"RATHER THAN LEARNING FACTS AND CONCEPTS, learning how to create paths to knowledge when it is needed..."
George Siemens (2005) on Connectivist learning theory
Student2.0 thus uses Connectivism to widen 'social capital', becoming enterprising and independent. cf. Veletsianos (2008), p49
But what has been the policy response in this regard? What roles are educators playing in order to experiment with the Connectivist Learn Theory and how is Student2.0
embracing this concept?

Are there any lessons for Student2.0 in the open and decentralized mode of development of the Internet? Is Student2.0 the evolving type, not in need of hard-and-fast rules with regard to educational policy?

Student2.0 believes education now belongs with ICTs;
A new form of right, hence advocates policy changes in this direction since ICTs guarantee access and economies of scale, contrasting with the biased elitism of traditional education systems.

Student2.0 evaluates educational policy with respect to the need for these Learners' skills. (THE CASE FOR NEW MEDIA LITERACIES)

Anchoring, Filtering.

Connecting with . . . Building networks

Being Human, Creating and . . . Understanding implications, comprehending
Deriving Meaning meaning and impact.

Evaluation, Authentication and ensuring authenticity.

Altered Processes . . . Validating people and ideas

Critical and Creative . . . Question and dreaming.

Thinking, Pattern Recognition. (eg. vocational icts)

Navigate Knowledge, Landscape technology

CREDIT: George Siemens, Knowing Knowledge, (2005) page 103

Student2.0 (defines) policy. This is not an impossibility. The tools available to student2.0, mostly Open Source ones enable this. There also are proprietary software.
But generally, student2.0 seeks out educational institutions that democratize the learning process; in other words, they scrutinize the educational policy of such institutions before they enroll.


Let's work on a sample proposal from " www.npguides.org: non-profit guides: grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, an internet source".

The TOC is as follows:

Cover letter
Cover sheet
Program Summary
Economic Distress
Program Cost
Program Goals and Objectives
Target Population
Program Activities
Program Staff
Program Results
Organization Background
Program and Operating Budgets

see project on proposal writing.