Collaborative learning for the society?

The three main functions of universities are often described to be education, research and serving society. These functions are intertwined, but here I’m focusing especially on the third one – serving the society – in relation to collaborative learning in education. Teaching students to be academics and professionals in their fields can of course beContinue reading “Collaborative learning for the society?”

Topic 5: End of a journey

The ONL course is almost over. What a journey!I learned many things through my engagement in this course. First of all, I experienced how it is to learn through sharing experiences, concepts and ideas and through building your own experiences togethe…

Topic 4: Blended learning

Many educators nowadays implement blended learning designs in their courses. The development of technology has brought the possibility to use different digital platforms and tools for education that can aid teaching and learning and facilitate their pr…


Drug synergy and collaborative learning (Topic 3)

What’s drug synergy got to do with collaborative learning? The answer is that they are all about working together for the same purpose. Collaborative work creates synergism (potentiation). Synergism comes from the Greek word “synergos” meaning working together. According to the dictionary (Merriam-Webster) definition of synergism, it is “interaction of discrete agencies (such as industrialOkumaya devam et “Drug synergy and collaborative learning (Topic 3)”

Topic 1: Experiencing your journey from digital visitor to resident – and back again?

A well-known poem by the Swedish poet Karin Boye starts with the following lines: The sated day is never first. The best day is a day of thirst. Yes, there is goal and meaning in our path – but it’s the way that is the labour’s worth. (English translation taken from :, 16th April, 2020) …

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Openness in education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) revolutionize the concept of higher education. The courses do not have to squeeze the learning environment within the classrooms anymore. The value of a MOOC for student learning depends on how learning processes are facilitated, stimulated and assessed. However, before considering these elements of MOOC, joining an online course shouldOkumaya devam et “Openness in education”

Topic 2: Openness in education

When we refer to open education, we usually think about an education that is offered without requirements for academic admission and nowadays is primarily supported by digital technologies. An essential quality of open education is the removal of barri…