ONL191 is an Online Networked Learning that was developed as a response to a growing need for courses dealing with the use of digital tools for teaching and learning. The course design is based on open, collaborative and networked learning practices and participants explore how a problem-based learning format can be utilised for CPD in … Continue reading Reflecting on an Online Networked Learning course (ONL191) →
The Empathy Map as an Early Learning Design Activity
Topic 4 for the ONL191 course focuses on how to support and design for learning, with a particular emphasis on accounting for emotional presence (in the context of the Community of Inquiry framework) in learning design. My problem based learning group decided to focus on an Empathy Map learning design exercise that would be used early … Continue reading The Empathy Map as an Early Learning Design Activity →
Topic 4 – Exploring an Empathy Map Design Tool
Given that Topic 4 for ONL191 focuses on how to support and design for learning, with a particular emphasis on accounting for emotional presence (in the context of the Community of Inquiry framework) in learning design, PBL group 1 decided to focus on an Empathy Map learning design exercise that would be used early in […]
The Value of Learning Communities
Rather than try to answer the question myself of why there is value in being a member of a learning community, or even better several learning communities, I decided to ask some of the other participants at the marvellous OER19 conference that took place in beautiful Galway city, Ireland on the 10th and 11th of … Continue reading The Value of Learning Communities →
Piloting an Open Pedagogy Assessment
In the 2018-2019 academic year I have worked to introduce an open pedagogy assessment in the online BA in Humanities (Psychology Major) programs. I was inspired by some excellent presentations at the 2018 OE Global conference hosted by TU Delft in beautiful Delft, Holland that gave examples of different possibilities in incorporating open pedagogy assessments … Continue reading Piloting an Open Pedagogy Assessment →
Digital Identity & Literacy: Who am I in the Digital Age?
As a ‘third-space’ (Whitchurch, 2008) academic working in online learning, my digital identity is inseparable from my professional identity, and also deeply ingrained in my personal life (which I keep separate through the use of separate accounts for email, social media, etc.). I identify strongly with where I work, Dublin City university’s (DCU) National Institute for … Continue reading Digital Identity & Literacy: Who am I in the Digital Age? →
The MOOCs made me do it…
Here is my shiny new blog, which I have created in response to the fact that two online courses, the Extend mOOC and the ONL 191 course, really want me to blog. So here I go.