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Connectivism, a Professional Toolkit, and a Side of Self-Awareness

Connectivism, a Professional Toolkit, and a Side of Self-Awareness | Connectivism | Scoop.it
As a result of our challenge this week, to find a relevant article with a fairly new date, I stumbled upon the most fascinating read regarding connectivism and what it could look like when applied ...
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Two: Connectivism

Two: Connectivism | Connectivism | Scoop.it
“A central tenet of most learning theories is that learning occurs inside a person” (Siemens, 2004, Limitations of Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructism). Working as an instructional designer ...
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Connectivism and its place in the K12 classroom

Connectivism situates itself as the newest learning theory amongst theories such as behaviorism. cognitivism, and constructivism. (Siemens, 2004). Each of these theories to learning was created wit...
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The Pedagogy of MOOCs by Paul Stacey

The Pedagogy of MOOCs by Paul Stacey | Connectivism | Scoop.it
    Paul Stacey is a senior project manager with Creative Commons. His project management skills were honed at Hughes Aircraft working on education programs for large scale, international air traff...
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timokos's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:45 AM

on the different pedagogies of c-MOOCs and those of Udacity, Coursera & edX.

 

"Let me end with my own pedagogical recommendations for MOOC’s:

Be as open as possible. Go beyond open enrollments and use open pedagogies that leverage the entire web not just the specific content in the MOOC platform. As part of your open pedagogy strategy use OER and openly license your resources using Creative Commons licenses in a way that allows reuse, revision, remix, and redistribution. Make your MOOC platform open source software. Publish the learning analytics data you collect as open data using a CC0 license.Use tried and proven modern online learning pedagogies not campus classroom-based didactic learning pedagogies which we know are ill-suited to online learning.Use peer-to-peer pedagogies over self study. We know this improves learning outcomes. The cost of enabling a network of peers is the same as that of networking content – essentially zero.Use social learning including blogs, chat, discussion forums, wikis, and group assignments.Leverage massive participation – have all students contribute something that adds to or improves the course overall."
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VoiceThread & Connectivism and Social Learning in Practice

VoiceThread & Connectivism and Social Learning in Practice | Connectivism | Scoop.it

"In this week’s learning resources we explored the Social Learning Theory and Connectivism as they relate to acquiring knowledge. By premise, the Social Learning Theory is based on the belief that learning takes place by observing and modeling the interactions of people or things in his or her surroundings and environment."

 

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Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times

Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times | Connectivism | Scoop.it
What does connected learning look like in action? It looks like Charles Raben, a 14-year-old aspiring photographer from a public school in New York City.
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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

The Pedagogy of MOOCs | Connectivism | Scoop.it
There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today's education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content,...
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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

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Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:39 AM

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.

 
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Learning metaphor - understanding of an elephant based on Instructivism, Constructivism and Connectivism

Learning metaphor - understanding of an elephant based on Instructivism, Constructivism and Connectivism | Connectivism | Scoop.it
This is my response to the stimulating and interesting post  Instructivism, Constructivism or Connectivism by Ryan Tracey. Ryan writes: From a practical perspective then, is the popular “evolution”...
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David Hain's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:28 AM

Lovely metaphor!

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You're Not The Only Teacher In The Room

You're Not The Only Teacher In The Room | Connectivism | Scoop.it
The theory of connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age that: believes that knowledge can reside in non-human artifacts. thrives in an environment that values diversity, autonomy, and f...
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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | Connectivism | Scoop.it
AU Press publishes scholarly monographs, journals and websites. Electronic publications of AU Press are freely available online via open access.
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'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities

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José Cuerva's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:37 AM

In the field of online sharing and learning, the “Massive Open Online Course” (“MOOC”) has received a lot of attention. Many are enthusiastic about what elite universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Harvard are piloting. The two schools have offered joint online courses that have attracted well over 100,000 students.

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Motivating Students in Math: Social Learning and Connectivism

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Extending the Learning Process: Using the Theory of Connectivism to Inspire Student Collaboration

Extending the Learning Process: Using the Theory of Connectivism to Inspire Student Collaboration
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Rethinking Your Online Classroom with Connectivism » Faculty eCommons

Rethinking Your Online Classroom with Connectivism » Faculty eCommons | Connectivism | Scoop.it

"One of the greatest challenges we face in today’s rapidly changing, tech-saturated educational landscape is the decrease of physical classrooms based on traditional notions of localized, embodied community."

 

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MOOCs and Beyond

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"In August, 2012, four months after opening, Coursera—one of several Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers quickly gaining traction on the Internet—registered one million students, from nearly 200 countries. This is only one of the many staggering statistics that could be shared about the sudden popularity of MOOCs, the total of which speak to the worldwide interest in accessing university courses online."
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Connectivism in the context of acquisition of basic digital skills | Guy Cowley's Blog

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Connectivism in the context of acquisition of basic digital skills | Guy Cowley's Blog

Learning basic digital skills through use of a network is somewhat of a contradiction.  Hence, I have commented on Siemens’s key principles in the context of this most fundamental learning in a networked world.  In the developing world, the most basic of digital skills (keyboard, mouse, logging on etc.) have to be learned before more valuable skills (searching, publishing) can be developed.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:41 PM

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A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy

A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy | Connectivism | Scoop.it
The Web as a classroom is transforming how people learn, is driving the need for new pedagogy; two recently launched courses at Cousera highlight what happens when pedagogical methods fail to adapt...
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Maria Toro-Troconis's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:29 AM

Excellent article about the differences in the Pedagogic models: xMOOCs and cMOOCs, followed by two Coursera courses.

Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:59 PM

A really good post which argues that it is the learning orientation that determines the pedagogical method selected for instruction. The comparision of pedagogical methods employed in two courses on Coursera reveal the clashes between the views on how people learn.