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Digital Connectivism Tenet 2: We Need to Be Connected in Order to Exist

Published: 01 November 2016

ID: G00316704

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk


Digital citizens can navigate the digital society comfortably and skillfully if they are able to engage in meaningful connections, while at the same time having the freedom to be part of multiple ecosystems.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Tenet 2: We Need to Be Connected in Order to Exist
    • Claim: We Need to Be Connected in Order to Exist
    • Counterclaim: We Need to Disconnect as Part of Our Individuality
    • Reconciliation: The Need for Connection and Individuality
  • Practical Implications

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