Connectivism: the educational theory of networks

Bocciolesi, Enrico Connectivism: the educational theory of networks. VEGA , 2013, vol. 9, n. 3. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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English abstract

The significant use of electronic media in everyday life requires new considerations about learning, about communication, about being in the spaces of ubiquity. Siemenes (2005) proposed the theory of networks, the learning through networks, the connections between nodes, which Landow (2006), Bolter (1991, 1996, 2001), Cassany (2012) have at different times called even if other terms. The relevance of the theory of Connectivism offers new fields of investigation and experimentation for the area of education, which deserve reflections and insights that enable to validate, based on the need for education and training simultaneous, the applicability of a theory of networks.

Italian abstract

Il rilevante uso dei media elettronici nella quotidianità richiede nuove riflessioni sull’apprendimento, sulla comunicazione, sull’essere negli spazi dell’ubiquità. Siemenes (2005) ha proposto la teoria dei network, dell’apprendimento attraverso le reti, delle connessioni tra nodi, che Landow (2006), Bolter (1991, 1996, 2001), Cassany (2012) hanno in differenti occasioni richiamato anche se con altri termini. L’attualità della teoria del Connettivismo offre nuovi campi di indagine e sperimentazione per l’area educativa, che meritano di riflessioni e approfondimenti che consentano di validare, in base alle necessità educative e formative contemporanee, l’applicabilità di una teoria delle reti.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: connectivism, education, technologies, communication, networks
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GI. Training.
Depositing user: PhD Enrico Bocciolesi
Date deposited: 08 Sep 2014 07:32
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:32


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