Tag Archives: Connectivism

How Does Active Learning Translate to eLearning?

ctive Learning is a hot topic in the educational realm right now, especially among faculty and administrators in traditional P-20 learning environments. Everywhere you look, classrooms are being designed specifically to facilitate Active Learning, and curriculum is being developed that focuses on Active Learning, Constructivism, and Connectivism. But can Active Learning play a role in improving outcomes in eLearning? Let’s …

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Six Forms of Instructional Interaction

When thinking about modern learning environments, especially those focused on Constructivism and Connectivism, it is important for us to consider the six forms of instructional interaction. Examining all six independently and in tandem is critical to the success of the modern learner. Let’s take a look at the six forms of instructional interaction, and why they are important in today’s traditional …

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Learning Objects: The Backbone of Modern Instruction

As more and more educational institutions begin implementing hybrid and fully online courses, instructional design processes will become exceedingly important. Design committees will not only need to evaluate course structure and learning outcomes, they will also need to create flexible learning environments. Traditional classrooms employing auditory learning techniques provide a platform that is easily customizable as objectives change and student …

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Mobile Learning’s Impact on Instructional Design

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It seems the common catalyst for emerging learning theories like Connectivism, Online Collaborative Learning, Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs), Online Networked Learning Environments, and other online-oriented paradigms is the importance of establishing social presence in the learning environment. As Downes (2008) points out: the focus of a personal learning environment “is more on creation and communication than it is consumption and …

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Connectivism: Learning as a Community

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n a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas …

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