I like to think of Connectivism as ‘how’ I’m learning, collaborating and sharing to achieve my PLE … which is my ‘what’ I’m personally learning, collaborating and sharing.
In the corporate world, where I’ve been now for the past 9 years (yes, the dark side), terms like connectivism and PLE never fly, because they become much too academic. (although I am one – and get it 100%)
So, to simplify, we frame things in the ‘how’ and ‘what’ categories, and it seems to work.
No one in the corporation knows they are actually employing connectivism and the PLE … but they are! (and they’re connected)