Topic 5

Learning experience in this course has been kind of an interesting lesson in itself. Looking at the four modes of learning as expressed by Professor Richard Elmore, I think I expected the course to be like so many others, on an hierarchical individual level. But to my surprise, looking back, I think I have mentally […]

Reflecting on the reflections

The type of reflections that was required for the ONL course have been quite different from my disorganized and ad-hoc reflections that I normally make. In ordinary cases, I constantly reflect on my teaching and development of courses. When I talk to colleagues, when I watch documentaries, scroll on social media or before, during and […]



The title of this blog post was the first thing that came to mind while reflecting on this whole journey. It has been an amazing experience, totally different from everything that I have experienced before, and thus totally rewarding. I have definitely grown as an individual in terms of personal learning, and a lot of […]

Topic 4

I think the idea of blended learning comes with a few benefits that I myself have not reflected much upon before reading up on the concept. Hybrid learning, i.e., to have a mix between at campus and online students (Kenney and Newcombe, 2011), is something I am very used to, both as a teacher and […]


Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

Over the past year, many designers, teachers, lecturers and facilitators needed to embrace online learning for the first time. This caused a high level of anxiety for some while others seemed to have adapted easily. While working through this course and exploring the Community of Inquiry, I feel that this adaptation was easier for thoseContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning”

Topic 3

The scenario posed in this posed an interesting question, how can people recognize the value of becoming part of a learning community and the benefit of social learning? So, this poses two questions, what is a learning community, and what is social learning? While both these concepts have many, slightly varying, definitions, I came across […]


Gamification in collaborative learning

Computer vector created by macrovector_official – After successful discussions regarding collaborative learning, my mind was stuck in one thing. How to actually motivate students to apply collaborative learning. Multiple studies have been conducted regarding this topic, but one approach that has been recently proposed and seems to have a great potential is gamification. But […]

Just mix it

Even though the term blended learning is frequently used, there is ambiguity about what it actually means (Oliver and Trigwell 2005). Researchers have discussed the problems with such ambiguity of definitions Oliver and Trigwell 2005) while others have raised such ambiguity and the fact that it means different things to different people, as the untapped […]