People don’t copy information. They construct new information.
While I teach my students new things, they construct knowledge in different way. Maybe because the base of construction (their preliminary knowledge) is different.
One incident convinced me in the correctness of this statement. One day after I finished teaching one year course, I was surprised by my students, who presented me with a small book of my sayings. Believe me, I didn’t say this.
Not only misunderstandings lead to changing information. Connections that we make between new and old information also create new information. “Connection creates meaning”( Defining Connectivism, G.Siemens). We have reasons to make more connections for our learning.( See my post Web creation). But the question is what type of connection is more beneficial. Let me illustrate by the next pictures.
The left picture demonstrates chaos, the connection of everything to everything. The right picture brings more meaning because it organizes information. When we organize information, we create new information.