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CoI for dummies

 As a person with my head in the stiff natural sciences I can sometimes find text and wording about pedagogic theories difficult to understand. There are so many sentences explaining the same thing! At least that is how I perceive it. So I often h…

Topic 4

During this journey a teacher pointed out that that “cognitive presence relates to what you talk about now and social presence is related to communities and sense of belonging”. I think this is important to keep in mind, although I thought the topic would only relate to different design tools and how to use them […]

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

My teaching experience from higher education includes on-site teaching and digital/online teaching.  Both formats offer possibilities and challenges, and perhaps a mix of both formats is the best, in form of blended learning. However, for now, I will elaborate on the shift from on-site to digital/online teaching. Possibilities with digital/online teaching have been exploring aFortsätt läsa “Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning”

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

This time I will focus my reflection on my own Personal Learning Networks, and on occasions when I have experienced real collaborative learning taking place. One of my first thoughts when watching the short lectures by Kay Oddone (2019a, 2019b) on Personal Learning Networks (PBL) on YouTube, was that I could not identify any PBLContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

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Topic 3: Learning in communities

According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University:  “Learning communities provide a space and a structure for people to align around a shared goal. Effective communities are both aspirational and practical. They connect people, organizations, and systems that are eager to learn and work across boundaries, all the while holding members accountable to aContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in communities”

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Learning in communities: a reflection on how student collaboration looks like in a critical thinking and communication course

I have always believed in designing learning experiences which are authentic and set in a relevant real-world context. This will ensure that student learning is deepened, continuously challenged and applied meaningfully in whatever they do. I also value the possibilities of intra and interdisciplinary approaches to learning such that a student is never restricted toContinue reading “Learning in communities: a reflection on how student collaboration looks like in a critical thinking and communication course”

Design for online and blended learning: a reflection on the social presence of my teaching and learning environment

Foundationally, my teaching philosophy stems from a sociocultural perspective, where learning is a socially situated activity and what learners at first accomplish only in a social setting, they will eventually be able to – independently (Lantolf, 2005). Furthermore, I believe that individuals learn not as isolated beings, but as active members of a community/society –Continue reading “Design for online and blended learning: a reflection on the social presence of my teaching and learning environment”

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Smooth transition from classroom teaching to online teaching

Classroom teaching is the most common way of teaching that brings an environment to gather students physically in a classroom. There have been several strategies designed and developed to make such teaching methods more productive. These innovative teaching methods considered visualization, cooperative learning, inquiry-based instruction, differentiation, employing technologies, behavior management, and professional development [1]. Technological […]