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As a grand finale for the Connectivism course, George asked participants to respond to the following questions:
- What is the quality of my learning networks: diversity, depth, how connected am I?
- How has this course influence my view of the process of learning (assuming, of course, that it has)?
- What types of questions are still outstanding?
- How can you incorporate connectivist principles in your design and delivery of learning?
I had great fun creating this video. My 15 year old son, Alex, helped with the artwork and voice over. My high school students are currently working on the project that is highlighted in the video. I owe a big thank you to Lee LeFever of CommonCraft. He kindly gave me permission to use the "Plain English" format for my project. I absolutely love the brilliant simplicity of his work.
I sincerely hope that other teachers will use the video to help colleagues, parents, and students understand the potential of networked learning.
On to questions 1 and 3...
I managed a fairly robust learning network prior to taking the connectivism course. But, I believe I'm taking a more thoughtful approach as a result of this experience. I'm reaching out to those with whom I already have a professional relationship, building new contacts, and trying harder to seek out points of view that differ from mine. I hope that the visibility of CCK08 will facilitate more research and testing of Connectivism as a theory of learning. The biggest question in my mind is whether the theory is powerful enough to have a real impact on main stream education. I see a lot of potential obstacles, especially with younger children. I'm also contemplating the best strategy for strengthening network ties and developing deeper professional contacts for learning and sharing.