"The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe. Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today." George Siemens What is Connectivism?
University of Manitoba - 2008 Course Stephen Downes and George Siemens1,900 Students | 12 Weeks | Open Course
The belief that knowledge exists in the world rather than in the head of an individual
http://z.umn.edu/educationThe belief that knowledge exists within systems which are accessed through people participating in activities, the belief that people learn through contact
One aspect of connectivism is its central metaphor of a network with nodes and connectionsConnectivism sees learning as the process of creating connections and elaborating a network - Not all connections are of equal strength
A node is anything that can be connected to another node such as an organisation, information, data, feelings and images
What is a Connectivist Teacher?A teacher who facilitates students to learn from what is in the worlds brain
Why teach with a Connectivist Pedagogy? Collaboration, creativity, and connectivity are the currencies of the future.Making collaboration, creativity, and connectivity a part of our teaching, empowers our students tobecome active learners and teachers them the skills needed for the 21st century.
Examples Example 1: Collaboration Linux FoldIt Moodle Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crowdsourcing_projects Example 2: Creating and Sharing
Examples Example 3: Empowering Individuals Example 4: Active Learning & DigitalJoiChi - MIT Media Lab director Literacy