Activity 18: Theory of connectivism and its critics
- Read Siemens (2005), .
- Read Downes (2007), .
We can view connectivism as a perspective on learning, which places the network at the core of its approach. While other learning theories may be applicable in this context, none are so deliberately focused on the importance of the network. Connectivism is not without its critics, and the aim of this activity is for you to explore whether you feel it offers a useful framework for considering education.
Perhaps the best way to think about connectivism is to implement it, so that is what we’d like you to do in the next activity.