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Kurt Peters

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Is connectivism a learning theory or a pedagogy.
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Google search is your friend for that kid of question. A simple search for connectivism turned up 216,000 hits, but just scrolling through the first few, as ranked by Google, I found http://www.learning-theories.com/connectivism-siemens-downes.html which flat out says "connectivism is a learning theory".

Judt s little further down the Google search results, but still on the first page, is a link to another piece by Downes: http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2014/04/connectivism-as-learning-theory.html

Comments on that article include links to other articles, some of which assert strong disagreement with things that Downes says. I didn't chase after those disagreements, but you might want to do so.

There might also be value in contemplating what the difference is between a "Learning theory" and a "pedagogy". My wisenheimer reflex wants me to say that the difference is that you can sell a pedagogy, but I don't want to stir up trouble.
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Silvia Pavlova

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These are four awesome Coursera courses, which can be very valuable for #entrepreneurship !
Here we introduce to you four business classes that will help you get new perspective on important for every entrepreneur business topics.
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Leona Sharon

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Get effective #learning with high quality where #student acquire skills and knowledge for business career.  http://bit.ly/1wdepKE
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Leona Sharon

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The virtual unlimited class sizes and the minimal resources needed for #OnlineEducation, therefore, make it seemingly obviously solution for education delivery in Africa.
Sarah Laurence : Correspondent. While only half of Africa's children attend primary school, a paltry 10 percent of those who do go to school enter into university programmes. Amid poverty, political instability and social issues, the demand for tertiary education across the continent is growing, ...
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spam, spam, spam, eggs and spam, but without the eggs.Let's all sing...
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The recent emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is redefining higher education. This is a G+ Community to share and discuss the latest trends, issues and experiences related to MOOC. ----------------------------------- A little about MOOC: MOOC, an acronym for Massive Open Online Course, is a form of distance education where many prestigious universities including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton among others and distinguished professors are offering courses via web, usually free and without credit, to anyone anywhere interested. Three major MOOC providers are EdX, coursera and Udacity.

UPV Valencia

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Curso Aplicaciones de la Teoría de Grafos a la Vida Real (II)
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Ilona Hetsevich

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In this interview Kyle Pace shares useful insights into integrating technology in the classroom, overcoming technology integration obstacles and making teachers tech-savvy
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R. Drew Davis

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I hope you don't mind if I toss in a little community-relevant humor here. To tell you the truth, if this video wasn't so clearly labeled as a parody, I don't think I'd know they were joking. The YouTube page has a link to the original (real?) commercial that they were parodying, and after viewing it, I'm convinced the parody version is surprisingly light handed in its humor - and that the original commercial isn't a good commercial in that it left me with some doubt as to whether it was a real commercial.

Or is that just me? (I did skip my usual morning coffee today and maybe that was a mistake...).

On a more serious note, while I am enthused about MOOC's as a good way to learn specific things on your own time (pajamas optional), I am unconvinced that you can string together an equivalent to earning a college degree just by taking enough MOOC's. To me, there was much more to the college experience then just meeting the degree requirements listed in the catalog (So many credits, total, meeting these distribution requirements, blah, blah for pages of detailed requirements depending on your target diploma). I've even suggested to people that, if possible, it is better to actually go away for college, rather than staying home and commuting to a local school. College education is more than just the credits.

Am I underestimating the cumulative educational value of stringing together enough MOOC's to cover all the topics you'd study as you complete the requirements of a typical 4-year degree? In your opinion, can "enough" MOOC's truly be equivalent to completing a college degree? 
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Having taken several courses by popular MOOC sites I can say without a doubt that stringing together MOOC courses, no matter the quantity, is not at all the same as a traditional college education. I too believe there is more to college than courses. There is school spirit, collegiality and commiserating that form the foundation for life-long learning and life-long memories. For many going away to college is important rite of passage and living in the coed dorms was the time of my life. I highly recommend it. As as professor I have taught both online and on campus, more of the latter. MOOCs and other online courses are valuable and necessary today however they're missing the key elements of interaction, face to face interaction; they are isolating. For both instructor and student online courses are seemingly all work and no play. Maybe the college experience I speak of is a relic of the past to be cherish by some of a bygone era and a waste the time perhaps for a new digital generation of students.
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Jeff Young

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Hi all. I thought people in this group might be interested in our new podcast on the future of education. First episode is with Sal Khan and his vision of for a new kind of college: https://soundcloud.com/relearning/relearning-ep1-khan-v6

Sign up on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/relearningpod
Re:Learning Podcast
Episode 1: How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education by Re:Learning Podcast
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Phillip Morgan

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Students with difficult schedules or other circumstances have the option to pursue #educationonline. #Onlineclasses and degrees provide the same quality instruction as in-person programs. To know more about it, click here.
"Online classes benefit students who work full time and cannot go to a campus during work hours, parents with small children at home or those who are a caregiver for another family member, have problems getting to a campus, just don't want to go to a campus, like the flexibility of setting their own hours or may be shy in a physical classroom and wish to have their voice 'heard' online," said Lorah Gough, director of Houston Community College Onl...
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