One thing I am courious about is this term "Social Constructivism" does this have anything to do with the theories of Lev Vygotsky or is it something rather different ? (To be in "the zone of proximal development").
What about Paulo Friere and his talk about the dialogue and his talk about "the praxis" and the interaction against the world, could this have something to do with "Sosial Constructivism", or is the the teaching of Paulo Freire just something else ? One other link.
One other thing - according to my point of view a very usefull and nice learning tool like Moodle is not the one or the other learning therory per definition and by itself. It is the way that you use this very flexible tool that will decide what the learning product will be. It is not the hammer that will deside how the house will be like, it's actually the carpenter ! (I think)
You could use "Moodle" in a learning situation based on two persons sitting in two oposite corners of the world with Moodle as the only mean of comunication. Or you could on the other hand use Moodle as a tool in a learning situation based on "real persons" interacting directly with each other, using Moodle as one of many parts of a complete learning environment, based for instance on different kind of thinking and interaction like described by Gardner.
Is is necesarry to use Moodle in one certain way to be within "the framework" of "Soisial contructivism" ? (Just try to make some "assimilation and accommodation" to see what really is within this term "Soisial contructivism".) (And one thing I'm really courious about - can a group of real persons meeting regularly in real physical life and usin Moodle for common planning and a tool for learning, and still be within this term "Soisial contructivism".) (Or will they have to split of to each corner of this world, starting to use the computer as the only mean for comunication.)
My hypothesis: I believe that it is not ment that way - "Soisial contructivism" can be based on any kind of comunication and that the learning theories of Vygotsky also will be covered under the more general term "Sosial contructivism".
Is this right or wrong ??? !!
Or to ask the same question in a little bit other way: "Sosial contructivism" as this term is used related to Moodle, does this term have to do with a situation using computers and internet for training, or will it be simularly applicable for any general learning, situation also when computers and internet are not involved in the learning process at all ??
Is the theory about "Sosial contructivism", as it is used in the Moodle project, a teory about how to use computers in the learning process, or is it a teory about learning in general (like that one of Lev Vygotsky" ?