Learning Theory for the DigitalAgeConnectivism
Principles of Connectivism Decision-making is itself a learning process.Choosing what to learn and the meaning ofincoming information is seen through the lens of ashifting reality. While there is a right answernow, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterationsin the information climate affecting the decision.
Anne Frank MOOCEducators use a virtual world and a MOOC (massive open online course) to teachabout the holocaust. Imagine "entering the book" as an avatar and exploring thecramped quarters where Anne Frank lived in hiding.
M stands for Modest“Coursera gamification12 istotally LMS. OTOH #gamemoochas morphed into a wonderfullysupportive guild of educators.”
Listed in the US Department of Education’sConnected Educators Project’s CommunityDirectoryGames MOOC
Live Events Online Google Hangout on Air as a quickoverview each Monday Tweetchat each Wednesday evening Thursday livestreamed discussion orpanel of guests through Google Hangouton Air and also through Second Life.
Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists
Maker MovementSubculture representing a technology-based extension ofDIY culture. Engineering-oriented pursuits such aselectronics, robotics, 3-D printing, as well as moretraditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking,and traditional arts and crafts.The subculture stresses new and unique applications oftechnologies, and encourages invention and prototyping.
Maker FaireCelebrate arts, crafts, engineering,science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset
HACKATHONEvent where programmers, graphicdesigners, interface designers, projectmanagers and marketers collaborateintensively on software projects.
Hackerspace Hackerspaces can be viewed as open communitylabs incorporating elements of machine shops,workshops and/or studios where hackers cancome together to share resources and knowledgeto build and make things.[ Many hackerspaces participate in the use anddevelopment of free software, open hardware,and alternative media. They are often physicallylocated in social centers, adult education centers,public schools, or on university campuses, butmay relocate to industrial or warehouse spacewhen they need more room.