What are the most important things that I have learnt through my engagement in the ONL course? Why? The most important thing I have learned in this course is the use of internet technologies to communicate and collaborate in an educational context. Why? Technology has made teaching/learning much easier compared to traditional class rooms or face to … Continue reading Topic 5: My Reflections on how ONL will influence my practice
Blended learning, a combination of face to face learning and a technology based learning 1, is an emerging pedagogical solution to education institutions in Tanzania and Africa generally. This is mainly due to increased number of enrollment of university students while classes and reading spaces in these universities remain the same2.Blended course programs are currently offered … Continue reading ONL91-Grp9 – My Reflections for topic 4: Blended learning – design, content development & emerging challenges
To realize a collaborative learning spirit there must be a shared understanding of the learning situation among learners and their teachers and clear goal setting for both sides. Learners are required to give their best in terms of action and effort to be invested to accomplish the learning task and solve problems together as a … Continue reading ONL91-Grp9 – My Reflections on Topic 3: Becoming Part of Collaborative Learning Community!
Open Education (OE) gives opportunities and empowers both students and teachers to participate freely, actively and in democratic ways throughout the educational/learning process. Open education is interpreted to mean “open admission, open as free education, open educational resources and open educational practices” (Cronin 2017, pg. 16). In practicing OE, both students and their teachers can … Continue reading My Reflections on Topic 2: Making Sense of Open Education
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Digital literacy is a new currency that we are using to trade digital technologies for learning and teaching in online landscape. However, there is a significance difference between digital skills and digital literacy. Pewhairangi (2016) wrote on her blog post “Digital skills focus on knowing. Digital literacy focuses on understanding”. This is to say, digital skills … Continue reading Digital literacy, digital tools and online participation – why context matters?