Instructivism vs Connectivism vs Social Learning

Posted: August 8, 2016 in Moodle MOOC posts

A short article on learning theories – http://www.edugeekjournal.com/2016/01/08/instructivism-vs-connectivism-vs-social-learning/

«In education, we tend to create false dichotomies between two sides that we think are diametrically opposed to each other. In the open learning world, there are many that label connectivism as “always good” and instructivism as “always bad.” Unfortunately, the world is not that simple, that black and white. The data that I have collected after two dual-layer MOOCs reaching tens of thousands of students would indicate learners are not that simplistic. Many learners find extreme value in instructivism… as long as it happens at a point that they choose, not one that is forced on them.»

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