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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, […]

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How to make online group work functional and engaging

Topic 3 I have joined quite many group works online, of which a fair amount has been rather bad. One reason for this I think is the fact that teachers have received none or very little education in how to execute group work online. Due to the pandemic teachers all over the world have been […]

Topic 3 Learning in Communities

This blog has been inspired by Kay Oddones (2022) webinar on personal learning networks (PLN). I remember someone wise saying that learning only happens when you share it with someone. According to Davis White (20229 Visitors and Residents continuum Networked Learning is at the residents end of the continuum. This makes me reflect where I […]