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Connectivism: theory or phenomenon Modelling 21st Century Learning Frances Bell, Salford Business School francesbell on Tw...
What is coming up <ul><li>Changing socio-technical context </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on practice – for teachers and learner...
Changing socio-technical context <ul><li>‘ Internet of things’ – emerging technologies ‘talking’ to each other </li></ul><...
Changing socio-technical context – impact on practice <ul><li>How can we make sense of our and students’ use of the Intern...
Our hopes and fears in a brave new world? http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4284879663_62e5738635_m.jpg
Returning to our question <ul><li>How can we make sense of our and students’ use of the Internet and emerging technologies...
What is Connectivism? http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm   George Siemens Stephen Downes
Connectivist Teachers <ul><li>Fourth iteration of CCK course running  CCK11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivism and Connect...
My take on this <ul><li>Connectivism had impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not as theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But through...
The Networked student http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA
Innovation, dialogue and modelling Teacher Learning Innovating Modelling Student Reflecting Learning Innovating Dialogue a...
Some ways to get engaged <ul><li>Check out Stephen Downes OL Daily  http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm  , subscribe at ...
Any points for discussion? http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5067294524_134fce8ff2_t.jpg
(for reference) Principles of connectivism: <ul><li>Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.  </li></ul><ul>...
Credits <ul><li>http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm  (Siemens) </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Downes wealth of...
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A Teaching and Learning Conversation held at the University of Salford 12 October 2011.
Contributing were Chrissi Nerantze, Peter Whitton, Christine Smith, Lesley Robinson, Kathy Spencer and Joan Livesley

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  1. 1. Connectivism: theory or phenomenon Modelling 21st Century Learning Frances Bell, Salford Business School francesbell on Twitter http://www.francesbell.wordpress.com Slideshow is at http://www.slideshare.net/francesbell
  2. 2. What is coming up <ul><li>Changing socio-technical context </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on practice – for teachers and learners </li></ul><ul><li>What is Connectivism? </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivist Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivist Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation, dialogue and modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Some ways to get engaged </li></ul>
  3. 3. Changing socio-technical context <ul><li>‘ Internet of things’ – emerging technologies ‘talking’ to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for student practice as scholars and researchers </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtu.be/sfEbMV295Kk#t=0m41s </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changing socio-technical context – impact on practice <ul><li>How can we make sense of our and students’ use of the Internet and emerging technologies in learning? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our hopes and fears in a brave new world? http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4284879663_62e5738635_m.jpg
  6. 6. Returning to our question <ul><li>How can we make sense of our and students’ use of the Internet and emerging technologies in learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(and to leverage our new skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can model effective technology-enabled learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can learn from our students by engaging in true dialogue about our uses of these technologies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is Connectivism? http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm George Siemens Stephen Downes
  8. 8. Connectivist Teachers <ul><li>Fourth iteration of CCK course running CCK11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivism and Connective Knowledge – a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ran for 12 weeks from September 2008 http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&q=Connectivism+CCK08&meta=&fp=4f5d09baf13b1669 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2200 people enrolled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning about theory of connectivism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiencing networked learning within diverse group/network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating/ extending their own personal learning network </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. My take on this <ul><li>Connectivism had impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not as theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But through the phenomenon of networked enthusiastic practitioners trying to explore and make use of concepts in their day to day practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/902/1664 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/Creanor.html </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Networked student http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA
  11. 11. Innovation, dialogue and modelling Teacher Learning Innovating Modelling Student Reflecting Learning Innovating Dialogue and learning A constructive conversation Example – documenting a project in Web 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/francesbell/sets/72157616064980620/show/
  12. 12. Some ways to get engaged <ul><li>Check out Stephen Downes OL Daily http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm , subscribe at http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/login.cgi?action=Register </li></ul><ul><li>Follow some interesting people from your discipline on Twitter or their blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Build your own valued network </li></ul>
  13. 13. Any points for discussion? http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5067294524_134fce8ff2_t.jpg
  14. 14. (for reference) Principles of connectivism: <ul><li>Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning may reside in non-human appliances. </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision. </li></ul><ul><li>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ </li></ul><ul><li>the sharing of cognitive tasks between people and technology </li></ul><ul><li>coping with rapid change in the ‘information ecology’ </li></ul><ul><li>consideration of the impact of theories of networks, complexity and chaos </li></ul>
  15. 15. Credits <ul><li>http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm (Siemens) </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Downes wealth of resources at http://downes.ca/ </li></ul>

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