Enhanching engagement in an online teaching environment

In this blog post I reflect on what I have learned about creating engaging online activities for synchronous  learning. For those who might not be that familiar with the concept of synchronous learning, it means that students are required to log in and participate in class at a specific time each week as compared to […]


AI tools and Open Learning

In topic two we dove into thinking about the benefits and challenges of openness in education and learning. Our group focused on multiple questions related to open learning: What are the advantages and disadvantages of AI integration in learning and is co-existing with AI possible for Educators or Subject Matter Experts, what are different support […]

About me

I am Mehmet and work in Aalto University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow since 2018. My research expertise lies in wireless communication and pedagogical studies always seem to…


First thoughts

It’s been few weeks since ONL 231 started. Already, I feel like I’ve learned more than I ever imagined. I have come to like problem based learning a lot and even online collaborative learning. What has happened? In this post I first reflect shortly about my personal and professional digital literacy and ways I use […]

Topic 2: What is openness and how to use it?

The overall theme for the second topic of the course was openness in education, in all its manifestations. The scenario for this topic read as follows: “As the current pandemic situation evolves, a return to full in-person teaching and learning seems highly unlikely and the expansion of online education is likely to continue. How do […]