Every change provokes uncertainty. I’m quite uncertain on the following points which I find quite risky in designing a connective based learning environment:
- Hedonistic digital delight
- Media collectionism
- informal reductionism
In my opinion these three elements are more at work in a connective learning environment than in any other environment. Being connected involves a self-directed learning coping with digital abundance. This digital abundance can’t really represent a problem if the learner is well aware of his own learning styles and modalities, otherwise it can bring to both information and functional overload.
I myself being involved in this CCK08 felt those risks, as for example, I subscribed Second Life hoping to change my hedonistic consideration of the medium into a useful one for learning and failed. I tried to ‘re-write’ some material from the course just for the pleasure to contribute a syntesis and felt affected by informal reductionism (What is the point of producing a syntesis when you have the original materials? And what’s more: who am I doing it for?). I like mapping but didn’t find a real sharing in the group up to now.
What I really want to share this week is thi presentation:
It is an experience in designing courses in Moodle based on social constructivism with two connective features: sharing and being reactive.