Adult Learners and Connectivism
Connectivism sees learning as the process of creating connections and developing a network.
According to Siemens,
“considering technology and meaning-making as learning activities begins to move learning into the digital age”.
Inherent to this new viewpoint on learning is the idea that we can no longer personally experience everything there is to experience as we try to learn something new. We must create networks which, simply defined, are connections between entities. By using these networks – of people, of technology, of social structures, of systems, of power grids, etc. – learning communities can share their ideas with others, thereby “cross-pollinating” the learning environment (Siemens, 2005).