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Connectivism: It's all about the nodes

The point I took away from the materials covering connectivism  as a learning theory is that the information is out there and learners have to make the connections to the information for themselves through networks of people with like-minded interest in a topic, the internet, their peers, and experts in the field. 457 more words

Adult As Learner

Online Courses vs. Traditional Classrooms: Study shows pros do not outweigh cons

In recent years, education as a whole has seen a major shift toward tech in the classroom. Then what happens when you take the classroom out of the picture? 416 more words

Higher Education

The Future of Blended Learning is...

The future of blended learning is that it is just learning.

The future of blended learning will not confine students to one platform, LMS or digital tool.   670 more words

New Light through old Windows (not the Chris Rea album)

“Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age” by ‘theorist’ George Siemens (nice job title) is a paper that was published in 2005 in the ‘International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance learning’ in which he imagines a new epoch in learning, devoid of the constraints of the ‘classic’ learning theories behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism. 208 more words

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