George Siemens makes a good point, encapsulated in the title, with respect both to some of the new tools, such as blogs and wikis, and to connectivism itself. "What do they enable learners to do? They enable learners to connect, to dialogue." Why? "Rapidly evolving knowledge (such as we encounter today) places too much strain on the learner... Instead we need to offload many tasks onto a network - so that we play the role of an aggregator." Will Richardson also comments on this item.