The first week of CCK11 is almost over, and this week we were given a series of readings (in the web) and videos and a couple of live presentations in Elluminate (1st and 2nd). The course is devised and set up so as to demonstrate that knowledge is in the connexions (a vivid demonstration of the theory).
I must confess, I'm a little confuse. I am illiterate in any learning theory, but, as of this week I sort of intuit that there may be many different ways of learning and hence maybe some theories explain better some ways of learning (i.e., by heart/memorizing <=> behaviorism) and others, others (constructivsm <=> social learning). Also, I also intuit (an elusive idea) that there may be learning in the connexions (network), just the same as in our brain the neural cells connect to wire knowledge, but yet I don't get to understand it. I don't see the light. Maybe if somebody could provide of a simple example where learning is connectivness. In any case, there's no need for war among theories, they are just different frameworks to better understand human phenomena.
In any case, it is clear that the internet sets the world's knowledge on my desk but also opens new and better ways of learning. As Sir Ken Robinson puts it "great learning happens in groups"