A learner is like a brand new computer from the factory and knowledge is like software. I choose this analogy because technology has become such a major part of the classroom. As corny as this sounds it is true. According to Connctivism, a Learning Theory for the Digital age, "technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. This claims that technology has changed the way we learn and acquiring knowledge in some cases is literally a matter of downloading software on a brand new computer.
According to The Changing Nature of Knowledge"The network becomes the learning." This means that learners learn the most from networking with other students via online resources. With the many networks that are out there students can continue to work collaborativley outside of the classroom. In terms of the computer analogy our fresh from factory computers can acquire software from a variety of databases and sources.