The knowledge and information in the connectivism theory

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Viviane Helena Kuntz
Vania Ribas Ulbricht
Maria do Carmo Duarte Freitas


On the context of technological development and society organized on network, appears the learning theory for the digital age, the connectivism. It is about of a Siemens and Downes proposed, in 2004, that highlights the knowledge as result of established connections on the networks, what allows the capacity of reflection, deciding and sharing. In this context, it objectifies with this article searching the theoretical panorama of thematic about connectivism and its relation with knowledge and information. There is a search of quality approach and of exploratory nature that comes out of a Systematic Review of Literature adapted of Cochran Center. As result, it was observed that, on the searched basis, the number of publications in the period of 2011 to 2017 had the balance in total occurrences compared to the types of documents, events articles and periodicals, with a higher incidence of publication in 2015. For the paucity of thematic it was observed that has discussions about what refers the legitimacy of a theory for the connectivism.


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Kuntz, V., Ulbricht, V., & Freitas, M. do C. (2017). The knowledge and information in the connectivism theory. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(11), 180-193. Retrieved from


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