August 1, 2008
This video, Connected, was produced by ACU students, faculty and staff to visualize a new kind of learning environment. It’s an exciting vision that is quickly becoming a reality.
The video (17 min) is someone cheesy in parts, sounds more like an iPhone advertisement than a video for education, and still tries to squeeze technology into an existing model. But, it’s an interesting look at how we can improve information access and interaction when our systems are conceived in line with our devices. (George Siemens)
June 20, 2008
This blog aims at supporting my second online experience for the following course starting on September 7th.
Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is a twelve week course that will explore the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning. It will outline a connectivist understanding of educational systems of the future.
George Siemens and Stephen Downes – the two leading figures on connectivism and connective knowledge – will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.