Digital Skills Course Connectivist flavour - Block 2, Activity 19

In a previous activity, I outlined a Digital skills course that was aimed at mature students.

This activity is to develop this course further by taking a ‘connectivist’ approach. 

Some of the key principles in a connectivist approach include:

  1. Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  2. Learning is a process of connecting specialised nodes or information sources.
  3. Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  4. Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known.
  5. Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  6. Ability to see connections between fields, ideas and concepts is a core skill.
  7. Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.

I couldn’t use all of them in my recast course that I did in Activity 8, which was baisc digital skills for seniors. Here is the ammended version. I could not see how to incorporate any connectivist attirbutes in my ‘learn Netiquette’ week 3 section, so it’s blank.

Erithacus Digital Literacy Connectivist

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.  -Will Durant