is an answer to three key shifts as society evolves from the industrial age of the 20th century and its one-size-fits-all factory approach to educating youth to a 21st century networked society.” 1) A shift from education to learning. 2) A shift from consumption of information to participatory learning. 3) A shift from institutions to networks.
Publications The Proceedings of AECT’s Convention are published in two volumes. Volume #1 contains 41 papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with instruction and training issues are contained in volume #2 which contains 52 papers. Editors: Michael Simonson, Professor, Nova Southeastern University; Margaret Crawford, School Media Specialist, Broward County Schools, FL The Proceedings of AECT’s Convention are published in two volumes. AECT members can access this publication online by clicking here . Journal of Instructional Development The entire collection of the Journal of Instructional Development (JID) is available as an additional AECT member benefit. We want to thank Phil Doughty, Syracuse University, for making this valuable collection available. A Code of Professional Ethics: A guide to professional conduct in the field of Educational Communications and Technology edited by Paul W. Why professional ethics? Fourth edition. Click here for more details
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Connected Learning Explained Are we really taking advantage of this digital information age to enhance the quality of today's education? Are we keeping pace with the fast-changing learning styles of our students? Do we know when, how, and what technology to use in our classrooms ? We are preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet but unfortunately some of us are still using old fashioned techniques. Connected Learning: 'ESSENCE' from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. 'Cher Red: CONNECTIVISM, A LEARNING THEORY OR A NECESSARY SKILL FOR MODERN LEARNING? #CCK12 Connectivism has been proposed as an alternative learning theory particularly in the age of modern digital technology. As discussed by Robertson in a video lecture (2007), it is true that most of the prior learning theories such as constructivism and cognitism were proposed before our major leaps into the internet revolution happened, and therefore, the possibility of needing a new theory to explain how we learn may be timely. But is CONNECTIVISM, as described by its two main proponents, Siemens and Downes, it? Siemens, in his 2005 paper “Connectivism: a learning theory for the digital age,” claims that learning occurs in “nebulous environments, and that it can “occur outside of individuals.” Learning, on the other hand, is defined in many ways, but the one I am inclined to use is the one by Cobb (2009), “Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.” Conclusion: References: Siemens G. Cobb J. Robertson I.
From E-Learning to We-Learning The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes. Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs. This is being driven by many factors: the slowing economy, the "always-connected" nature of the workforce, and the explosion of social software tools and platforms now available. In many ways, this transition is very similar to the last "big thing" to hit corporate training - the "e-learning" era. I think today's transformation is very similar and we have much we can learn from that history. The History of E-Learning and What We Learned E-learning radically changed the training industry. Today of course as e-learning has matured, there are many forms of online training and education. In addition, the original "concepts" of e-learning have changed. Enter "We-Learning" Now here we are again, in the middle of a whole new era. 1. 2. 3. 4.
E-Learning et connectivisme Le monde de la formation glose de longue date les théories et modèles de l’apprentissage. Modèle transmissif, béhaviorisme, cognitivisme, constructivisme, socioconstructivisme... Toutes ces approches correspondent à des pratiques courantes dans l’apprentissage actuel, y compris dans celles qui intègrent les TIC. Depuis quelque temps, un petit nouveau fait parler de lui : le « connectivisme ». De quoi s’agit-il ? Quelques principes connectivistes Les cinq composantes du connectivisme sont la communication, la collaboration, la motivation, la créativité et l’intégration. Concrètement, comment favoriser le connectivisme chez un groupe d’apprenants ? Impacts sur la relation sachant/apprenant ? Pour un enseignant/formateur, adhérer au connectivisme consiste d’abord à réinterroger son approche de la formation en optimisant la valeur des réseaux. Nouvelle théorie ou simple vision pédagogique ? Alors, nouveau modèle d’apprentissage ou pas ?
¿Por qué es tan importante la #colaboración? ¿Qué es y cómo funciona? Allá por 2008 escribíamos en ergonomic sobre una charla que Andrew Keen daba en el Oxford Internet Institute. En esos días, Keen ironizaba lo que entonces llamaba: “… las tres “C” que promueve el evangelio de Silicon Valley: colaboración, comunidad y conversación…”. Desde entonces hasta ahora muchos bits han pasado bajo nuestros teclados. Sin embargo, aunque mucho ha ocurrido entre el ’08 y ’13 aún queda bastante por explorar y precisar en cuanto a qué entendemos por colaboración, comunidad y conversación. En conversación con un alumni de Outliers School surgió la idea de pensar en un simple pero inclusivo diagrama cartesiano que interrelacionara las dimensiones de aprendizaje individual, colectivo, formal e informal. Un claro ejemplo de su importancia se observa en la prueba escolar parametrizada de la OCDE (conocida como PISA) que a partir del 2015 comenzará a evaluar: “Collaborative problem solving (computer based)“. 1. 2. 3. 4. [Referencias abajo] * W. ****Himanen, P. (2010).
Connectivism_Week1 Educators as Social Networked Learners This fall, I am getting the opportunity to design and teach a graduate course for Boise State University’s Education Technology Program entitled, Social Networked Learning. The majority of students in the program are K-12 in-service teachers who are seeking ways to enhance their teaching with integrated and emerging technologies. Course Description This course explores collaborative and emergent pedagogies, tools, and theory related to the use of social networks in learning environments. The ideas, content, and exercises presented in this course are driven by two basic tenets: We are living, learning, and educating in an information-rich (Shirky), connected (Siemens), creative (Florida), participatory (Jenkins) culture.This culture is seeing growth, development, and evolution of information and technology as never seen before in the history of humankind. Learning Goals Course Modules Course Assignments Assignment
Connectivisme (théorie de l'apprentissage) Une page de Wikiversité. Notez qu'il existe aussi (#CCK09), les messages blog, et un . php ? id = 522 forum de discussion à ce sujet. Mashups du bétail comprennent: . La théorie du connectivisme est similaire au néo-constructivisme (théorie élaborée par Lev Vygotski) qui exploite pleinement les ressources des nouvelles sciences & technologies de l'information et de la communication. Le Connectivisme est l'intégration des principes explorés par les théories du chaos, théories des réseaux (et la théorie de l'information), de la complexité (et la Systémique) et les théories de l'Auto-organisation. Souligné par Mergel sur Ertmer et Newby's : "cinq questions définitives pour distinguer les théories de l'apprentissage" (en distinguant la section apprentissage, ¶ 1 ) fournit un cadre pour organiser les différentes théories : Comment l'apprentissage se produit il ? Créez des blogs pour la classe ... Quelle est la différence entre Connectivisme et d'apprentissage en réseau? ((ancrage | blogues))
Educators: Embrace Social Media What is up with teacher development and the fear of social media? So many educators are soaring into the next advent of learning, while others continue to lecture and talk at the kids, avoiding the digital tools that are so readily available. Yesterday, in a passing conversation discussing sharing of great resources, I asked a colleague if they knew what a PLN is? ”Huh?” she said. “A P L what?” My world has become immersed in Twitter; I find it to be one of the single most important tools in my own daily professional development. I’d like to mention some of my educationally revered friends and give them a little plug since they have helped me grow. Now, don’t get me wrong… my friends on Twitter are more like colleagues. 25 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter by Jeff Dunn (just posted yesterday so we must have had some mental telepathy going on.) the founder of Edudemic, states that, Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Here’s what I think: