I believe our understanding is limited by the attitudes and emotions we attach to situations, words and ideas. You mention: “power issues with learner and educator… developing clash… [and] clash between the traditional notion of universities and emerging concept of distributed learning”. I wonder how our underlying attitudes and emotions influence our mindset as we attempt to decipher and relate to connectivism. Are we able to observe the phenomenon objectively? Can we evaluate things without getting caught up in clashes and power issues? How would we experience connectivism if we set our attitudes aside?