Towards a Model of Connectedness

Being connected in a personal learning network is experienced as motivation through the drive to always be-in-the-know, through the freedom to explore, through the feelings of esteem that come from belonging, and through the pursuit of self-actualization.

Being connected in a personal learning network is experienced as learning through taking agentic action, forming personally meaningful and relevant goals, seeking and finding multiple perspectives, observing and modeling, reciprocating, finding serendipitous surprises, and creating syntheses.

Being connected in a personal learning network is experienced as identity through practice and an evolving self-concept.

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Kennedy, J. (2018). Towards a model of connectedness in personal learning networks, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 16(1), 21-40. Retrieved from http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/16.1.2.pdf

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