Tuesday, July 05, 2005

holiday greetings and something to read

I found this article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age by Siemens to be very thought provoking.

I've put the journal editor's note below but don't be put off by it.

The web page looks like this and you follow the link to refereed papers and connectivism - Siemens

A Publication of the TEIR Center, Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh PA - ISSN 1550-6908

Table of Contents – January 2005
Vol 2. No. 1.
ISSN 1550-6908

Editorial: Volume 2. Number 1.

Donald G. Perrin

Refereed Papers

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

George Siemens

Finding Our Way: Better Understanding the Needs and Motivations
of Teachers in Online Learning

Editor’s Note*: This is a milestone article that deserves careful study.
Connectivism should not be confused with constructivism. George Siemens
advances a theory of learning that is consistent with the needs of the
twenty first century. His theory takes into account trends in learning,

the use of technology and networks, and the diminishing half-life of
knowledge. It combines relevant elements of many learning theories,
social structures, and technology to create a powerful theoretical
construct for learning in the digital age.