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Connectivism (2)

September 7, 2008

I am struggling so hard with the concept of connectivism, and still am unable to accept that it is truly a learning theory unto itself. I can’t help but think that connectivism only describes a digital network connection, which, although important, is only an advancement in technology and not a new way to describe fundamental human learning. A non-digital network has existed through the use of books and other writing instruments. If the instruments change, does this necessitate a new theory?

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  1. Hi – you get right to the heart: “If the instruments change, does this necessitate a new theory?” In our first week, I’ll make the argument that it is more than just instruments changing – it’s our entire environment and context of learning. In my view, that does necessitate a different view of learning. Whether or not others agree is not as important as the fact that we’re having the discussion and learning is at the centre of our consideration.

    Take care
    George

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