This question keep cropping up for me. Could this course be considered a community? In some ways it must be.
- We are all gathered around a domain – connectivism,
- We are all sharing practice – Are we? Is what we are doing sharing practice? Even for those who are sharing, is it sharing practice?
- And we are learning through social interaction. Well some of us obviously are, but equally I suspect there are many who are not.
So could this be called a community? It doesn’t feel like a community to me. Network seems a better word. Is there a difference? Does it matter? If there is a difference, how does that affect the learning process?