Great to learn from your thoughtful insights. I would think it’s a complicated issue – i.e. how to strike a balance between individual learning and community of practice because of the fact that everyone has his/her own objective or goal of life, and is emergent, or changing from time to time. It’s really difficult to set specific responsibilities unless the participant is willing to participate in a community. As noted in the course CCK08, there are always peripheral participants who prefer to learn through “lurking” due to various reasons.
I am not sure how people and institutions will respond to this “wake up” call from connectivism.
I have posted some comments in my blog relating the connectivism and its impact on educational institution, individual development and open courses. But also, how such courses may lead to the further development of net-citizens, as espoused through the community (or this network) one is in.
Again, I echoed with you that this is the time to think about responsibilities to extend beyond oneself to a community of practice. As mentioned by Nancy: A community should be as concerned about we as they are about me.
I think I understand the basic principles of connectivism and so what remains are the practicalities – as mentioned by Stephen, in terms of modelling and demonstration as teachers, and how I and we could contribute to the community in a holistic manner.
And I’m not sure the percentage of people who are interested in building up such community as mentioned earlier.
Thanks again for your inspiring post.