3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments

| August 28, 2018

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Last time we began exploring the role of educators within networked learning environments, broadly using a theory by George Siemens called “Connectivism” as our base.Today we will further that exploration via a few definitions mooted by pedagogues over the years, each of which offers a useful insight into how the role of instructor needs to change in environments were content and information is freely available, but where collaboration, creativity and critical thinking needs to be ever more actively, and explicitly encouraged.Professor John Seely Brown, (PhD computer and communication sciences) is among a many other things a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, and has also published over 100 papers focusing on networks, collaborative innovation and networked learning.

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