CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge
OCTOBER 8, 2009
Over the last few days I’ve been working through Stephen Downes’ paper Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. Think multimedia learning, Clark & Mayer’s “ELearning and the Science of Instruction. ) But their methods could (at least sometimes) be right even if their explanation of the underlying mechanism is wrong. He explicitly rejects the ‘isomorphic’ view of mental contents, and instead describes a network of distributed representations.