I had toyed with the idea of writing the paper, but I’m going to write this instead.
Just about the longest standing member of my network moved to a different part of it today. This got me thinking about many things. A couple of them even had to do with learning networks. The Wealth of Nations is fixed. It’s not going to change. People may interpret it differently, but it’s there. A Connectivist approach focuses to a great extent on learning through connections to other people, with whom you fall out of touch, or with whom you have a falling out, or….
How does the transience of human networks affect them as learning mechanisms? How do you cite your network, how do you provide persistence to that citation so those who come after you can check it?
Sorry… more questions than supposed answers today.