According to Siemens (2004), the main principle of Connectivism is that learning is a process of connecting different information sources. The objective is to make learning sustainable . The idea that one can learn more is more important than what is already known. Being able to pin down the connections between concepts and disciplines is seen as the most important skill.
Being in my mid-thirties, I have had times where we did not have computer at home, times when no one had cell phones and an era without internet. All these networks contributed profoundly in my knowledge database.
Internet was not only a field by itself providing easy access to information but also it was a connector between other nods such as my friends network and academic network, or personal friends and colleagues.
My iPad is the only technological took that I think I can never quit using. It is my primary internet access tool and I have almost all of my books in it either in iBooks or kindle app. Being very handy and its battery lasting too long makes it an inseparable part of my life.
When I have questions, the first thing I do is to "google" it on my cell phone. The information it returns is most of the time reliable and it is so fast. If I am seeking an answer to an academic issue, again I either use google scholar or walden library to find academic publications regarding the matter. Day by day the apps on mobile devices are containing more profound and more useful information and they already became networks for many individuals.
Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Retrieved on July 23, 2014 from http://www.ingedewaard.net/papers/connectivism/2005_siemens_ALearningTheoryForTheDigitalAge.pdf