Topic 3: Collaborative Learning

Like the previous two topics, I believe that collaborative learning (CL) has a gradation of values. There must be a clear purpose for CL. In the right situation, the benefits of CL are indisputable. For e.g. in research, it will be inefficient for each researcher to work individually, making the same mistakes, duplicating data and […]

Topic 2: Open Learning & Sharing

I wanted to unpack what ‘open learning and sharing’ means. Is openness always a virtue? The more open, the better? A member of my PBL group seems to think so. I wasn’t sure about this. At the personal level, I learn a lot of things without the need to share with anyone; in fact, people […]

Topic 1: Digital Literacy and ‘What’s in it for me?’

David White’s framework for mapping individual digital literacy – from visitor to resident, personal to professional is very useful. There are apps/tools that I am mandated to use at work (e.g. Canvas, Panopto, Examsoft, IMMS, Teams), some of them used infrequently like twice a year (for exams only) and I struggle with them each time. […]

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Go from “me” to “you” to “us”

This is just a short reflection in progress… Sharing some thoughts that are floating at the moment about the idea of openness and socially inclusive education. The need to have tools and frameworks that promote cooperation/co-producing, one’s voice to be heard, etc. is crucial. But it is more about the attitude of the educator that […]

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

«Was sind OER?» by OERinForm oer.amh-ev.de unter CC BY-SA 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/, https://youtu.be/dpjrmx513wk Open learning The world is changing towards a more inclusive and interconnected global marketplace, where technology is playing an intensive role. Education actively responds to these changes by including more and more open education principles, quite often using diverse technologies to achieve so. […]

Topic 1 reflection – how to be active?

We have in our PBL-group chosen to investigate how to become more active on social media and/or in online learning – to be more residential. I have sent out on Twitter in the #ONL222 community and another # community about how to get started and become more active on social media – be more resident […]

Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies

Source of illustration: “Literacy Rainbow (6/6)” flickr photo by justgrimes https://flickr.com/photos/notbrucelee/7159036564 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license.   Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. Me in the digital age I feel the same way too, as described in the scenario of this […]

Where am I… in the digital space?

Apparently I am a user of digital tools and social media, but there seem to be a focus on using them in my work or learning (both professional and personal). After watching the videos and attending todays webinar my view is that I like using digital tools, but that I am not so frequent in […]

How to begin collaborate in a new group online

I have facilitated learning groups for a long time, but on-line it is, maybe not more difficult, but it is at least different. How do you get all people connected from all over the world, sharing and learning together? If you are in the same room at the same time there are some frames already […]