We just recently presented at the District Learning Day in Lethbridge to an amazing group of educators. The presentation Connective Learning, (http://tinyurl.com/connecteet) touched on the theories of Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Will Richardson and Alec Couros who all write and teach about the idea of connective and networked learning.
If you are interested in finding out more about Connective and Networked Learning, check their blogs and websites:http://www.connectivism.ca/ http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/ http://weblogg-ed.com/
Here are some great videos on Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), for both Teachers and Students. The student one is by Wendy Drexler, a k-12 teacher in Florida. She also has some excellent resources on her own personal blog (http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/). The second video is by Skip Via and shows the importance of getting to know your own PLEs as educators. If you check out his Youtube page, you will find several other fantastic resources including one on using Twitter in education. In fact, both Skip and Drexler have several videos that are worth checking out on Youtube. Here are two to start you off.If you are a teacher using connective technology in your classroom, We’d love to hear from you! Or even if you are someone thinking about it but don’t know where to start. Share your thoughts and maybe be or someone else can help.