Roel P. Cantada
Figure 1: General connectivist model of distance learning
The charactersitics of the network
- allows for arcs and edges
- allows for timeslice generation
The model is not static but is dynamic. It must be modified depending on the data from real world observations. It can also be modified in time.
Figure 2: Student relations
Figure 3: Teacher relations
Figure 4: Adaptive system relations
I believe the model can be used to model precedent theories. It will generate similar and new testable hypotheses that relate variables from and across those theories. In other words I think this model synthesizes what has been done in earlier distance education theories.
But this is still a work-in-progress. There is a need to develop the mathematical analysis associated with this kind of network and restate past hypotheses in terms of these computations.
pajek data file (1.56 kb) : http://www.mediafire.com/file/dx5q0jgazhy/genmodel.zip
See this blog for application: http://paaralan.blogspot.com/2009/06/interpreting-transactional-distance.html