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What is the connectivism learning theory approach?
Connectionism is a learning theory that explains learning as a result of connections between stimuli and responses. A stimulus is a specific occurrence that spurs action, and a response is a reaction. In connectionism, learning is often visible and apparent.
What are the four principles of connectivism?
Stephen Downes has identified autonomy, connectedness, diversity, and openness as the key components of connectivism conducive to (or required for) learning in networks.
What are the stages of connectivism theory?
According to Downes (2009) and Kop, Fournier, and Mak (2011), to learn in a connectivist environment, a learner should engage in four stages: aggregate, remix, repurpose, and feed forward. To aggregate, learners should build reliable connections with useful resources.
What are the characteristics of connectivism theory?
There are four characteristics of connectivism: autonomy, openness, connectedness, and diversity (Downes, 2010).