Saturday, 19 September 2009

Glossary of connectivism

I've spent some time going through the suggested reading for CCK09 and making notes of the definitions of terms as used in connectivism.

Found this quite a useful exercise especially where it meant searching Siemens and Downes previous writings on connectivism. There doesn't seem to be much difference in the definitions of aspects of their proposed theory but they clearly have different perspectives. Stephen is more neurones, maths and philosophy whereas George is more education through social and open media. At least that's my interpretation after knowing them for a week. Enjoyed the CCK09 Elluminate discussion 17th September 2009 but didn't catch it live. Listening to the recording allowed for a more forensic approach to the posits and responses which was good fodder for several glossary entries.

However, this glossary fetish seems to be quite an individual (and obsessive) task although had help from @jtneill in the wiki etiquette. On Siemens' taxonomy of connectivism (Awareness and receptivity, Connection-forming, Contribution and involvement, Pattern recognition, Meaning-making, Praxis) I seem to have jumped the connection-forming stage and gone straight to contribution. I'll therefore focus a little more on connection-forming.


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