How I use connectivism in my learning and training

"Connectivism is the application of network principles to define both knowledge and the process of learning."
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The roots of Connectivism

"Connectivism is the integration of chaos, network, complexity and self-organization theories."

Too much information. I utilize Boolean Operators to filter important information. For instance, I set up a Paperli newspaper for the CCK12 course called "The Connectivism Daily #CCK12" using Twitter, Facebook and Google Groups filters, such as tags (#cck12, #cck11), keywords (connectivism, cck11, Connective Knowledge), usernames (@oldaily, @gsiemens, @Downes) RSS feeds from Diigo and As a result, feeds only from these filter pipes would be included in the newspaper.
Digital objects messy and scalable. A link at Diigo can have several tags allowing many different groupings of the same link. For instance the article of "Network Theory of Power" can be listed under the following categories (cck12 week8 connecitivism power network theory pdf). I list all my bookmarks for the CCK12 course by using the tag "cck12", or I can list links that relate only the week 8 topic by using the tags "cck12" AND "week8".
The Internet is packed with unsettled ideas. For every idea an opposite idea exists. I tried it at where I included mostly information praising Social Media but also a slideshare presentation on "Why Social Media's Shit". I need to make a more conscious effort to provide diverse opinions in my learning and training spaces. Adding examples for a variety of perspectives will make learning more interesting and fun.

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Example: OSHO on measuring power

Learning Theories

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Stay in touch to stay current!

"Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources."
"Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities."

This word cloud below shows the tools and techniques I use on one page of one of my many wikis for my learning and training purposes.
First, this page is like the technology driven learning environment on the Internet, unsettled. I continuously monitor this topic and make changes to the page to keep it current.Second, I use a variety of resources (nodes) and technologies to connect them (connectors). For instance the wiki page is a node for the QR code content aggregating information from other nodes via APIs, widgets, javascript and embedding. Resources on this page originally located on Slideshare, Youtube, Flickr, Diigo, Twitter. Some nodes can contain other nodes. For instance the Prezi presentation itself (a node) embedded in the wiki page supports embedding othernodes, such as a Youtube video and live Twitter feeds. Some nodes can act as nodes and connectors. For instance, Twitter collects all incoming feeds of my network and I can scan and click on a link to access the original resources. Twitter wastly used for sharing links.

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"What we know today is not as important as our ability to continue to stay current."

"Learning is fundamentally networked."

"Technology is philosophy. Technology is ideology."

"Every expression is an opportunity for connections."

"Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill."

Example: OSHO connecting GOD and Darwin