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September 19, 2008

Concept Map: What’s New in Connectivism

Filed under: Visualisation,Week 2 — Lisa M Lane @ 12:50 pm

I know, it was last week’s topic. But I didn’t really have a grasp of it before reading Steve’s post on Wednesday in the Moodle forum, and thus the article by Kop and Hill. And besides, it was Cmap.



  1. I really like your concept map. It’s a skill I haven’t tried to develop yet. What’s so great about yours is that it is very clear and covers what is most essential to remember. I can look at it and not feel overwhelmed by clutter or trying to figure out how exactly the maze is supposed to be traveled. Yours is elegant. Twenty years from now, you will be able to pull it out and tell at a glance what you were thinking when you created it. Wish you had made a youtube video that I could learn from.

    Comment by Ruth — September 19, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I like your cmap and I though I would have liked to have seen more than Hill and Kop on the right (thought that could have, in theory, included the whole of the CCK08 class of 2000 Plus — people who connect — but when I read some of Hill and Kop blog — and the feeds — I was really thrilled with the technology link. thanks Jo Ann

    Comment by Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers — September 19, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  3. Hey Lisa – I really liked the Concept Map. It’s very clear and, unlike so many others, seems to point directly to the meaning of Connectivism and where it will go in the future.

    Comment by Steve C Tuffill — September 20, 2008 @ 9:59 am

  4. Hi Lisa,

    thanks for posting your cmap. As others have noted, you’re map is clear/concise.

    btw – I’ve enjoyed reading your blog reflections over the last week. It has been most enjoyable observing the formation of your views of connectivism (i.e. how it relates to constructivism, whether it stands on its own, etc). I’d be interested to hear more from you on the experience of posting in public forums as a learner. Do you find value in looking back at previous posts? Does the public writing/reflection (with potential related stress of being challenged) provide a level of learning that is/is not found in closed courses? Do you feel a degree of connectedness to others? I note, for example, that you have listed for-credit learners as well as others in CCK08 that you have followed.


    Comment by George Siemens — September 22, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

  5. George,

    I think whenever I am posting in a public forum, I am always a learner sharing ideas. What I like about blogging is that I have a feeling of this being my space that others visit, rather than it being totally open. Being challenged helps me reassess my own thinking, and I hope, since my own posts tend to be challenging the ideas of others more and more, that others think the same way. 🙂

    Writing tends to be how I learn, and this class has helped me realize that. I always knew I was a “print learner”, but I had been assuming the print was written by someone else! Well, it may start with reading, but now it seems that I don’t really “know” something till I write about it somewhere.

    My feeling of connectedness is based on repetition. I do not feel connected when I post once on someone’s blog, or when they post once on mine. I only feel connected when there is an ongoing conversation or persistent contact.

    I have set this blog up as my “home page”, so I have listed those blogs (categorized by those I know to be credit learners and those I don’t) where I have learned something from one of their posts. This is so I can go back to them, and establish those connections.

    Comment by Lisa — September 24, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

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