Topic 5 Final Reflection

  Looking back on the past three months, I realize this course wasn’t just about learning new things; it was a journey that encouraged my love for learning and working with others. One of the biggest things I’ll take away from this course is the power of teamwork. Sharing ideas with the members of my […]

With generative AI, it’s time to rethink learning

For Week Four’s topic on design for online and blended learning, I was tasked to lead the discussion on generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of education, in which we covered the applications and implications of generative AI on teaching and learning. I was quite familiar with this topic since I explored how students […]

Exploring students’ mindset as a group

For Week Three’s topic on learning in communities – networked collaborative learning, my team and I explored the concept of social learning, particularly group dynamics in a collaborative setting. As I read through the given scenario, it reminded me of my undergraduate years (such fond memories!) whereby the tutor would get us to form groups for […]

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Topic 4 GenAI in Education: Friend or Foe? Balancing Benefits and Risks

Generative AI is revolutionizing the field of education. Its potential to change the way students learn, teachers teach, and educational content is created is truly remarkable. Studies have shown that generative AI can effectively adapt to each student’s individual strengths, weaknesses, and learning pace, leading to personalized learning experiences. This individualized approach helps to increase learner engagement, […]

Topic 3 – Weaving Connections in Networked Communities

In the vast expanse of online learning, where pixels replace paper and digital connections transcend geographical boundaries, I find myself immersed in a vibrant tapestry of collaborative exploration. It’s a journey that transcends solitary pursuits, inviting me to weave connections and co-create knowledge within networked communities. As I navigate this digital landscape, I am struck […]


The Power (and Challenges) of Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is seen as a valuable approach that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the development of 21st-century skills such as communication, teamwork, and adaptability. As a university teacher for more than twenty years, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible benefits of collaborative learning. It’s not always easy to implement, but when done right, it […]


Balancing student privacy and openness when giving feedback

For Week Two’s topic on open learning – sharing and openness, my team and I unpacked the concept of “openness” in the context of open educational resources (OER), in which we identified what OER is, its benefits, and challenges. As a university tutor who capitalises on social interactions in order to make learning for my […]

Topic 2 – Embracing Open Learning and Nurturing Belonging

In the realm of open learning, the ethos of sharing and openness serves as a guiding principle, shaping the dynamics of collaborative knowledge exchange and fostering a sense of belonging within learning communities. Reflecting on my experience within a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) group in the Open Networked Learning (ONL) community, I’ve come to realize the […]