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Meshunda Tucker
7 October 2010

what are the implications of connectivism for higher education?

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Gráinne Conole
11:06pm 7 October 2010


I have heard it said that constructivism is anything anyone want it to be! ;-)

Gráinne Conole
11:07pm 7 October 2010


It is interesting to compare the essential components of constructivism with the more recently developed theory of connectivism put forward by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

Lizette Ramirez Ramirez
11:08pm 7 October 2010


the student can improve their digital skills and with that transmit knolwege to others

Carolina Gallegos
11:08pm 7 October 2010


I think connectivism is undeniable now a days not only in school, is the way we learn and make social interactions,  thanks to networking, and all the technologies surround us that now are part of our daily lives learning process.

Abraham Andrade López
11:09pm 7 October 2010


I read is a theory of knowledge (epistemology)that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas

Dean Jenkins
11:23pm 7 October 2010


In answer to your question about what connectivism might imply to higher education, it may move knowledge and participation into more open spaces.

Comparing constructivism to connectivism could be a lengthy discussion. I understand the principle difference is where the knowledge may be represented. In constructivism it is within the individual whereas in connectivism it is 'literally' in the connections between individuals (or nodes).

Khorshed Bhote
6:10pm 8 October 2010


I think connectivism relates to how technology is used in teaching and learning.  Enables students to 'connect' even when they are not in the classroom. And we already have many earlier theories that support social learning.

Why are we generating new names and theories when all we are doing is being creative in the way we deliver learning?

Gráinne Conole
7:12pm 8 October 2010


I think the technology is part of connectivism but not the whole story... its more about the practices that are possible through being involved in a truly global network, where cumulative, at scale behaviours are possible on a scale unprecedented before

Pamela Mulready
11:09pm 13 October 2010


Hmmn.  I agree.... I like the idea of a shift from socio-cultural contexts to more global and transnational connections.  Technology is clearly the key.    I  haven't looked greatly into the work of George Siemens, but I do believe he is on to something transformative to thinking about learning today.

Pamela Mulready
11:10pm 13 October 2010


Hmmn.  I agree.... I like the idea of a shift from socio-cultural contexts to more global and transnational connections.  Technology is clearly the key.    I  haven't looked greatly into the work of George Siemens, but I do believe he is on to something transformative to thinking about learning today.

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