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“COVID-19 pandemic came unexpectedly and this course was still completely unaffected by the virus. In fact, the course became a necessity and enabled both educators and learners to explore new tools and put theoretical knowledge into practice. It was also a key part of our social life!” – Summary of the course by PBL groupContinue reading "5. The course has ended, but collaborative learning continues"
With the current situation, I assume that everyone working at universities or institutions have been in an online teaching-learning environment. Have you met the difficulties in engaging the students at these online or blended learning conditions? Have you encountered situations that on ZOOM teaching, the only people turning the camera on are yourself and theContinue reading "4. Socializing during online learning with a great camera game"
What is the difference between collaboration and cooperation? When you recall your own or your student’s group work, has the work been done more cooperatively or collaboratively? Have you been in the situation that your brain can only be triggered or your energy can only be focused on the matters when you are in aContinue reading "3. Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning"
After setting the right mindset on online participation and polishing my digital literacy, I’m ready for web learning and teaching. Now, as an educator, I would like to go open on the web with my teaching materials but the question is how should I start? What options are there and what concerns I probably wouldContinue reading "2. Open Learning – Sharing and Openness"
Have you been an online event feeling both excited and confused with all the new terms and tools? Have you been struggling if I could/should share this message online via social media or not? Have you been hesitating on opening a Twitter account or LinkedIn account or Instagram account or any account for professional use?Continue reading "1. Online participation & digital literacies"
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I registered the open networked learning (https://www.opennetworkedlearning.se/onl201-course-overview/) course on the open networked learning, which was almost completely a puzzle at the time, but actually turned out to be priceless at the end. Initially, what drew my attention was the program and the format of the course. It willContinue reading "First blog on open networked learning"
The most important thing that I have learnt from this course is how important is socializing and engagement in a learning environment. I have been lucky to be a member of a fantastic group where I felt we were really collaborating since the end of the first topic. It was amazing when we were completingContinue reading "Lessons learnt – future practice"
The ONL201 has come to an end after a 4 very interesting big thematic (topics) with lot of very interesting discussion in our PBL group and many interesting webinars. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience with a lot of new things to be learnt. Also, had the opportunity to be a member of anContinue reading "Topic 5: My journey in ONL201"
Twothousand and sixteen hours ago I started the ONL201-journey and here I am, richer with new ideas, many new questions and lots of interesting material to continue exploring!When the course started, I was put onboard PBL07-group with people I had neve...
The 4th (and practically last) topic of OLN is now over with another interesting topic: blended learning. It has been an interesting topic and the discussions within our PBL group were very rewarding. This topic connects very well with Topic 3 on networked collaborative learning. Nowadays with the plethora of the available digital tools andContinue reading "Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning"
Who am I in a digital age? First of all my problem was to know what digital literacies mean. I had no idea of the dimensions that could be taken in consideration, about the expectations one - as me - would be confronted with in her job. The dimens...
here I am again - looking forward to many meetings in the next three monthsWe invest quite much (around 10%) to get to know the course, the outline, structure, the working model and the people: at our university and than in my small group of eight or t...
This topic has been most favorite for me due to interesting discussions we had in the group on how to engage students. I felt I have been growing quite a lot in terms of knowledge acquired both by the literature and related events but mostly by my group members who have much more experience thanContinue reading "Design for online and blended learning"
Looking at this ONL experience, in particular the group activities, I agree with the results of the study conducted by Capdeferro and Romero  on how to avoid frustration in on-line learning environments that is equivalent on how to promote collaboration (since one of the main reasons of frustration is the lack of collaboration). IContinue reading "Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning"
The third topic of ONL is here with yet another interesting topic: Learning in communities and networked collaborative learning. With the best example of networked collaborative learning to be the ONL course itself! Collaborative learning is one of the educational approaches that involved teaching and learning in which the students/learners work in groups. Collaborative learningContinue reading "Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning"