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Topic 4: Community of Inquiry and the constructivist perspective to learning

Today while riding the bus to my workplace, I decided to read a little more on the concept of community of inquiry (CoI). So as most of us do, I googled the term and immediately started reading the Wikipedia page on it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_inquiry). So first thing I learnt: CoI has been a concept taken from … Continue reading Topic 4: Community of Inquiry and the constructivist perspective to learning

Topic 3 – Commitment, Interest & Enthusiasm: Essential Ingredients for Collaborative Learning?

So I have been thinking for few days what should I write on topic 3 on collaborative learning? As we discussed in our group meetings on Zoom, one of the success factors in a collaborative learning setting is commitment and interest. We all have been in such settings where the enthusiasm to learn and collaborate … Continue reading Topic 3 – Commitment, Interest & Enthusiasm: Essential Ingredients for Collaborative Learning?

Turning coal to gold – How can the open education resources (OERs) be turned into gold?

Reading the limitations of open education resources (OERs) from Section 10.2.4 of Bates book on “Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for teaching and learning”, I could immediately relate to how often I have found “some” of the open education resources to be like “coal”, as Bates puts it: “sitting there waiting to be loaded”, … Continue reading Turning coal to gold – How can the open education resources (OERs) be turned into gold?