Week 2 – Connecting Reflection

As a lecturer, and I believe that this will be the case for many participants, most of us tend to approach learning from an educator’s point of view. This view of learning is often influenced by the more conventional view of teaching which emphasizes content delivery over active learning (Bajak 2014). The key differentiating principle […]

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Taking care. The last reflection

This semester has been turbulent for many reasons: I struggled with working full time (after a chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer a few years ago); at work, besides all the teaching in courses and all the staff meetings, we created a new program and I am managing one of the processes in this work which […]

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Topic 5: the graduation

Honoured guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, my fellow colleagues… Credit: hotpot.ai image generator. As we come to the end of our 3 months of learning together, I just wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to 2 groups of people. First, thank you to the organisers of this ONL journey. It has been […]

Topic 4: Designing online and blended learning

The webinars and group discussions around this topic got me thinking about how I would like to create effective online/blended learning.  One of my group members introduced me to a new word: mechanisms (thanks Ziad!). As I understand it, mechanisms are the big-picture strategies which we use to achieve our goal. For some reason, as […]

From trying out FISh in a classroom to Nietzsche and becoming. Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Trying the FISh-model The question in the scenario, “How can I get people to really recognize the value of becoming part of a learning community and experience the benefits of social learning?” is indeed intriguing and this course, ONL231, has helped me concerning this. I teach in an international master course, Research methods in Innovation […]