Archive for the ‘connectivism’ Category

What does the use of pictures and emoticons do for connecting users and readers?  Read more in “Emoticons and symbols aren’t ruining language – they’re revolutionizing it” at


Online learning and F2F learning should build on the same best practice of teaching principles.  Read “Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems” at

Reblogged from Edutopia:

Read about setting the stage in the first minutes of class and how to connect outside of school hours

From:  Edutopia


Connectivity is the thing, you’all!

What is Connectivism?

Posted: 26/11/2013 by broadyesl in connectivism



Learning Today

in a connected way

link to great discussion that is worth reading. 



I have borrowed the Principles of Connectivism from George Siemens (2004) and shared them below.

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • 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.




don’t know if this offes anythign new, but here it is