"It's also worth considering what happens when we create connections between content - we create a network or aggregation of different ideas...which adds meaning (pattern recognition) to the individual voices. Connections change content. Content is imbued with new meaning when situated in a network (or is it more accurate to say that the network acquires new meaning when new content is added? - either perspective validates the importance of creating connections over content). When the network is sufficiently large to account for diverse perspectives, it achieves a certain level of meaning that is reflective of the combined force of individual elements."Some interesting thoughts here, combining all kinds of good concepts. It makes me think that the kind of learning I want to study in 43Things would certainly fit George's emerging definition of connectivism.
Monday, November 28, 2005
From today's post on the Connectivism Blog: