Learner Centred Learning/LCL Course Glossary

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This glossary has been developed through the suggestions of course participants and will continue to grow.


"connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks." Downes, S. (2007) retrieved on 27 April 09 from http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2007/02/what-connectivism-is.html

"Connectivism, "a learning theory for the digital age," has been developed by George Siemens based on his analysis of the limitations of behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism to explain the effect technology has had on how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connectivism_(learning_theory)


"Constructivism describes a learner-centered environment where knowledge and the making of knowledge is interactive, inductive, and collaborative, where multiple perspectives are represented, and where questions are valued (Brooks and Brooks, 1993; Brown, Collins, and Duguid, 1989; Lebow, 1993;" cited in Baylor, Samsonov and Smith, n.d.) retrieved from http://disted.tamu.edu/chapter4.htm

Pedagogy - –noun, plural -gies.

  • the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
  • the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

online. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved March 08, 2009, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/online