Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

Over the past year, many designers, teachers, lecturers and facilitators needed to embrace online learning for the first time. This caused a high level of anxiety for some while others seemed to have adapted easily. While working through this course and exploring the Community of Inquiry, I feel that this adaptation was easier for thoseContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning”


Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

“A personal learning network (PLN) is a group of colleagues, mentors, and professionals that you connect with to enhance your learning and take charge of your own professional development” Elizabeth Trach, Schoology Exchange The quote above resonated with me as it speaks to the autonomy you have in creating your learning networks. They are personal and drivenContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

The idea of open learning and sharing knowledge appeals greatly to me. Education really is something that can change your life but is out of reach for a lot of individuals. Open education resources could change that. But is “open” really open? Stephen Downes stated that an open learning environment has four key principles; autonomy,Continue reading “Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness”



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