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The end, or a new beginning? – Lessons learnt in ONL202

At the beginning of ONL202 I was convinced that this journey would be an exciting one. It would become something that I would always remember. Now, after hours and hours of reading, listening, writing, discussing and preparing presentations, I can say that I’ve learnt a lot – all for which I owe special thanks toContinue reading “The end, or a new beginning? – Lessons learnt in ONL202”

Beyond the learning blog: Key personal takeaways from the ONL course

The time has now come for a recapitulation of key learnings from the ONL course. In discussing my personal takeaways, I will partially revisit the ‘meta’ mode I started with about what learning blogs might be good for. It now appears to me much more clearly (I was a bit sceptical about learning blogs inContinue reading “Beyond the learning blog: Key personal takeaways from the ONL course”

Social presence: Making sense of an experienced lack

When I moved all my courses to fully online as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, I quickly found that something which I could not immediately pinpoint was missing. I noticed that the sense of immediate feedback which I usually get in class was not there when teaching online, especially through a suboptimal tool which doesContinue reading “Social presence: Making sense of an experienced lack”

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Connecting studying to personal values can enhance engagement in learning

The introduction text for the he topic 4 (’Design for online and blended learning’) stated that ”Enhancing community building and promoting student engagement and ownership in learning becomes essential for blended and online learning.” Consequently, I started to ponder what are factors and practices that support students’ engagement and ownership in learning.  I teach about behavior … Continue reading “Connecting studying to personal values can enhance engagement in learning”