Connectivism: A (Careers) Learning Theory For The Digital Age

Yesterday I presented at the AGCAS training do on Technology. I did hte same event alst year ands it’s always a great time. Here are the sldies for what I talked about…


3 thoughts on “Connectivism: A (Careers) Learning Theory For The Digital Age

  1. This is great! I’m doing a similar presentation here in Kansas at the end of May. Love your content. MOOC’s are just not used enough with our students. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Tom,
    Thanks for that. Your deck sparked some links to some reading I have been doing in this space. I have come to the conclusion that we need to focus on digital ‘competence’, which is broader than digital ‘literacy’. I was persuaded – mostly – by two pieces of work by Ala-Mutka (2011, 2008).
    Check out her articles at:
    Ala-Mutka, K. (2011). Mapping digital competence: towards a conceptual understanding. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, Document number JRC67075 – 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2016 from
    Ala-Mutka, K., Punie, Y. & Redecker, C. (2008). Digital Competence for Lifelong Learning: Policy brief. JRC European Commission document JRC48708. Retrieved 6 July 2016 from
    I think you will find this very interesting. I particularly like Ala-Mutka’s (2011, p. 47) diagram mapping how the various skills and knowledge combine to create digital competence (Figure 6 : Knowledge, skills and attitude items contributing to Digital Competence). Fascinating.

  3. This is a really interesting topic, Tom. It’s new to me and has chimed with things I’ve been looking at recently. I need to do a bit of reading now i.e. Siemens, Downes, Cormier and Wheeler to really get my head round it and will add a link to your article from my blog.

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