George Siemens joined me for an interview about Connectivism, a theory about learning that draws on network theory, social networking, and social constructivism among other things. This interview discusses what connectivism is and where it came from, as well as its unique features and applications to education.
I was producing this for my class on Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology, but I know it deserves a much wider audience. George was his usual articulate self, and he gave a sparkling overview of connectivism in this 25 minute video. It’s just talking head video captured from a Skype conversation — two talking heads as a matter of fact — but his ideas are rich, and it’s always nice to see the person behind the ideas. I could listen to this guy all day long.
Don’t be distracted by the 30 seconds when I moved the video out of the screen capture space.