On this page you will find all blog posts from participants who connected their blog.
A great example of learning in communities and collaborative learning is the ONL course itself. As part of this course, each group works together towards creating a shared body of knowledge by investigating different aspects of the topic under study. One important success factor in this context is having a common goal and making sure … Continue reading Topic 3 – Learning in Communities and Group Learning →
There is certainly pressure of going online, either fully or at least blended. There are expectations from students, department, school, university and also pressure from outside of the academia. However, when going online you probably might need some support. And you might notice that you don’t get or find the all the support you need … Continue reading "Why not to go online: part 2 – the lack of support"
Last week, we had the final week of the ONL201 course when we met with all the group 10 (PBL10) members for the last time as part of this course and shared our reflections. ONL201 was overall an interesting journey as we did hands-on experiments on how to design an online course, discussed the challenges … Continue reading Topic 5 – end of ONL201 journey… →
‘And then you just record your lectures and Voilà – you are online‘. No – absolutely not. Creating a proper online course or even a blended online course requires usually a completely new game plan. In many cases, the best practice is to start from the scratch when transforming a traditional course into online course. … Continue reading "Why not to go online: part 1 – giving birth is usually very heavy"
It seems like we started the course not so long ago, yet now we are at the end of the chapter of our Open Networked Learning. More accurately, it is the beginning of a new chapter as we take forward … Continue reading →
Topic 4 is a great summary and sharing of our ideas and experiences of online and blended learning. The learning materials and activities, especially the padlet and webinar activities were very engaging. I remember in the webinar’s breakout session, I … Continue reading →
Taking ONL201 in spring 2020 turned out to be timely. The sudden transition to online teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic provided plenty of examples to illustrate the theory we discussed during the course. For me, the transition to online teaching was smooth, as I had already blended the course I was teaching at theContinue reading "Topic 5"
It´s been a great experience to collaborate with my PBL group 10 on various missions throughout the course. With current … Mer
In the best of worlds, blended learning offers the best of two worlds. Mixing face-to-face with online elements could really be ideal, and there is a wealth of literature pointing at its benefits, from the students’ and the educators’ points of view (see e.g. Cleveland-Innes and Wilton (2018), Lopéz-Peréz et al. (2011) and references therein).Continue reading "Topic 4"
With current corona virus situation around the world, teaching and learning in higher education has quickly moved from the traditional … Mer
There can be many factors to take into account in deciding the design of a course and adopting the right methods for teaching it, but one factor which I believe plays an important role and can affect our teaching methods is the type of courses and programs. Some courses like from the programs in human … Continue reading Importance of a Course/Subject Nature and Type in Course Design →
For topic 3, we looked at the scenario of networked collaborative learning. Learning in Communities present many opportunities for sharing, thinking and creativity. However, assessment fairness, timely feedback and ability of students to work harmoniously together present challenges to facilitating … Continue reading →
In Topic 3 we have focused on collaborative learning. This topic and its scenario was the (so far!) most challenging task for our PBL group. And in a sense, that is illustrative. We started off trying to understand just what is meant by collaborative learning, and a personal learning network. It requires communication and coordinationContinue reading "Topic 3"
In topic 2, our team explored the use of Coogle (https://coggle.it/) to collaborate and prepare our presentation for our topic. Overall, i feel that there are so many take-away lessons from this collaborative process: Tools for collaborative learning Together with … Continue reading →
My reflections of this topic 3 focused on my own Personal Learning Network (PLN). PLN, is about building your own … Mer