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The internet’s development over the past two decades, particularly Web 2.0, has allowed people to access opinions and views from many Enforcement individuals. This created opportunities for knowledge formation as well as information and communication technology. In modern times, old methods of filtering and navigating information are often not effective.

Connectivism emerged out of various e-learning environments. Connectivism is now recognized by law enforcement agencies as an important learning and training tool. This research examines the widespread use of connective in law enforcement training to combat emerging crime forms. This review outlines the concept and potential use of connectivism, as well as its main criticisms. The study then focuses on connectivism’s potential use in law enforcement training and its role in developing new policies. Connectivism is an important lens that can help us better understand and manage to learn using modern technology. However, more research and testing are necessary to confirm the theory.


Recent technological and scientific advances have led to exponential growth in information accessibility and the continuous development of new technologies. People have access to vast amounts of information about many people thanks to the rise of the internet, which has opened up new opportunities for modern information and communication technology (Gerard Goldie & Gerard, 2016). This development also transformed the way that experience is forme within and outside of formal education institutions.

Modern contexts often make it difficult to filter and transmit information from the past. Because of the increasing need for formal and informal learning, individuals, institutions, and organizations have to be able to access crucial information and make use of reviews and opinions of others to gain access to them.
Teachers adapt to new learning environments and then learn theories to guide them. When existing theories no longer provide sufficient or partial explanations, new approaches are require. New theories can be built on existing theories without replacing them or throwing them out (Gerard and al. 2016). Connectivism is an important network learning theory that has been specifically develope for online learning environments. This theory was develope by Siemens, and Downes added to it (2012). Teachers in medical education, as well as other fields, recognize connections. It provides a framework through which one can manage digital technology and learn. (Flynn and al. 2015). This article examines the use of connectivism in law enforcement and training officers.


Siemens has a well-known learning theory called Connectivism. It’s a framework that views learning and teaching in terms of network development, influenced by digital technology and socialization (Siemens 2006). Research shows that connectivism’s roots lie in chaos, complexity, self-organization, and network theories (Siemens 2005). Downes (2012) points out that graph, associationism, and connectionism theories support the idea. The epistemological framework is built on the notion of distributive information. This epistemological framework is different from the epistemological traditions, interpretivism, pragmatics, and objectivism (Downes 2006).

Siemens (2005) claime that existing traditions were limited by the inability to perceive learning from others, the failure to educate in technology and organizations, and the failure to make value judgment in knowledge-rich environments.

Different principles

Connectivism is guide by different principles. These principles were develope by Siemens. They are: Diversity of views and opinions is the basis of learning and knowledge; education is a continuous, connected process of nodes or sources of information, non-human devices could also provide learning, and learning capacity is more important than existing information (Gerard and al. 2016). Another principle states that nurturing and maintaining connections is essential for continuous learning. The ability to recognize relationships between concepts, ideas, and fields is an essential skill. Learning activitie is design to provide accurate and current information.

Decision-making is a critical learning process (Siemens 2005). Connectivism is about learners connecting and participating in learning groups to actuating knowledge. A learning community is a group of people with similar interests that allows for interaction, traditional thinking, sharing, and dialogue between individuals. Participation facilitates discussions between learners, other members of the community, and more knowledgeable individuals.

Web 2.0 Conversion

Web 2.0 allows conversations to include multimedia, such as images or videos. So web 2.0 and the advent of the internet enabled learners to create personal learning environments (PLEs), which allowed them to create as well as use learning resources (Milligan 2006).

Domestic violence is a major problem in American households. According to Delage (2018), an estimated ten-million people are physically abused daily by their partners. This is equivalent to one victim every twenty minutes. Two songs were chosen to help with the issue: Pulling Teeth by Green Day, and Somethingby Bambu. Bambu addresses domestic violence from the perspective of the aggressor in the first song. The second song is a description by Green Day of domestic abuse suffered by a man by his partner. This song is a personal account of domestic abuse, with the woman acting as the aggressor. These perspectives allow for a better understanding of domestic violence. Green Day’s instrumentation emphasizes the lyrics. The intensity and vocal style of ” conveys a powerful message to the listeners and invokes emotions in the audience. Both songs address important domestic violence issues. Use a music/lyric connection.

Social Issue

Domestic abuse can have serious ramifications for society. It is not only a source of psychological and physical trauma for the victims but it can also lead to other forms of violence (Corvo & Spitzmueller, 2017). Children are often the most vulnerable victims. They internalize abuse and then continue to suffer. Children learn through direct observation and lessons. Children can associate violence with different actions if they are exposed to violence.

They may also develop anger that leads to more violence. Domestic violence can be a silent killer. Violence is committed against both men and women, even though many domestic violence cases go unreported. According to the CDC, one in four women and seven men have been subjected to physical assault by their partners at one time or another. While there are minor forms of domestic violence, there are over one million cases each year of rape or physical reports by women. Domestic violence is also defined as more than eight hundred thousand assaults on males (Delage, 2018).

Domestic Violence

According to reports, women who are constantly exposed to domestic violence are more likely to get HIV/STDs. Perennial domestic violence can cause serious mental, physical, as well as reproductive health problems. It is positively associate with increasing rates of depression and suicidal behaviour. Victims of abuse are more likely to develop substance use disorders. Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, psychological and emotional abuses. It crosses all cultures, races, and social classes. There are many risk factors that can lead to domestic violence. Some of the factors are personality/psychological disorder, low self-esteem, toxic masculinity, poor anger management, learned behavior, and substance abuse resulting in violent impulses (Delage, 2018). This study features two songs that focus on domestic violence’s more physical aspects.