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Reflection 5: Final thoughts and the future

After several weeks of learning collaboratively in the PBL group, the course has finally come to an end. The ride was demanding, time-consuming, and required considerable effort. Nevertheless, the knowledge and experience obtained are invaluable and priceless. The activities and discussions were generally well organized. I admired the level of engagement and diversity of the […]

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Online and blended learning

I found this topic very interesting, since I have been teaching both on campus and online for a while. The most challenging part of it has been when you have students both online and in the classroom at the same time. How can we go about that? Is it possible to support both groups (online […]

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Reflection 4: Blended learning and hybrid learning: Teachers’ support to students

In this reflection, I will be focusing on the potential support teachers can provide to students to facilitate blended and hybrid learning. It is worth mentioning that blended learning provides an alternate approach to engage students via various learning experiences particularly for students with difficulties learning in a physical classroom. This mode of learning shifts […]

Reflection 3: Collaborative Learning

In this reflection, I chose to focus on a practical case of online collaborative learning in my problem-based learning (PBL) group. Before attending this module, we mainly used the networked-based perspective in the PBL group. However, since attending the module on collaborative learning, we have adopted more of a collaborative learning approach than a networked […]

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Collaboration vs Collaborative learning

When I’m teaching with my colleagues, we often talk about open-ended problems and project-based learning. Both because we have an idea that we can support/challenge the student to develop higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) (Krathwohl, 2002), but also because in engineering work there is most likely a team that share a responsibility to solve a project […]

Reflection 2: A reflection on openness in your own teaching practice

Upon completing two weeks of intense discussion and deliberation within my PBL group and upon reading the blogpost of other participants on open learning from a sharing and openness perspective, I decided to self-evaluate how my teaching practices contributed to open education.  I asked myself three fundamental questions; 1) What is openness? 2) What constitutes openness? […]

Open Learning – Sharing is Caring?

I found it very interesting to have the PBL group discussions on open learning both in terms of our cultural and social backgrounds and what will happen after the pandemic. After reading some of the blogposts written by other participants in this ONL212-course I realize that we all have different understanding and use of open […]