to myself. It is time to finish this course. During the spring 2019 I had to quit the course after a few weeks due to lack of time. This spring the circumstances are different and hopefully there is more time for learning now when most of the work is done online. The first meeting today… Continue reading Welcome back..
A Blended Reality
It is silent around me. The only think I hear is the light sound of the waves which are splashing on the tropical beach beach. I can feel the sand around my naked feet and when I open my eyes, I see nothing more than a blue sky, a deserted beach and kilometers of palmsContinue reading “A Blended Reality”
Prohibition of Thoughts and Speech in Group Work
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. The freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected.” These words originate from the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights (ArticleContinue reading “Prohibition of Thoughts and Speech in Group Work”
ONL Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice
These are my reflections on ONL201 course. In a period of 2.5 months this experience has been like a roller coaster experience. At the same time than I did the ONL course the pandemic disruption transformed the society and there has been a sudden explosive growth of the use of digital tools. At the beginning […]
ONL Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning
I will share my experience in blended learning in a course I am involved in at the University of Linköping. I have been teacher since 2017 and course coordinator since 2018 in the course of Social Epidemiology in the Master Program in Medical Sciences. To teach to students the relevance of social determinants of health […]
My Precious – Universities and Open Learning
At a first glance universal access to education was for centuries limited for privileged people such as the nobleman, rich or religious representatives. Today the situation might look somehow better because theoretically everybody has the right to visit a school or university. Theoretically! Different reports show that there is still a gap to fill sinceContinue reading “My Precious – Universities and Open Learning”
ONL Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning
I have learnt to appreciate the approach and philosophy found in problem-based learning (PBL) as a facilitator in face-to-face problem-based learning group at the Medical School of Linköping University. The PBL philosophy is inspired by Socrate’s “maïeutic” (from the Ancient Greek μαιευτικός (maieutikós) where the purpose was that the knowledge that emerges in the exchange […]
Topic 2: Open learning – Sharing and Openness 23 mars – 5 april 2020
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the campus of many universities and schools in many countries have closed temporarily to slow the spread of the virus. These closures have impacted up to now over 89% of the world’s student population (i.e. 1.54 milliard students)(1). At Linköping university where I work, all teaching shifted suddenly […]
The word “digital” is an adjective and means a series of the numbers 1 and 0. In a digital system the value 0 could mean that the system is off or malfunction while number 1 means the opposite, the system is on or fully functional. The corona pandemic reveals now how digital we all are.Continue reading “Digital, literally”
Reflection on digital literacy and online participation
The last 2 weeks I have been immersed in a digital online environment and it was a new social experience. This has been a “learning by doing” experience and these are my reflections that allow me to be an “experiential learner” (Kolb). Being able to communicate and learn online with PBL in a group made […]
Connecting: Welcome to the world of digital learners!
This week of ONL has passed and it has been fun to discover the ONL community and the world of virtual meeting and collaborative learning. We have connected both the online community and the PBL group. My first reflection is that I was amazed but the diversity of digital tools we have been using as […]
Who is writing?
Hi, I am a teacher and PhD student in Engineering at Linköping University who is interested in higher education pedagogy. My educator “career” started as lab- and seminar assistant and resulted later in full course responsibility. Apart from my ordinary teaching I also work at my university at a pedagogical support unit called Didacticum whichContinue reading “Who is writing?”