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Reflections and lessons learnt

Interesting, fatiguing but foremost rewarding…. Reflecting back on this ONL is at the same time a reflection on my first, almost whole, year at Arcada. Taking part of the ONL course was valuable since it gave me a better understanding of how working with PBL groups feels from a student perspective. I feel learning collaboratively […]

Topic 4, Learning design – not yet there….

This topic was by far the most interesting to me. This topic nicely connects all the previous topics in this ONL-course and gives me tools to design future courses. It seems to be a good way of planning courses in a more thoughtful manner, taking the different learners perspectives in account in a more structured […]

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Connecitivism and teams as learning communities

As knowledge today is changing rapidly the ability to see, and make connections in the vast amount of new knowledge is crucial. Also, with a massive amount of knowledge a crucial skill today is to rapidly evaluate whether something is worth knowing or not (Siemens, 2004) Siemens (2004) argues that technology has changed our societies […]

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Open Education

”Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.” (The Open Education Consortium) My path of understanding topic 2 starts from this very broad definition of what open education is.   Is it a philosophical discussion about what openness means? Or is it […]

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Lessons learnt – future practice (Topic 5)

This has been a great journey. So many interesting people and so many useful things that we have looked into. The topics have been well chosen and prepared with good speakers and interesting reading materials. At first, I thought that twelve weeks would be a far too long period for the course, but it was […]

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

One of the teacher’s primary roles is to be a designer of learning modules. All teachers plan their teaching, from single activities in everyday lesson plans to overarching course designs. The task of designing complex learning modules which encompass online, hybrid and collaborative learning should arguably be assigned to teacher teams rather than single teachers, … Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Is there a recipe for making collaborative work a fruitful experience? The scenario for the third topic incited our group to embark on a journey where we explored this question. Being able to work well with others is commonly viewed as an important skill and while group work is by no means a novelty among … Continue reading Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Thank you for a different course

For me this has been a different course with some very frustrating moments but also good learning. I feel that I have had some new ideas on how to build up an online learning study unit. Until now I have not built up a totally online course in its true meaning. There has been courses […]

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Design for online and blended learning – Topic 4

This has been a difficult topic for me. Mainly because I’m not a teacher and I don’t plan courses. I’m extremely happy that I have such skilled team members that know what they are talking about. My reflections of this topic will be more from a learner’s perspective. At my age (50+) when I attend […]

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Topic 4 Design for online and blended learning

The concept of Blended Learning has made its entry into the education industry in recent years before the Covid-19 crisis. I don´t think it is anything new in terms of education, as most of what we’ve gone in the way of education has been more or less “blended”. No training is based solely on lectures, […]