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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(2), 107-116
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-2-7
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Theory of Connectivity as an Emergent Solution to Innovative Learning Strategies

Ingrid del Valle García Carreño1,

1Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM), Madrid, Spain

Pub. Date: February 21, 2014

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Ingrid del Valle García Carreño. Theory of Connectivity as an Emergent Solution to Innovative Learning Strategies. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(2):107-116. doi: 10.12691/education-2-2-7


Faced with globalization and the inclusion of the Internet in the educational process, new dilemmas have emerged. In response, innovative theories of learning must be born and the teacher should create different strategies and prepare new skills. So far, all learning theories have focused on classroom attendance and so teaching and evaluation strategies, but in the XXI century there arises the need to develop other skills and styles such as e-learning, e-portfolio, e-blog among others. While there is talk of student-based learning and collaboration, it should be kept in mind that at the time those theories were formed present technologies did not exist. Technology has created and defined a new culture, reshaping the way we communicate study and learn. With this phenomenon, the need arises to create a new theory which can adapt to these changing circumstances. This emerging theory is the theory of connectivity. The purpose of this paper was to prepare and explain following topics: first of all the paradigms of education as presage, product, process-product, mediational and contextual or ecological paradigm. Secondly, the theories of education before connectivity: behaviorism, cognitive, historical- social and constructivism. As third point, we development the principles elements of connectivity, as an emergent solution to innovative e-learning. Such as last point we present reflections and conclusions

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