Reply to is-there-anybody-out-there/:
I agree on the discussion being not central. But a discussion with that many people as in this CCK11 course will never be central.
I copy comments I make and comments I like to my blog.
And I choose options as: notify me of follow up comments.
I did even become a ‘member’ of some interesting blogs.
There is a daily newspaper on twitter, and a daily email newsletter from CCK11.
On Tweetdeck I use a filter for cck11.
On Facebook some people are connecting in a group CCK11.
A network often does not have a central point. (some do),
Maybe this is a more central argument in a discussion on connectivism.
One of the things you want to learn is looking for the right nodes to connect with. The right nodes are those that do have questions or information you like. This filtering and choosing nodes is a process I do not yet know.
The learner is his own central point in a network. The learner has to learn to cooperate with this network and maintain connections. The network will not be there out in the world without the help of the learner. It is like friends, if you dont care you will loose them.
So Care is a key term in connective learning,