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If Connection is a Must for Learning, then Let’s Burn the Austen Books and Shakespeare Plays

Michael Caulfield writes as one of many “connectivist” advocates in education who place a high priority on the formation of social bonds in the classrom — what are often called “personal learning networks.” The amount and duration of connection in a class is seen as the indicator of its success. Caulfield uses connectivist ideas to [...]

Americans Elect Leadership: Patron, Paid, Silent Partner

Shortly after the Labor Day break in the first weekend of September, I expect the group Americans Elect (which plans to elect its own President of the United States in a mysterious but well-funded fashion) to announce itself publicly. If the experience of predecessor Unity08 is any indication, it will be a strong public relations [...]