In one of the articles I came across, Karen Stephenson says,
“Experience has long been considered the best teacher of knowledge. Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people (undated).” (Siemens, 2017 February 5)
What a mouthful! "I store my knowledge in my friends". I have had the privilege of learning and growing immensely thanks to the connections I've made with others through various technology: Twitter, Voxer, Facebook, Common Sense Educator, Nearpod Pionears, Edmodo, GroupMe, and Adobe Education Exchange. It also went on to mention how it's not about just knowing "what" and "how" but it's also about "where" we find information. When I don't know, I turn to my professional learning network and that same network turns to me.
In this blended course, students will definitely have active learning experiences and engage in meaningful online connections where they learn from others.
Siemens, G. (2017, February 5). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age.Retrieved from http://188.8.131.52/mediawiki/resources/2/2005_siemens_Connectivism_A_LearningTheoryForTheDigitalAge.pdf.