On this page you will find all blog posts from participants who connected their blog.

In our group (PBL#3), much of our discussions for Topic 4 revolved around synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities, their benefits and challenges, and tools to implement them. Our discussions intrigued me to think deeper about the abrupt...
This final topic came so quickly that among our daily duties I suddenly realized it was our last meeting, last webinar , last task to be completed… When I look back at these hours since February 2022 which I spent on reading , watching, talking and writing I feel  satisfied as well as fulfilled. I […]
The overall theme for the second topic of the course was openness in education, in all its manifestations. The scenario for this topic read as follows: “As the current pandemic situation evolves, a return to full in-person teaching and learning seems highly unlikely and the expansion of online education is likely to continue. How do […]
ONL have been an eye opening for me, seeing different people from different cultured participating in the same activities. Even if we were all teachers, we still come from different placed and have different ideas about many things. We have written blo...
Topic 3 is about learning in communities and learning in collaborative learning. Most of the time, when we ask students to do a collaborative work, they end up by sharing the work into sub-tasks and then they do these sub-tasks individually. Collaborative learning is much more than that. In our PBL group, we focused our […]
The ONL course is very informative. Although I have been teaching and doing instructional design for the past 22 years, I feel that my knowledge concerning technology-enabled learning increased quite a bit after attending the course.   The most im...
Insights: What are the most valuable insights that you take with you from this course?The ride: How did you find […] The post Reflection on Lessons learnt – future practice appeared first on Dr. Gökhan Alcan.
In this post I would like to share my own thoughts and findings in the literature about and around some form of open learning. In principle, the open learning seems a rather effective format, which blends the best features of face-to-face and online le...
The future of higher education is spelled blended learning. At least where we are right now, making a clear distinction between what’s ‘real’ and what’s ‘online’ In the future, this division will most certainly be more blurred as technology will become more integrated in our corporality. Everything will be blended, or perhaps merged, so to […]
After the end of Topic 2, we had a reflection week to catch up with the blogging, reflections, tasks… It was also Easter Week and, for me, the beginning of a 10-day period I had to substitute my boss, being in charge of the outreach board of my university. So, I couldn’t really catch up […]
Scenario: “Two years ago, we were forced to work online with the implementation of emergency remote teaching and learning because […] The post Reflection on Design for online and blended learning appeared first on Dr. Gökhan Alcan.
I would never have started this blog if it would not be compulsory to the Open Network Learning (ONL) course. Especially writing an own...
Scenario:“ Two years ago, we were forced to work online with the implementation of emergency remote teaching and learning because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It seems that in many instances we may still be approaching our teaching practice in the same wa...
Scenario:“ Two years ago, we were forced to work online with the implementation of emergency remote teaching and learning because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It seems that in many instances we may still be approaching our teaching practice in the same wa...