- diversity of opinions and the need to create and nurture new connections
- connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
- the capacity to know more as more critical than what is currently known
nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning
A key catch-phrase is 'I store my knowledge in my friends', which reflects the shift in the loci of learning from ourselves (behaviourism and cognitivism) to items we create (constructivism) to other people (connectivism).