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Connectivism and Interactionism reloaded knowledge networks in the cloud
Siemsen, Sabine and Jansen, Rainer

PublishedSeptember 2014
ConferenceThird International Workshop, LTEC 2014, Santiago, Chile, September 2-5, 2014. Proceedings, Learning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Edition 1, Volume 446, Pages 1-12
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
EditorsUden, Lorna · Sinclair, Jane · Tao, Yu-Hui · Liberona, Dario
CountryChile, South America

ABSTRACT
Knowledge is not 'a thing' and not a mere pool of data which can be managed. Knowledge is the process of learning. So what really matters is the question of how the process of learning changes in context with Social Media and Social Network Technologies. Gregory Bateson's definition of Learning III, the "learning about how to learn to learn'' predicted very early what kind of learning culture is needed today to meet the requirements of a world which becomes more closely and quickly connected and dependent on networks in all aspects of work and private life. With their theory of Connectivism George Siemens and Stephen Downs offered not only a learning theory that fits those needs exactly, but also a tool: MOOCs. They surely are not the "digital Tsunami'' many proclaim (and fear) but – consciously used - could open the door to a new culture of learning in the clouds.

Keywords Bateson · connectivism · knowledge · knowledge-creation · knowledge-sharing · learning · learning theory · MOOCs · paradigm shift

Published atSantiago
ISBN978-3-319-10671-7
RefereedYes
Rights© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-10671-7_1
URLhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-10671-7_1
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