The importance of collaboration is empathized and talked much about in today´s university world. I hear it in all sorts of settings, from our own vice chancellor to the Swedish Higher Education Authority. With digitalization, and especially during the Covid 19, collaboration has truly entered the online teaching as well. With Covid 19 I also thinkContinue reading “Online collaborative learning – exciting times”
With new media and technology, the possibility to increase our capacity as educators to be open and generous about the knowledge has never been bigger. Openness has so far often referred to sharing teaching material like textbook, courseware offline. However, with the technology at use today we can more effectively reuse, redistribute, revise and remixContinue reading “Sharing and Openness in education – some thoughts”
I have learnt to appreciate the approach and philosophy found in problem-based learning (PBL) as a facilitator in face-to-face problem-based learning group at the Medical School of Linköping University. The PBL philosophy is inspired by Socrate’s “maïeutic” (from the Ancient Greek μαιευτικός (maieutikós) where the purpose was that the knowledge that emerges in the exchange […]
This semester has been something of a trainwreck. The pandemic has slammed into us and knocked us sideways. As bad as I think things have been for me, I am aware that for many it has been far, far worse. But this post is not about the virus per se. Nor…
On the first topic of the open networked learning ONL201 course we are ask to think about our engagements online. Nowadays, almost everyone uses online services, e.g. look up information or buy products. Thereby we use online services differently, depending … Continue reading →
In this post I want to engage with the idea of what it means to participate online, and to unpack the notion of digital literacies. Most media scholars and quite a number of educators are familiar with the work of Henry Jenkins (2006), who coined the t…
In this blog post I continue to anchor serious pedagogical topics (openness of Open Learning) in happy-go-lucky, not so serious 1980s cultural references (He-Man).
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the campus of many universities and schools in many countries have closed temporarily to slow the spread of the virus. These closures have impacted up to now over 89% of the world’s student population (i.e. 1.54 milliard students)(1). At Linköping university where I work, all teaching shifted suddenly […]
What I have witnessing right now while taking this course is a digital explosion in the Higher Education. From being used by online teaching lecturers, the closing down of Universities around the world has forced everyone into the digital tools and rooms. More and more are are forced to climb a very steep learning curve in a short period of time to accommodateContinue reading “Digital literacy and creativeness in a crazy world”
The last 2 weeks I have been immersed in a digital online environment and it was a new social experience. This has been a “learning by doing” experience and these are my reflections that allow me to be an “experiential learner” (Kolb). Being able to communicate and learn online with PBL in a group made […]
This first week of the ONL course has been a great introduction to both PBL and digital literacy. I am used to working with a lot of digital tools like Zoom, Google Docs, Sheets etc. and also Padlet. What was new for me is to create a blog. It took me a while to getContinue reading “Connecting digitally”
The challenge with the synthwave genre is the question if it really improves the original sound, which despite its flaws continues to make grab people, and if it contributes to something new to our understanding of music? This is pretty much how I look at something like ONL and online problem-based learning in the landscape (discourse) of learning.