Is connectivism a new learning theory?

After experiencing these few weeks of debates, readings, and on-line communication, blogs, forum, podcast/elluminate/UStream sessions etc. on:

1. What makes a learning theory?

2. What opportunities and challenges we are facing as an educator and a learner?

3. How could we make good use of opportunities using connectivism?

4. How could we tackle these challenges using connectivism?


May I suggest to look at this subject in depth? And consolidate a summary of views.  And this would be most

I will start by saying: Yes, connectivism is a new learning theory.  I will post my reasons later.

Your comments are welcome.