Thanks to Professor Harris for an excellent pointer to George Siemens’ article at elearnspace, “Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age”.
Somewhat of a very important replacement (addition?) for behaviorism, constructivism, and cognitivism. Siemens posits connectivism as combining chaos, networks, complexity and self-organization–all elements of learning which are changed, or emphasized, or enabled, by technology.
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Thanks Joe (and Prof. Harris!), that was a very interesting article that expressed some of the vague notions I had had floating around in my head. I sometimes worry about instructors who don’t realize that “Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed).”