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Wrapping My Head Around #Connectivism

Wrapping My Head Around #Connectivism | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Connectivism is described as a "theory of personal learning."  It appears to be the clarion call of the digital age. In a more expansive way, experiencing that 'learning' should happen across different networks.  Learning as a concept exists within community and how you engage that community while utilizing 'the new' tools that exist to facilitate open learning, is a indicator of how well the process is working.  How we treat our experience across different web platforms and employ new media tools is also a good gauge for how well we are connecting. Well, maybe. Using the digital world to organize your life, populate your personal learning space and coordinate scattered remants of information, gets it done, right?....aaah so simple. But wait; not so fast. 

 

Simply having the tools doesn't automatically put you in 'wonk' sphere. Without knowledge of how to use them you are indeed lost in the digital space.  You have to aggregate, curate,  be better streamlined to become a more efficient user


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, juandoming
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Another definition from Education-2020

 

http://education-2020.wikispaces.com/Connectivism

 

" In the theory, learning occurs through connections within networks. The model uses the concept of a network with nodes and connections to define learning. Learners recognize and interpret patterns and are influenced by the diversity of networks, strength of ties and their context. Transfer occurs by connecting to and adding nodes and growing personal networks."


This concept supports the necessity of dialog with technology to permit time, distance, or other barriers to be lowered. The results will be better informed individuals and groups.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:17 AM

The term 'clarion call of the digital age' was used to describe the individualism of the digital age. I think we still need a sense of community focused on reciprocity, mutualism, and responsible sharing of knowledge/wisdom. This will bring with it personal autonomy in professional and personal growth.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:32 PM

Wrapping My Head Around #Connectivism


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5 Free Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Free Tools for Creating Infographics | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Generally, people don’t have the time or energy to sit and plow through pages or screens of text; they want to be able to ingest information as quickly and easily as possible. With the recent rise of infographics (information graphics), what used to require an avalanche of stats or analyses to dissect, can now be interpreted and relayed into an easy-to-read, fun, and visually appealing schematic – and an excellent content marketing concept. Infographics, when designed well, can be applied to different online sites and social networks.

Summarized at the article are 5 free tools (with links) that allow you to start creating simple infographics or explore the potential of data visualization...


Via Lauren Moss, Beth Kanter
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Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:33 PM

The Tools Needed To Get You Started in Using Infographics

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35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Bloom's Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments.

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