I had the privilege of being a guest instructor recently at the University of Monterrey in Mexico. One of the things I love about guest instructing there is I get to talk with students about so many different topics. In one class I may be asked to talk about my experiences as a teacher, and…
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. Emerging online classrooms mirror digital, distributed mode
Nonlinguistic representations can facilitate deep learning of a concept. In the 2nd module of EdTech 543, I explored communities of practice, personal learning networks, and connectivism. These are related but different concepts. The graphic below represents a simplified view of how I learn from people and resources. I've tried to represent how personal learning networks…
Connectivism was presented as a learning theory for the digital age and connectivists claim that recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) support their assumptions of knowledge
While reading Connectivism: a learning Theory for the Digital Age by George Siemens, it very much reminded me of a famous French philosopher , Paul Ricoeur. This latter argued that knowledge can be build on 'collective memories' that can then shape our understanding of life. Siemens and Downer talk about the same concept which they…
Activity: Simulating a Connectivist Learning Environment In preparation for Extended Session for Learning2 Asia 2016 (October 6-8, 2016) Purpose The purpose of this activity is for the participants to have a shared experience which can then be used to provide illustrations and examples as w
By Ignatia / Inge de Waard, Aras BOZKURT, and Nilgun Özdamar Keskin in Education and Online and Distance Education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises. MOOCs have
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