18 July 2013

The Eight Tenets of Connectivism

I am seeing Seimens' (2004) eight tenets of connectivism with fresh eyes today:
  1. Learning and knowledge rests in diverse opinions; Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources
  2. Learning may reside in non-human appliances
  3. Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  4. Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning
  5. Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill
  6. Currency (accurate and up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities
  7. 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

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