Lessons learnt… future practice

And just like that, the ONL202 course has come to an end. When I think back over the weeks of new topic introductions, recommended readings and PBL group discussions, a couple of reflections and observations come to mind. First, the range of emotions experienced from the start to the end of the course.  This began […]

Designing Online and Blended Learning: the story of a teacher

The phone call Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep! – Hello, this is teacher XX speaking? – Hi there teacher, Corona here. I just want to let you know that from now on, you need to teach everything online. Just make sure you include all students, provide social, cognitive, and teaching presence (or learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-teacher interactions),Fortsätt läsa “Designing Online and Blended Learning: the story of a teacher”

Design for Online & Blended Learning

The article Designing a Community of Inquiry in Online Courses (Fiock, H (2020) The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 21(1), 135-153) has been instructive to me. Terminology wise, as set out in the article, “social presence is a theory that explains the ability of people to present themselves as ‘real people’ […]

Design for online and blended learning – Evolution of the “Teachilitator”

The online revolution in higher education has started decades ago and is by no means something new. But it has experienced a tremendous boost caused by the massive restrictions that we went through in 2020. Countless courses taught in physical classrooms in the past were migrated to the virtual space. The fact that teaching takesContinue reading “Design for online and blended learning – Evolution of the “Teachilitator””


Learning From Anywhere

Learning extends beyond the boundaries of a typical classroom as we have witnessed currently in the fight against the COVID pandemic worldwide. The traditional mode of learning is also inadequate in meeting the increasing demands of acquiring knowledge and skills in a rapid changing economy. With this context, let us explore how educators can ride …

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Learning in communities – one step back, two steps forward

In the beginning there was the word. I realized that I had never asked myself before, what is the difference between collaboration and cooperation in English, and whether at all. I already know that the two meanings differ in a very practical sense, especially in the context of collaborative learning. In the PBL group weCzytaj dalej “Learning in communities – one step back, two steps forward”

Learning in communities – making it a fun-tastic experience

When delving into this Topic 3 it became quickly apparent that there are many terms that are often used interchangeably. Yet a closer look at the definitions revealed decisive differences such as between “network” and “community” as explained by Kay Oddone in her YouTube video PLNs Theory and Practice. It is also advisable to makeContinue reading “Learning in communities – making it a fun-tastic experience”

Learning in Communities

Initially, I was hard pressed to think of a personal (non ONL) occasion of collaborative learning that moved my own thinking forward. Perhaps because I was hung up on the “learning” aspect and was therefore considering only occasions where I am wearing a “student” hat, which is inevitably more restrictive. If I take a more […]