Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why Connectivism is a Learning Theory

Domains of major fields of physics (Photo credit: Wikipedia) David Wiley recently made a comment on his blog, in response to a very succinct posting by Stephen Downes, that the learning theory Connectivism, though he is sympathetic to it, was … Continue reading

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Connectivism – The First 2000 Years

I would like to highly recommend a book I am currently reading to educators interested in Connectivism. It is called Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2000 Thousand Years by Tom Standage, the digital editor at the … Continue reading

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Scientific Discovery and the Creative Commons

Tim Spuck’s students discuss their search for T Tauri stars with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at the American Astronomical Society conference in January 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In a recent episode of Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson … Continue reading

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Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education

I have never been comfortable with proclamations by educators or scientists (and yes, there is a difference) about how the brain works. The logical fallacy goes something like this: “we have isolated a mechanism in the brain, learning takes place … Continue reading

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Reports on the Death of the Book are Greatly Exaggerated

I was at a poetry reading at the library a while back and one of the poets had a poem about how lost in cyberspace everyone is and the implication was that he was seeing the end of print culture … Continue reading

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