Creativity with Connectivism

Creativity is now high on the agenda in education, especially at this difficult time of our financial crisis.  

Why? 

Watch and enjoy the following videos.

As mentioned by Tom Peters, our current education systems are based on grades.  What do they mean to us, our potential employers and society? 

Also mentioned by Ken Robinson,  we need to encourage creativity in education.

Are there any novel solutions in ensuring that creativity is nurtured in our education system – in particular the higher education ? 

What are the roles of educators in creative education?

What should educational institutions do to respond to those needs of creative education?

With Web 2.0, technology affordance and education affordance (open education), do you think we could transform our society into more creative communities? 

Will Personal Learning Environment and Edupunk (Do-it-yourself DIY education – especially in Higher Education) be part of the solution?

Connectivist Learning and Personal Learning Environment by Stephen Downes

Connectivist Learning and Personal Learning Environment by Stephen Downes at the University of Wollongong on 3 April 2009
Part 1 of 3 (14:13) http://blip.tv/file/1983841
Part 2 of 3 (18:37) http://blip.tv/file/1984053
Part 3 of 3 (11:26) http://blip.tv/file/1984445
Questioning and Discussions (11:47) http://blip.tv/file/1955904
Enjoy.
John
Also available in http://Connectivismeducationlearning.ning.com

Connectivist Learning and Personal Learning Environment Questioning and Discussion after presentation by Stephen Downes on 3/4/09

I could only upload this Questioning and Discussion after Stephen’s main presentation on Connectivist Learning and Personal Learning Environment – on 3 April 09 at University of Wollongong.

The main presentation video is available but could not be uploaded at the moment (1.1 GB)

Here is another photo taken – Stephen and me

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