Learning in communities versus network learning

When I read for the first time topic 3 title I thought we would share experience about our teaching and learning processes that we conduct in different communities. I suspected that we would talk about teaching young students, adults or adults in their working environment, e.g. a company. This is what I do as a […]

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Topic 2

Open Learning – Sharing and Openness Topic 2 was all about what do we think about openness. Openness is defined by The City University of New York as “the principle of freedom of access by all interested persons to the underlying data, to the processes, and to the final results” (https://www.cuny.edu/research/research-compliance/sponsored/guidance/post-award/openness/) And then, Bronwyn Hegarty […]

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I have started rowing…

Sharing and openness is with no doubt obvious feature of open learning. However for many of us it seems really difficult to come to terms with this fact. During our PBL group meetings and discussions some of us(including me ) expressed their fears connected especially with the issue of “sharing”. Working for different institutions we […]

Open Learning – Sharing & Openness

When the discussion around what “open” really means in an educational context, I found myself constantly renegotiating (and admittedly grappling) with my own understanding of it. Open education and Open Educational Resources (OER) to me have always (sort of) been synonymous with “free”. Right? In South Africa (SA), the concept of Open Access was only […]

Online participation and digital literacies

This is young Melissa in her happy place – in front of the fire with the family dog, Karl. Being an 80s kid, my sister and I didn’t grow up with computers or the internet. Research for school assignments meant going to the library, finding a book, booking it out for a little while and […]

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Topic 1

Online Participation and Digital Literacies. Week 3 done already… I am still lost but somehow (mainly with the great help of my colleagues) topic 1 is done! In this topic, we discussed about the GillySalmon model and the COI-Model. I knew already the GillySalmon model but the COI-Model was new to me. Here is how […]

Week 1 – Connecting — Open Learning by Ares

The beginning… This week we start with this course on Open Network Learning and I am already lost. In general, I feel confident using online tool, but blogging has always been out of my comfort zone. I started by creating my blogg page (https://openlearningbyares.wordpress.com), that was easy enough. But then, I am at a lost. […] […]

Week 1 – Connecting

The beginning… This week we start with this course on Open Network Learning and I am already lost. In general, I feel confident using online tool, but blogging has always been out of my comfort zone. I started by creating my blogg page (https://openlearningbyares.wordpress.com), that was easy enough. But then, I am at a lost. […]

After ice breaking week

Participating in international project in 2022 should be really easy because our civilized world has developed so much and so quickly that using different IT tools can only accelerate the process of communication. However, athe first week of our common meetings some very basic circumstances prevented some of us from being present in person at […]