I have participated the Open Networked Learning course (ONL 201). Now it’s time to reflect on what it has been and what I have learned. When I first started to write this post, I started with: “This course has taken some work and time, but the feeling is a bit sad now when it ends.”Continue reading “Topic 5: ONL 201 reflection”
Who are you really, and what do you think? These are the main questions here, although I’m writing about the Community of Inquiry, social presence and Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a concept of a group of individuals inquiring some phenomenon. In blended or online learning, the CoI model includes threeContinue reading “Topic 4: Learning, together, about myself”
The three main functions of universities are often described to be education, research and serving society. These functions are intertwined, but here I’m focusing especially on the third one – serving the society – in relation to collaborative learning in education. Teaching students to be academics and professionals in their fields can of course beContinue reading “Collaborative learning for the society?”
Openness in education means open resources, open tools and open participation courses. It’s about sharing materials, collaboration and allowing learning. Openness requires trust. For example, I can share my materials with a Creative Commons license that requires giving appropriate credit to the licensor, but I have to trust that others know and respect the license.Continue reading “Topic 2: Leap of trust into the Openness”
Have you ever experienced a culture shock? Being in a new environment and having a feeling disorientation, having hard time in finding your own comfortable role in the new society or situation? The notion of ‘culture shock’ came in into my mind after familiarizing myself with David S. White’s idea of people as ‘Visitors’ andContinue reading “Web as a place & a digital culture shock”
This blog is going to be about Open Networked Learning course – experiences, thoughts, reflections and ideas.
The course starts next week. Excited already!