Topic 4: Design for Online and Blended Learning: Gaining Insight

As an educator, for a considerable period, most of my teaching methods have been face-to-face delivery of content. However, the technological rise of the 21st-century, widespread adoption of technology into our lives and the combined access to the internet has integrally changed how education is and can be delivered. The world that we are livingContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for Online and Blended Learning: Gaining Insight”


Topic 3: Learning in Communities: An Experience with Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning (CL) as an educational approach to teaching and learning, is not a new concept. In my current practice, I have used CL in several modules as a teaching/learning approach as it allows for learners to converse with peers, listen to different perspectives, articulate and defend their ideas (Laal & Laal, 2012). With CL,Continue reading “Topic 3: Learning in Communities: An Experience with Collaborative Learning”


Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

The second topic in the ONL course was very insightful and had me thinking what “OPENNESS” means in my practice of NURSING EDUCATION.  Openness, to me means sharing my teaching materials, research findings, ideas and thoughts with my peers, colleagues and students. Personally, I have no issues sharing. The openness of education somewhere in theContinue reading “Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness”


Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies

This is my first online course. In the beginning, it was rather daunting, learning how to navigate through the course materials and learning new tools, having to deal with internet connection dropping, and so forth. Nonetheless, I gained insight to a new learning experience as well as an opportunity to connect with fellow participants from […]

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. My name is Kamala. I am an Associate Professor at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore. My experience is quite extensive and progressive, from clinical nursing to nursing management and now nursing education. In the recent years my focus has […]