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"Connectivism: A Learning Theory for a Digital Age." (Siemens, 2004) Connectivism is a learning Theory in which was founded by George Siemens in the year 2004. Siemens believed that all the other theories such as Cognitivism and Behaviourism did not address the new aged digital world, so he emerged a new theory based on today’s digital time. George Siemens stated that “technology has changed the world and the way we live, communicate and learn and as a result of the technological change traditional learning theories which (were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology) do not adequately transfer to a digital format (Siemens, 2005).
Learning and knowledge rests in THE diversity of ONLINE COMMUNICATION.
Learning is a process of connecting specialised information sources.
"Connectivism: A Learning Theory for a Digital Age." (Siemens, 2004) Connecting Theory (Connectivism – A learning Theory, n.d.)
Laptops for all senior secondary public school students and their teachers.
The Government's digital education revolution will transform teaching and learning within the 21st Century.
The new laptops have a 10.2” screen, 160gb hard disk, 2gb memory with extended battery life. They will be safe and secure, with filters to block inappropriate material and encoding to ensure they aren't a target of theft.
The government has signed a deal with leading companies like Adobe and Microsoft to put on $5,500 worth of software on each students computer.
The Government will start providing Secondary teachers with their laptops during Term 2, 2009. Then the roll-out of laptops to students will begin in Term Three to all Year 9 students in public schools.
“I want kids more engaged in the classroom, turning up to school enthusiastic and ready to learn.”
“NSW public schools lead the nation in providing computer resources, giving our teachers and our young people the vital skills they need to help them succeed in our IT savvy world.”
Technical examples of the Connectivism Theory
University Online? About Open Universities Australia GPO Box 5387Melbourne,Victoria 3001,AustraliaTel. +61 3 8628 2500 Fax. +61 3 8628 2955 Open Universities Australia provides students with 15 leading Universities and TAFE Colleges from around the country. Within these Universities and TAFE Colleges there are a wide range of degrees in which students have access to. Open Universities Australia begun in 1993, they provide over 900 units of study and 60 qualifications within. Connectivism: A Theory of a connection between technology, communication and education.