Connectivism: a theory for learning in a world of growing complexity

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Author: Strong, Kay; Hutchins, Holly M.


Connectivism is an emergent theory that attempts to capture and reflect the complexity of learning in a world of proliferating information. The authors review the origins and underpinnings of connectivism, situating it within more established and accepted traditional learning theory and demonstrating how it both challenges and expands our understanding of how, why and when learning occurs. They also explore what organisations should do differently, how learning design should change and how organisational performance potential can be improved using the principles of connectivism. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Employment; Technology; Research; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Skill development; Online learning

Published: Bondi Junction, New South Wales: E-learning Network of Australasia, 2009

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Journal volume: 1

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2009

Pages: pp.53-67

ISSN: 1837-6959

Statement of responsibility: Kay Strong, Holly Hutchins

Inaugural issue: Current issues and future directions in workplace e-learning: mapping the research landscape

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 99.315

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