Connectivism is strongly influenced by the technologies of the digital age that have created newer opportunities to learn and share information through forming connections with others. Connectivism focuses on a learner’s ability to frequently source and update accurate information. Knowing how and where to find the best information is as important as the information itself. Connectivism is very much connected with Cognitivism.
The concept of cognitive load (that we discussed in cognitivism) and Richard Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning plays an important role when designing learning experiences that will be consumed in the digital environment.