New learning environments for students and research opportunities
Eg, Graduate students learning to become educators may develop their own classrooms, curricula, objectives, and learn how to collaborate, role play, build connections, play games, navigate streaming video/audio/YouTube, etc
Stephan Downes again – “At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.” +
Celeste and Bill realised that this seems a better way of regarding learning from podccasts, blogs, wikis and Other Web 2.0 tools
The more rapidly knowledge develops the less likely it will be that we will possess all knowledge internally. The interplay of network, context, and other entities (many which are external) results in a new approach or conception of learning. The active creation of our own learning networks is the actual learning, as it allows us to continue to learn and benefit from our network—compared to a course which has a set start and end date.