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Mooc connectivism Connective knowledge Online course

started by Bonnie Sutton on 17 Jan 12
  • Bonnie Sutton
    Welcome to CCK12

    Stephen Downes: 'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge
    January 14, 2012 . ... On Jan. 17 George Siemens and I will launch the third offering of our online course called 'Connectivism and Connective Knowledge

    If you're interested, you can register here: The course is a MOOC -- a massive open online course. What this means is, first, that it may be massive. Our first offering attracted 2200 people, our second about 700 people. Other MOOC-style courses we've offered have also been massive. PLENK 2010, for example, which we offered last fall, attracted 1700 people.
    Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is an open online course that over 12 weeks explores the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required.
    Register Here
    The course will outline a connectivist understanding of educational systems of the future. It will help participants make sense of the transformative impact of technology in teaching and learning over the last decade. The voices calling for reform do so from many perspectives, with some suggesting 'new learners' require different learning models, others suggesting reform is needed due to globalization and increased competition, and still others suggesting technology is the salvation for the shortfalls evident in the system today. While each of these views tell us about the need for change, they overlook the primary reasons why change is required.
    For a quick introduction to connectivist courses and how they work, please view the videos below.

    - Success in a MOOC
    - Knowledge in a MOOC

    On this site we will be providing information about moocs and listings of available moocs. Watch this page for announcements regarding upcoming offerings.

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