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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Learning Theories for the Digital Age from Steve Wheeler

A Steve Wheeler slidedeck created below as an accompaniment to an invited webinar he presented for ELESIG - hosted by the University of Nottingham on 9 May, 2013. 

Photo: Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler writes, "I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age". 

I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. These included heutagogy, which describes a self-determined approach to learning, a new model of peer-peer learning known as paragogy, a post modernist 'rhizomatic' learning explanation, distributed learning and connectivist theory, and also a short essay on the digital natives/immigrants discourse. I questioned whether the old models are anachronistic.
Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones?

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About Steve Wheeler
Steve Wheeler's research interests include e-learning, student support, psychological issues in distance education, creativity, the social web (Web 2.0) and learning technology.

Source: Steve Wheeler' Blog and SlideShare

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