I ran a short workshop for colleagues on the topics of connectivism and the rise of MOOCs earlier this week . As part of the workshop I wanted to show the relationship between connectivism and the first MOOCs in a diagram. I also wanted to show some of the ideas and theories that formed the basis for connectivism and for the first open online courses. Lastly, I wanted to show some of the outcomes from the first MOOCs and from George Siemens paper on connectivism .
The resulting diagram is below and it’s available under Creative Commons license for re-use and, preferably, improvement. I say improvement because I’m not entirely happy with it and I think some relationships are missing or could be re-interpreted. Inevitably, it is trade off between presenting complex ideas and relationships in as simple a way as possible. I’d welcome suggestions for improvement or you’re welcome to it yourself.
I created the original in Visio and the file is available here for download.