In his 2005 article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, Siemens outlined a new way of thinking about learning based on the recent advances in information technology. He argues that this new theory, connectivism, supersedes previous learning theories, including behaviourism, cognitivism, and contructivism. In this post, I am seeking to further my understanding of this new theory, examine its limitations, and consider its relevance to both classroom teaching as well as knowledge management practices within organizations.
The Reality and the Hype Behind Online Learning and the 'School of One'Huffington Post (blog)It is the future." By November, it had already won a place on Time magazine's best inventions of 2009, which described it as "learning for the Xbox...
In the meantime, below is my unabridged interview by David Berning from Big Think which took place a few weeks ago and was posted yesterday. Some of you might want to read the article that appeared in Big Think, Extreme Learning, Matrix-Style. It was, in fact, the lead article in a set titled: "Today's big idea: Disrupting Education"
After reading about him, they might ask about anything including aspects of his training routine, the peak moments of his career or his plans for the future. Or they could invite a group playing Olympians and other stakeholders ...
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“How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals. Interviews with Paul Carr, Baratunde Thurston, Maria Popova, Clay Shirky, Clive Thompson, Richard Nash, Kevin Kelly, Rian Chapman, Craig Mod, Laura Miller and Maud Newton.
The split between what Marc Prensky called “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” in his landmark 2001 article has grown wider every year of this century.Since children these days are classified as being native to all things digital, one would think they should be able to master the operation of anything with an “on” button. This mistakenly groups all technology, including video games and online search engines, in the same category. Just because a child jumps at the opportunity to program a TV to record his or her favorite shows does not mean that he or she will approach a classroom learning tool with the same zeal.
Every day as a teacher-librarian, I try to match resources to students and students to resources. In the stacks, it’s often quite easy to rely on Dewey and the alphabet for locating material, but when it comes to finding and reading online, the students get bogged down. Often I teach a whole class how to access material online for their assignments, and watch them struggle with the nuances of web material.
The exercise also encourages students to raise questions and to research further. For students who are reluctant readers or English-language learners, the final monologue might also achieve something similar to a traditional ...
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