Learning Communities and Libraries

The library and academic research, in particular, have been changed profoundly by the explosion of publishing, the break-neck pace of changes in information deliverytechnology, and the glorious and dauntingly chaotic flowering of information onthe Internet. As libraries, information specialists, media specialists, librarians,and faculty members struggle to keep up with these rapidly proliferating changes,they must moreContinue reading “Learning Communities and Libraries”

Libraries in blended learning

Libraries serve at least three roles in learning; firstly they serve a practical role in sharing expensive resources. Physical resources, such as books and periodicals, films and videos,software,electronic databases, specialized tools such as projectors, graphics equipment, cameras are shared by a commuity of users. Human resources, librarians( also known as information specialist) support instructional programsContinue reading “Libraries in blended learning”

Digital Libraries and Digital Literacy

Libraries play a vital part in helping people become digital citizens because they are accessible and trusted institutions in the community. They provide free access to learning. Lifelong learning and knowledge creation have long formed the core of library services (Lomax, 2020). Present libraries are working under invariably changing e-environments. Rapid advances in modernized technologiesContinue reading “Digital Libraries and Digital Literacy”

ONL201 – from isolation to inspiration

It is spring 2020 and I have never been so active online before in my life, also I have never been so isolated from my colleagues and students.  The ONL-course coincided with Covid-19, which made taking part in the course more difficult, while, at the same time the ONL discussions and seminars made me better […]

Architectural history online and the five-stage model

This fall I will teach a course about Swedish architectural history, it covers about 1000 years of churches, castles, parks, barns, apartments and university buildings. It is an online course and it has about 50-100 students. It is going to be necessary to make some changes to the course and my thoughts concern how to […]

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Good Bey ONL!

I learnt a lot during the ONL course and I also had a good time with my PBL-Group. The best thing best were the discussions in the group with really expanded my knowledge base.Also it was nice to get different views from different countries so that I could come out of my German influenced “learning-bubble” … Continue reading Good Bey ONL!

Individual passions and social software

As a researcher in the humanities you often feel alone, tradition maintains that you should write your text, on your own, in your office. The ideas your pour into the research and texts should spring from your own clever conclusions. Not only does this not work very well, it is rarely the truth. To make […]

Openness, quality and transparency

Knowledge is a common good and should be made accessible. As a teacher, I like getting easy access to both educational resources and research. Naturally technology is a primary driver but also legislation and attitudes among students and staff. However, for an educational online resource to be of any use for university teachers there are […]

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Time’s up!

The last twelve weeks were really long and really short at the same time. So many changes, so many new things. In strange times, it was good to have the structure of a course, meet new people, and discover new things. This iteration of the ONL course was certainly unique in that respect. All ofContinue reading “Time’s up!”

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Can we really include social and emotional presence in technical subjects?

When talking about online learning, there is a lot of discussion about the Community of Inquiry framework as a structure for a successful course. This focuses on teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence, with emotional presence introduced as a parallel or fourth presence. The use and embrace of emotions is of course really importantContinue reading “Can we really include social and emotional presence in technical subjects?”