Connectivism Learning Theory: Instructional Tools for College Courses
SubjecteLearning; connectivism; open education; instructional technology; networked learning; connectivism learning theory; digital learning; George Siemens
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AbstractAbstract: This qualitative thesis explores the work of George Siemens and connectivist learning theory, 'A Learning Theory for the Digital Age'. Findings are based on a literature review which investigated the foundations, strengths and weaknesses of connectivism and synthesized conclusions into a knowledge base of practical applications for the college level, Instructional Technology classroom. The half-life of knowledge is shrinking, especially in the field of Instructional Technology; connectivism helps to ensure students remain current by facilitating the building of active connections, utilizing intelligent social networking and encouraging student-generated curricula. Connectivism allows the future of education to be viewed in an optimistic, almost Utopian perspective, as individuals co-create knowledge in a global, networked environment.
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