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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

This article and work with Stephen Downes formed subsequent development of MOOCs and learning analytics. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. But, whether connectivism or by some other name, a social networked model of learning is our future. The artifact serves as a social learning object. Everything was a possible social artifact.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. is social software. is as much about mobile computing as it is about social software.