Friday, January 11, 2008

elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age: "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."

I just finished reading Seimens' book "Knowing Knowledge" and this article is a good summary and over-view of his ideas. His book clarifies a lot of this, although I am looking forward to asking him about how learning resides in appliances when he presents as the keynote in Spokane. His definition of "learning" must be different than mine. I am thoroughly entrenched in constructivism, but I think this is a necessary evaluation of our new relationship to information.

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