by alison

Some really interesting discussion happening in this post! Literacy barriers aside, it seems to me that some extra support—such as goal-setting activities—could help less self-directed learners to find their feet when learning in this way.

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After reading Jenny and Carmen’s paper on Connectivism and Dimensions on Individual experience and now Heli’s post, I would like to reflect on what those three theories mean under Networked Learning and Connectivism, with a particular focus on the five factors and Autonomy.  Heli has wonderfully posted the juxtaposition of the three theories in her post.

Here Carmen and Jenny provides a wonderful framework upon which Connectivism could be expanded – to include the psychological elements, superimposed on autonomy, connectedness, diversity, and openness as the key components of connectivism conducive to (or required for) learning in networks  (Stephen Downes).

They discuss:

“While there have been calls for more or different efforts on the part of MOOC facilitators (Dron, 2011), the psychological insight brought by contemporary personality theory and self-determination theory suggests that the manipulation or envisioned refinement of MOOC environments and processes may be moot, or certainly less effective…

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