When putting together my creative expression to represent Connectivism, Communities of Practice, and Professional Learning Networks, I focused on the idea that digital technology connects everyone all over the world. People share interests and by using the internet and the tools it contains, you can connect with like minded people no matter where you are on globe. The internet is full of information and it is spread out all over the place. Once it is organized using either a Community of Practice or Professional Learning Network, then it gets easier to connect with what you want to learn about. This creates social interactions that develop into learning environments. All of this falls under Connectivism which says that technology is what connects us to create the online learning interactions.
I hope you enjoy my creative expression!
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