Intercultural Connectivism and Personal Learning Networks in Course Redesign

Joe Moses, Ann Hill Duin


The purpose of this paper is to explore implications of intercultural connectivism for course redesign in globally networked learning environments. Intercultural denotes different cultures and social groups, and connectivism refers to knowledge that is distributed across a network of connections. Our pedagogical method is to ask course participants to create and maintain personal learning networks (PLNs) as a means of increasing learning capacity in intercultural learning environments. We describe the potential for PLN visualizations to make cultural attitudes toward information, knowledge, and learning transparent and increase learning capacity among participants.


intercultural connectivism; personal learning networks; intercultural rhetoric

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