Cover. Visualization of Algarotti's World from the Mapping the Republic of Letters project at Stanford University. (Source) My initial thoughts about networks are that they are complex and inaccessible, but they have the potential to revolutionize reading, writing, thinking and learning practices as we used to know. But from my various visits with individuals who … Continue reading Networks as Critical Texts
A PLN is a tool and strategy for individuals to learn from the people and resources around them. A PLN thrives in an informal, personal learning environment and allows individuals to visualize and build connections for knowledge exchange.
As part of the US Government's plan to reform its school systems, President Obama announced the ConnectED Initiative in June 2013, an initiative designed to enrich K-12 education in America. ConnectED aims to empower teachers and students by giving them the most relevant instructional technology and trainings to make the most of them, empowering the teaching … Continue reading Riding on Connectivism: The ConnectED Initiative
The following call is announced by George Siemens, the man behind Connectivist Theory: The dramatic increase in online education, particularly Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. To date, the impact of MOOCs … Continue reading Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds MOOC Research Initiative