Nathasha 2023-05-01 11:17:03

Collaboration is a skill. How can we facilitate students in developing this skill through collaborative learning? Collaborative learning is defined as “a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together,” (Dillenbourg, P.,1999).  and on simplified terms  as joint problem solving. Student collaboration has shown to improve outcomes if done […]


Oh no. Group work… work at University. Dreaded by some students and much appreciated by others. In my experience, students often question the value of having group work as part of a course. If they are graded on the group work, the…

Open Educational Practices in the Asian Context

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness Growing up in a typical Asian family, these values were predominant:  .. The more you give away, the less you have. .. You’ve worked so hard, keep it for yourself. .. There is no free lunch in this world. If someone gives you a gift, you should […]

Open learning – how ‘open’ should and could it be in the context of medical education ?

Open learning is a relatively new concept, which has changed the traditional perceptions on higher education from ‘reserved ‘ to more ‘widely available ‘ learning resources. In this movement Open Educational Resources are made available in public domains in order to promote accessibility of knowledge and resources to a wider global community. Open learning is […]