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Commentary by Downes (Stephen Downes)
on link by profesorbaker, Connectivism Already Happened: Practitioners – Let’s Explain It… Now – While We Still Have A Job… #CCK11 #ELTchat, Feb 16, 2011.
This: "The members of my PLN, all of my diverse PLN entities, are using technology, for their own autonomous Continuous Professional Development, and for providing technology-enhanced, engaging, fun, learning experiences for students." Is my experience as well.
I think it's important to keep in mind that a theory like connectivism isn't a movement. It isn't a political campaign. It's not seeking converts. The point of a theory like connectivism is to describe what is happening. Yes, there is a point where an understanding of what is happening will inform practice. But it's not like we want the world to go out and 'be connectivist' - rather, we offer nothing more than a way of understanding what is happening in the world. (Hits Today: 3259 Total: 3259)