A freely operating restaurant market will benefit from competition and the variety of consumer tastes. A restaurant that goes bankrupt doesn’t threaten to bring down the whole system, but rather provides a learner opportunity for the others. 893 more words
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Several theories of learning have been developed over time, however the three prominent learning theories in relation to education are behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism, with connectivism being developed most recently due to the increase in the use of technology in education. 1,345 more words
My professional learning community have collaboratively decided to explore MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, as our subject to create a tetrad (Thornburg, 2008 & 2013e) to show how emerging technologies enhance current technologies, rekindle earlier methods for doing the same function, often make obsolete the technology that had been used before it and in the end become obsolete when replaced by the next emerging technology. 485 more words
The role of technology requires some deep theoretical underpinnings to guide our thinking.
Participation empowers us for civic engagement, moving us from being information consumers to becoming creative contributors & sharers. 198 more words
The rapid rise and fall of the popularity of the MOOC movement in education is unprecedented. As evidence of the mainstream exposure of this educational trend, MOOCs even had their five minutes of fame on the Colbert Report when edX president Anant Agarwal was interviewed by Stephen Colbert. 626 more words