maandag 14 januari 2008

Week 3 Connectivism

George Siemens talks about connectivism in one of his book.

Connectivism -> combines relevant elements of many learning theories, social structures, and technology to create a powerful theoretical construct for learning in the digital age.

Two principles of connectivism I find very

Learning and knowing are constant, on going processes.

Decision making is learning.Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

While reading I found this paragraph:

We come to know in many ways.

◉. through senses, observation, and experience.
◉. through thinking and logic
◉. through intuition (“gut feel”)
◉. through revelation (the“Aha”moment)
◉. through authority (validated, trusted)
◉. through connections (our personal learning network)

Seven broad societal trends

1.The rise of the individual
2.Increased connectedness
3.Immediacy and now
4.Breakdown and repackaging
5.Prominence of the conduit
7.Blurring worlds of physical and virtual

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