Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cloud Learning

Am putting the final touches on my presentation for the elearningguild on cloud learning.  My talk examines the impact of MOOCs on corporate and higher education. But, it's also a primer on connectivism and where it comes from.

The more I think about the roots of connectivism, the more I think that it's a big mashup of communities of practice and self-directed learning. Others may have believed that there is a stronger basis in Activity Theory. I can see that only as it relates to how Wenger developed CoP. All of the strengths of using connectivism seem to have a firm basis in self-directed learning. Rita Kop had it right. Why did I ignore it the first time that I read her work.