CCK11 first week

It seemed strange to me that a course on connectivism should reside all over the place on people’s blogs. Then I read:

It’s amazing (and slightly sneaky) that what I’m learning about is how I’m learning about it.  at http://discovery-thru-elearning.blogspot.com/2011/01/learning-to-understanding-ism.html 

And things started making sense. Well, a small amount of sense anyway. I don’t think connectivism can rate as a universally useful theory for learning as long at it is confined to being operational only in an electronic environment available to a limited number of people on this planet. That doesn’t invalidate it, only restricts its use. Like, say, toast is condemned to remain only at the theoretical level to those without toasters. Or more seriously, there’s a presumption of importance to the whole “digital revolution” that needs watching lest it become just another piece of human silliness. But of course I do have access to a computer (and a toaster) and am ready to try out another MOOC from the comfort of my new blog.

Scott

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  • leahgrrl  On January 24, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    I’m not convinced that connectivism is confined only to electronic networks. I think it’s just easier to see those connections now than it would have been, say, to use electronic punch cards to see the arc of learning someone has created. There have been all kinds of correspondence courses; they’re just really slow compared to the blogosphere!

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