About Me

Verily TAN is Senior Education Specialist. In CDTL, she focuses in the areas on blended/online learning, academic development, and Learning Communities. Verily has teaching and research experiences in Singapore as well as the United States, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Ph.D in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. Her … Continue reading About Me


I used to think… rethinking over-simplified notions about digital literacies

I was exposed to the terms “digital natives” around 2005 (Prensky, 2001). It seemed a fascinating idea through the lens of my observations of my students and nephews. They pick up photo and video editing with much less effort than I could and constantly multi task while on social media and tackling homework. Indeed it … Continue reading I used to think… rethinking over-simplified notions about digital literacies

First subject handed in

Today our group finished the work that begun with scenario 1. The scenario described the anxiety a teacher could have as a beginner of online teaching. During our fist meeting we had brainstorming of how we should proceed. We came up a lot of very different ideas and decided to think about how to do […]


This is me, Tove

Hi, I am Tove Kietz from Arcada UAS in Helsinki. I work within our Business Programmes on both Bachelor and Master level as senior lecturer teaching Marketing, Service Design, Entrepreneurship etc. Languages used in the courses are mostly English as we have international BA and MA programmes but also Swedish as Arcada is an UASContinue reading “This is me, Tove”

Attending first week’s meeting!

Actually I am still amazed by the possibilities opened by technology. Even though I have been using Zoom a lot during the pandemic I am impressed the our group distributed over several continents can come together live to discuss and share experiences not only professional but also personal. This way we are already after two […]


Topic 5: Reflectionata

This is my final post of the course, my last lullaby, my reflection sonata. It has been an educational experience in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Our PBL group 8 had really great facilitators (Patrik and Natalie), who kept us up to date about everything, and anything, course related. We had 100% freedom to go […]

Topic 4: Will it blend?

Blended learning is a hot topic, since the post-covid world might force us to use more blended classes, where some students are present physically and others virtually (=remotely). Blended learning also means that internet tools, such as Kahoot, are applied in the classroom – which can then also be utilised by remotely participating students, so […]


Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

From digital literacy to collaborative learning and more – the ONL211 course has been an eye-opening experience. It’s a course with participants from various disciplines working in small and large groups and learning from each other. Many exotic ingredients and previously unknown spices blended into a refreshing smoothie that – once finished – invites backContinue reading “Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice”