elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age: "Connectivism:
A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
December 12, 2004
Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca
Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments. Vaill emphasizes that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast o the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…” (1996, p.42)."