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The journey continues: lessons learned & future practice

Since this is my last ONL blog, I would first like to thank the organizers for the useful research papers and other materials on the different topic areas on this course! These have definitely pushed my own thinking forward the most together with experiencing the course design and its facilitation first hand as well asContinue reading “The journey continues: lessons learned & future practice”

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ONL192: The end

So the ONL192 course has come to an end. It has been an adventure and I have learnt much, including many new words and concepts, and also stepped into paths of thought I have not walked before. For example, during the first topic when we discussed online participation and digital literacy, I actually learnt much … Continue reading ONL192: The end

The end of the ONL journey and the start of a new way of thinking and learning in future

So the ONL192 journey has come to its end. During our last meeting in our PBL group we discussed our work, teamwork and the course itself. One thing we all agreed on was that there has been a lot of work and learning. Because of the course lasting from early fall until christmas time theFortsätt läsa “The end of the ONL journey and the start of a new way of thinking and learning in future”

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Topic 4 – Learning how to design and facilitate online and blended learning!

For the past two weeks, I have been exploring the Community of Inquiry framework (see Figure 1. above) for important pedagogical aspects to be considered when creating good blended and online learning environments. I have learned about the importance of scaffolding and facilitation and that supporting student learning through them is critical when providing aContinue reading “Topic 4 – Learning how to design and facilitate online and blended learning!”

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ONL192 Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

During the fourth topic of ONL192 we focused on how to support and design for learning in online and blended learning. We got acquainted with the Community of Inquiry (CoI, http://thecommunityofinquiry.org/), a theoretical framework that identifies critical elements required for a successful learning experience: social, cognitive and teaching presence and they are highly inter-related (Garrison … Continue reading ONL192 Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

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Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

What separates great online experience from good ones? (1). Attractive scaffolding is vital (2). Problem based learning design? Well, these might be contributory factors, but the true distinction lies in how they make users feel (3). Users Emotions. Every experience has an emotional component, and using products are no different (Interaction Design Foundation, n.d.). the … Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

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Topic 3 (ONL192): Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

The topic In this topic ‘Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning’, our PBL group were interested in the term ‘connectivism’. I particularly enjoyed reading the original article on this by George Siemens from 2005. There were so many aspects included in the founding of this –ism that I found fascinating. First, he comments on … Continue reading Topic 3 (ONL192): Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning