George SiemensandStephen Downes
Two collaboratorsof Connectivism Theory
Connectivism Theory
A theory of learning based on premise that  knowledge exists in the world rather than  simply in the head of an individual
Learning
As a prinicipal of Connectivism it is a process of connecting specilized nodes or information sources that may reside in non-human appliances.
Capacity to Know
In connectivism, it is more critical than what is already known. 
Connections
In Connectivism:Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
How learning occurs
  • Distributed in a network
  • social
  • technologically enhanced
  • recognizing and interpreting patterns
Influencing Factors
  • diversity of network
  • strength of ties
  • context of occurrence
Role of memory
  • adaptive patterns
  • representative of current state
  • existing in networks
How Transfer Occurs
Connecting to (adding) nodes and growing the network.
Types of learning
  • complex learning
  • rapid changing core
  • diverse knowledge sources