The full text of this article

 

Connectivism: the network metaphor of learning
by Mohamed Amine Chatti, Matthias Jarke, Christoph Quix
International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010

 

Abstract: Connectivism is a new learning theory introduced by George Siemens in 2004 in order to cope with the increasing complexity and fast-paced change of the new knowledge era. This paper addresses the network metaphor of learning, which explains learning in terms of networks. We begin by introducing the connectivism approach to learning based on Siemens' work, and then provide an account of our view of connectivism by discussing the learning as a network (LaaN) perspective. We then present knowledge ecology as a social landscape that mirrors the complex nature and wide scope of knowledge, and continue by contrasting knowledge ecology to popular social forms that have been introduced in the CSCL and CSCW literature. These include communities of practice, knots, coalitions, intensional networks, and ad hoc transient communities. We end by comparing the connectivism/LaaN perspective with dominant learning and social theories. These theories are behaviourism, cognitivism, (social) constructivism, situated learning, activity theory, and actor-network theory.

 

is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

 
Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

 
Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

 

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


 
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

 
If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com