Posted by: arieliondotcom | September 10, 2008

Celestial Connectivism

Stephen Downes defines Connectivism here as: “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.” But I think it is much more than a thesis. I think it is a reality of the practice of personhood as designed into us from the start.

Connectivity is only another attempt to express philosophically that state of communion of personhood existing in the triune GOD in His eternal nature. It is the contact and binding with Him and with each other as part of His Spiritual Body and through Missions. Humanity in its fallen state will always attempt to restore this connection, whether with the bricks and mortar of Babel, the wires of the telephone or the electrons of the Internet.

These concepts being so large, I will attempt to focus specifically on Connectivism and connections concepts (try to say THAT ten times, fast!) through the lens of the History of Missions (in the sense of Christianity and its growth over time and geography) through these blog entries and comments on selected readings throughout the course.


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