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.