Dave Cormier on Networked Learning

I’ve been a big fan of these two videos from Dave Cormier for a while. I think they’re helpful in a number of areas. Firstly they highlight some of the ways the internet has changed knowledge and learning. Secondly they point out an interesting model for a MOOC, one which is more participatory and relational than some of the courses you see on Coursera, EdX, Futurelearn et al. Thirdly they open up an interesting approach to relationship building as integral to learning which highlights the use of connectivism in these videos. I think you basically could remove the word “MOOC” from the two videos and replace it with “learning”. I think Cormier’s five points creates an interesting approach to relationship building and learning online that I’ve found useful with students before in my work.

  1. Orient
  2. Declare
  3. Network
  4. Cluster
  5. Focus

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  1. Hi Tom, have you read the chapters on MOOCs in the online book at http://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/ ? You might find that interesting.
    Also, in one aspect I Dave Collier has missed a key issue on distribution: many MOOCs are problematic because they are all over the place. That is what gives Udemy its edge: there is a clear path for the user to find their way through the materials. Have a crack at a Udemy MOOC straight after you have done a Coursera one, and you will understand the sigh of relief you give as a learner 🙂

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