On this page you will find all blog posts from participants who connected their blog.
Depending on who’s asking, a meme is a novel evolutionary concept, a complex cultural phenomenon, of a picture with a writing in Impact font, white-filled, with a black border. Topic 5, at the conclusion of our ONL journey, discusses briefly what we have learned, and asks us to put our conclusions in meme form. What… Continue reading Topic 5: ceci n’est pas un meme
Something that I struggle with, in the context of online learning, is the enthusiasm of people. It seems to me that both teachers and learners tend to be very peppy about the topics of online learning, bleanded learning, flipped classrooms: it is difficult for me to detect the difference between a useful new concept and… Continue reading Topic 4 and the cult of online blended learning
To assess myself as a facilitator of online learning, I used the Online Facilitation Checklist (City University, 2016) to identify strengths and areas of development: Check that all resources, activities and links work and are accessible by students.This is certainly … Läs mer →
Vaughan et al. (2013) positions the ideas of engagement and academic inquiry as central both for higher education and for learning communities, and use the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework to discuss blended learning in higher education. Blended learning is … Läs mer →
This topic was a real eye opener. I thought I had already been involved in quite a bit of ”open learning”, but as it turns out there are several aspects of openness that I haven’t really been aware of. To … Läs mer →
As a preparation for writing this final blog post, I went through my previous four posts to remind myself of the work that has been done and my own, personal reflections along the way. While going through the old posts, I was a bit surprised to realize that so much had happened in such aContinue reading "Topic 5 reflection: More than I thought"
We had our final meeting and thought to write out our appreciation to our group facilitators on Padlet. For a few of us in the group, Padlet was an entirely new tool which we learnt about during ONL201. We experimented with it and got used to using it over the course of the 12 weeks,Continue reading "Final Thoughts…Seeing through the Eyes of the Learner"
Over the last two weeks of ONL201, the topic has been “Design for online and blended learning”, and I have learned about the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and about the important role of emotions in learning (Cleveland-Innes, 2019a, 2019b). When I first skimmed the content of our work for Topic 4, I immediately thoughtContinue reading "Topic 4: Emotional Presence"
In the final week of ONL, I did my very first meme for a colleague who was leaving my university. Okay, so I showed that I am a boomer after all – or so I was told. But hey, that simple act was a milestone for me. And so were a myriad of other little … Continue reading Still in Covid but braver online
In this third blog for the ONL201 course, written after we have spent two weeks focusing on learning in communities (networked collaborative learning), I will reflect on what happened in my own PBL13-group in one of our online meetings, as it moved my thinking forward. Or, perhaps that is saying too much? In any case,Continue reading "Topic 3 reflection: Currents and Contagions"
Taking this “course” has been a tremendous experience. I write “course” because from early on I never saw the meetings, the webinars, or the assignments as part of my regular work load. Instead, the ONL201 provided a welcoming break from the sometimes-hectic academic life and the challenging time that we all, in our own ways,Fortsätt läsa "Joel Martinsson, zooming out."
Imagine you are lecturing in front of a full aula with over 100 students. The topic is parliamentary democracy in national context. A topic which, of course, is your favorite. The students are mainly freshmen at the University. Since you reaaaaaaaaly want the lecture to go well, you have bunkered down for days: reading upFortsätt läsa "Just-in-time for Blended Learning"
I have to admit that I have never thought *overtly* about PRESENCE in the classroom. Like many, I have been trained to work on instructional design, which means I am mostly consumed by designing my modules to ensure that students are able to “learn” the content by the end of the semester. Each weekly topicContinue reading "Becoming a Convert – on Presence & Blended Learning Part 1"
Openness is in fashion. Openness is also big business. Surely openness is a good idea, isn’t it? Think of the many ways I had benefited from the generosity of colleagues, and strangers even, who were so willing to share. Let me count the ways. Each and every “original thought” I thought I had probably arose … Continue reading Topic 2: Openness as Public Good .. but also Privilege
I had always been suspicious of the idea of blended learning. Not because I do not think it a good thing. On the contrary, it seems hard to argue against in the current pedagogical climate. So, what’s my problem with it? Well, it is the unquestioning faith in the affordances of digital and online technologies … Continue reading Topic 4: What is Blended in Blended Learning when all are Staying Home?