Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Collectivism and Connectivism

Feb 29, 2008

Terry Anderson and Jon Dron's take on the groups and networks distinction now explicitly includes four elements: individual learners, groups, networks and collectives. I consider groups and collectives to be two flavours of the same thing: groups are a tightly bound aggregation of individuals, while collectives are less tightly bound ("non personal" writes Anderson). That said, it makes sense to clearly delineate individual learning - far too many people confuse networks with individualism, which it is not. p.s. Terry Anderson writes to clarify that the topic of the five-journal collaboration mentioned Wednesday is 'right to education.'


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