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Start of the journey

Dear fellow ONL222 participants, I was able to set up the reflection page, although I still struggle a bit to customise it more to my needs 🙂 I choose the wording “Evade Holzwege” which is based on an extended meaning of the German word “Holzweg”. Literally it means a wooden path or road and we […]

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Lessons learnt – future practice (Topic 5)

This has been a great journey. So many interesting people and so many useful things that we have looked into. The topics have been well chosen and prepared with good speakers and interesting reading materials. At first, I thought that twelve weeks would be a far too long period for the course, but it was […]

Moving online: An Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions to move online quickly, with little preparation. But, as weeks and months passed, two things became clear. An “emergency” approach to online learning was not sustainable or advisable, and higher educational institutions needed clarity and guidance in defining and designing high-quality online education. The issue of quality is an essential […]

Looking back at the ONL221 Journey

As we are in the final days of the Open Networked Learning course, I am persuaded to continue my journey with problem-based learning. As a learning designer, I plan to utilise the experience I was afforded through the learning opportunity to incorporate the design in up and coming projects for post-graduate programmes. Cooperative learning is […]

Learning as a Social System

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or educational domain. They regularly collaborate to share information, improve their skills, and actively work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain. Healthy CoPs have a culture built on professional networking, personal relationships, shared knowledge, and […]

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Design for online and blended learning – Topic 4

This has been a difficult topic for me. Mainly because I’m not a teacher and I don’t plan courses. I’m extremely happy that I have such skilled team members that know what they are talking about. My reflections of this topic will be more from a learner’s perspective. At my age (50+) when I attend […]

Moving online: An Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions to move online quickly, with little preparation. But, as weeks and months passed, two things became clear. An “emergency” approach to online learning was not sustainable or advisable, and higher educational institutions needed clarity and guidance in defining and designing high-quality online education. The issue of quality is an essential […]

Learning as a Social System

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or educational domain. They regularly collaborate to share information, improve their skills, and actively work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain. Healthy CoPs have a culture built on professional networking, personal relationships, shared knowledge, and […]

Open Educational Resources for e-learning

The open and free sharing of open educational resources (OER) can be seen as vital for promoting the creation of content usable in e-learning. OERs can effectively reduce the knowledge divide that separates and partitions societies. Educators worldwide continue to face significant challenges in providing increased access to high-quality learning while containing or reducing costs. […]