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In this last blog post for ONL192, I’ll begin by briefly explaining how we came up with our meme. I will then summarize the most significant ways in which the ONL course helped me. The image we had selected for our meme features 3 minion cartoon characters – one minion is pulling on a pieceContinue reading "We worked on the edge but it was worth it! (Topic 5)"
Topic 4 was especially beneficial for me for 2 main reasons. Firstly, it was a timely opportunity for me to reflect on my own efforts in recent years to promote collaboration amongst my own students with the help of blended learning. 2 years ago I started experimenting with online learning activities and, to my surprise,Continue reading "Wearing the learner’s hat: Viewing blended learning from a student’s perspective (Topic 4)"
With this final reflection ends my fast and furious learning experience in ONL192 😊. I am absolutely thrilled by this extremely intense time with fantastic new insides, great collaboration experience and countless opportunities to reflect on the blend...
It was an overwhelming experience to take part in the ONL course. I am proud of making it till the end…! The course did take much time and effort, but it gave even – endless – more. I learnt to get along with very many more or less new online tools. Twitter, SWAY, prezi, canvas,Continue reading "Topic 5 – lessons learnt"
Blogs – looking back at my own blogs, I can see that I have developed from a sceptical, scared individual with lots of doubts into an individual that is now thinking positively about online learning and blended learning. I don’t feel the same about writing the blog – it is still painful and I am … Continue reading Topic 5: Lessons learnt
It was the first time that I heard of the concept of a ‘community of inquiry’ (CoI) in Topic 4. By mistake, I Googled ‘community of enquiry’ (CoE) and came across two definitions for CoE: The first is from thinkingspace ( w w w . t h i n k i n g s p … Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning – being present
When a colleague tiped me of the ONL I just had a quick look and shrug my shoulders and said “Shure, why not?”. I was also about to plan for a new online course so it fitted me quite perfect. I registered and then actually forgot about it. Then suddenly it was time to […]
The ONL has been one of the best courses I have been on. The most important things that I take with me from the course are as follows: Structure is everything: a good course must be mapped out well. Introduction is key, availability and access to learning materials is crucial and there must be a… Continue reading Topic 5: Lessons Learnt, Personal Networks Created & Fun Times Shared…… I look forward to a changed outlook on Teaching and Learning.
The past two weeks has been both uplifting and reflective. When studying both the “Five Stage Model” [Salmon 2013] and the “Community of Inquiry” (CoI) [Vaughan 2103] my teacher self has been confirmed and I realize that I am doing much right in my online teaching, but there are also very much room for improvements, […]
Our PBL group focused on the framework Community of Inquiry. We had some really inspiring collaborative meetings in which we shared ideas and discussed about this collaborative constructivist approach to design learning scenarios.This blog post will b...
When thinking about how to design an online course the first question that comes to mind is maybe quite easy: Where and how should one get started? I suppose a clear view of intended learning outcomes is a good start. Learning outcomes can be assessed as the basics. When reflecting on the learning outcomes IContinue reading "Topic 4 – blog 4 Design for online and blended learning"
In my reflection for designing an online course, I have decided to look at the ONL course as a starting point. The most important aspect of an online blended course is the introduction. As an individual deciding to complete a course online with a group of strangers from across the world and a facilitator one… Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning
We spent two weeks on the topic ‘learning in communities’. For the last three days I was debating what to put in my blog. To my surprise, the more I think about the topic, the more I realise that I know very little, and some issues are confusing. Was I a social loafer these past … Continue reading Topic 3: Learning in communities – another C: confusion
It was in this topic that I felt that we had really collaborated as a group. For previous topics what we were doing would better be described as group work – we participated by individually contributing articles, weblinks, or personal anecdotes, but there was not much collaborative discussion going on. Don’t get me wrong –Continue reading "Evolving from group work to collaboration (Topic 3)"
The weeks are passing quickly, and we are now half way through the course. The last two weeks have not only brought many new ideas into my mind, but also gave me the opportunity to co-lead topic 3 with Bianca from Germany. Topic 3 was about collaborative learning, which encouraged to reflect on collaborative learning in …