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Diversity and Motivation in Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is an integral part of university teachers’ work, but also one of the 21st century working life skills that we are trying to teach our students. However, as we all know some learning communities work better than others. While this topic was really interesting and there would be so much to say, I […]

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Learning Open Education Resources by doing…and through mistakes

First, let’s talk about some risks of openness…. Leraning by doing is a good approach, as they say. However, sometimes, this involves making mistakes along the way. When it comes to issues like using open resources, some caution should be taken. I learned this through my research project once, in a not-so-nice way: During theFortsätt läsa “Learning Open Education Resources by doing…and through mistakes”

Open Educational Resources – Rioting the Feodal

Past weeks I have been learning about OER – Open Educational Resources. It is a vast field and OER touches on several aspects within the realm of education. One aspect that caught my interest is how OER challenges the traditional academic publication system. Along with publishing something questions about such as copyright, validity, authority, rigor … Continue reading Open Educational Resources – Rioting the Feodal

I’m all for open education, so why is it so difficult to make my own courses open?

Picture by opensource.com Open educational resources (OER) are “teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them.” (BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide). In principle, I support opening education and can immediately think about the various benefits that it offers. However, […]

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Digital literacy

I have this 530 pages book from 1964 called Manners (Berkling, L. A. Et al). If you ever in a social situation feel insecure, you can consult this book and you will learn all about the right manner in appearance, communication, behaviour etc. There is a chapter on how to use the telephone, where you […]

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My digital journey: past, present and future

My fellow teachers have often asked me why I am so keen on designing and teaching online courses. To me it’s about flexibility, access, inclusion and 21st century working life skills. After all, digitalization is what allowed me to complete my master’s degree fully online while having a full time lecturer position at the university, […]