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 […]

Moving online: An Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions to move online quickly, with little preparation. But, as weeks and months passed, two things became clear. An “emergency” approach to online learning was not sustainable or advisable, and higher educational institutions needed clarity and guidance in defining and designing high-quality online education. The issue of quality is an essential […]

Learning as a Social System

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or educational domain. They regularly collaborate to share information, improve their skills, and actively work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain. Healthy CoPs have a culture built on professional networking, personal relationships, shared knowledge, and […]

Open Educational Resources for e-learning

The open and free sharing of open educational resources (OER) can be seen as vital for promoting the creation of content usable in e-learning. OERs can effectively reduce the knowledge divide that separates and partitions societies. Educators worldwide continue to face significant challenges in providing increased access to high-quality learning while containing or reducing costs. […]