Doering, A. (2007). Adventure Learning: Situating Learning in an Authentic Context. Innovate Journal of Online Education 3 (6). Retrieved from the Internet February 12, 2010 at http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol3_issue6/Adventure_Learning-__Situating_Learning_in_an_Authentic_Context.pdf. Doering, A. & Veletsianos, G. (2008). Hybrid Online Education: Identifying Integration Models Using Adventure Learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 41 (1). pp. 23-41. Veletsianos, G.… Continue reading PBL meets SN
Cormier, D. (2008). Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum. Innovate 4(5). Retrieved from the Internet on February 1, 2010 at http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Rhizomatic_Education-__Community_as_Curriculum.pdf. Cormier's rhizome metaphor is extremely successful with the caveat that the "nodes" must be connected (here's where I agree with Siemens completely). In addition, the author's contention that in a constantly-expanding world, the center (of… Continue reading Growing learning
Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 2(1). Retrieved from the Internet on February 1, 2010 at http://www.itdl.org/journal/jan_05/article01.htm. Let me first admit that I admire the author, that I actually look forward to his daily posts, and that I find eLearnSpace a goldmine.… Continue reading Connected or incomplete?
Ally, M. (2004). Foundations of educational theory for online learning. In T. A. Anderson & F. Elloumi (Eds). Theory and Practice of Online Learning (pp. 3-31). Athabasca University. Retrieved from the Internet February 3, 2010 at http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch1.html. My first reaction was to disagree with Ally's statement (quoting Clark): technologies are merely vehicles that deliver instruction,… Continue reading Learning theory in online education
Kop, R. & Hill, A. (2008). Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? Internaitonal Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 9(3). [revised from original post 11/2/2008] Stephen Downes and George Siemens are active education bloggers. Over the past several years, they have proposed a new theory of learning, connectivism,… Continue reading New or old?