...as well as connectivity our underpinning principles obviously needs to be mindful of appropriate learning theories e.g. Connectivism
The definition on Wikipedia describes connectivism as follows:
Connectivism is a theory of learning which emphasizes the role of social and cultural context. Connectivism is often associated with, and proposes a perspective similar to Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development' (ZPD), an idea later transposed into Engeström's (2001) Activity theory. The relationship between work experience, learning and knowledge, as expressed in the concept of ‘connectivity, is central to connectivism, motivating the theory's name. It is somewhat similar to Bandura's Social Learning Theory that proposes that people learn through contact.
The phrase "a learning theory for the digital age" indicates the emphasis that connectivism gives to technology's effect on how people live, communicate and learn.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connectivism