Networked Learning Framework Design: Exploring Three Implementations of Connectivist Learning
AbstractThis paper explores three course implementations of the Networked Learning Framework (NLF), an instructional design model for connectivist learning delivered within a social networking site. NLF Implementations of a cMOOC, a teacher technology course, and a professional development course for university students are the cases reviewed. According to Gasevic, Kovanovic, Jaksimovic, and Siemens (2014) there is a need for learning design articulation that offers practical guidance of course design and instruction in MOOC implementations, and this paper is one contribution. Participants report that experiential learning, collegial discussions, and curated resources are valuable outcomes of course participation in these kinds of implementations that are supported by social networking and Web 2.0 tools. Further research to identify effective supports for social networking novices and ways to inspire teacher confidence in online collaborations is needed.