An interesting and helpful presentation by gsiemens. Key points for me
- constructivism doesn’t quite fit the bill any more in providing a theory for learning (I’ll have to think about this)
- connectivism may more accurately describe learning in the 21st century
- learning can now be thought of as forming new networks. In the past education has viewed knowledge as pieces of a puzzle which have a place. In connectivism, there’s no place, we don’t know what’s going on and we are learning in a complex chaotic environment. This fits with always having told my students that learning is messy
- learning can be seen as being networked on 3 levels – biological/neurons, conceptual/related ideas, social/human dialogue
So, now knowing this, what would I change in the way in which I currently teach and learn. Don’t know yet.