Are there parts of the theory which you find confusing?

Perhaps a quick summary of the major positions of connectivism will help clear things up.

1. Connectivism is learning for the digital age. A new theory of learning is necessary due to the pace that knowledge is increasing making traditional educational theories obsolete (Siemens, 2008).

2. Keeping knowledge current is the main objective of a connectivist learning theory (Verhagen, 2006)

3. Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world” (qtd. on 11). This definition encompasses many of the attributes commonly associated with behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism – namely, learning as a lasting changed state (emotional, mental, physiological (i.e. skills) brought about as a result of experiences and interactions with content or other people (Driscoll, 2000; Siemens, 2004).

4. Learning for the future will focus on making connections between knowledge and real world applications and adaptability of knowledge (Siemens, 2005).

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