Connectivism is considered a learning theory for the digital age “based on an analysis of the limitations of behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism to explain the effect technology has had on how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn.


Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions

Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources

Learning may reside in non-human appliances

Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known

Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning

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

Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities

Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision

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Ben Abbott

  • I am an experienced Learning and Development professional with a background in providing Learning and Development consultancy, instructional design services, in-house e-learning development and delivery, facilitation and leadership for a variety of different clients. I have a Masters in Training and Development from the University of Melbourne, completed in 2008, and TAA Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, completed in 2003. In addition I have undertaken a variety of professional development courses such as the highly regarded Creative Training Techniques with Bob Pike and Dr Rich Allen’s The Power to Train – Impact Learning.

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