Does connectivism explain ways to understand truth?
For this discussion my definition of truth is: information which is regarded by me and trusted people as corresponding with facts.
When I am connected to some information (about a color) and I want to check the truth of the information. Then I connect to other nodes to compare information. This nodes could be readings from a machine, people, internet, books, experience, my knowledge, etc.
What is the true color? That is up to me to decide, comparing the information from the nodes.
What is the meaning of the central node? Is it <Me> or is it <Information about the color> ? It is in my view the information about the color. “Me” is not in an information network.
In this network I need information about the nodes, in order to value the information. Is Audrey a reliable source? Is the book trustworthy? I need information about the trustworthiness of the sources.
The brains is information and connections from my history. I have to know if this “my knowledge” is trustworthy, as well as the trustworthiness of the other nodes.
If you want to know more about the truth: Truth on Wikipedia is a good start for a lifetime of study on truth.