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Digital Connectivism Tenet 3: We Value Connections Through Context

Published: 01 November 2016

ID: G00316705

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk


Our digital identity is shaped by our connections, but not all connections are the same and not all are good. Digital citizens should be aware of the limits of their autonomy, and judge their connections in terms of four levels of context: ecosystem, interactions, behaviors and identity.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Tenet 3: We Value Connections Through Context
    • The Ecosystem Itself
    • Specific Interactions That You Have
    • Your Own Behaviors
    • Your Own Identity
  • Practical Implications

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