Topic 3 : Learning in Communities

Connectivism (Siemens, 2004), and other theories underpin learning in the digital age. It emphasizes that learning occurs through connections between people, and the newer digital technologies have opened up avenues for people to enhance learning. The webinar by Kay Oddone was mainly focused on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). Perhaps the ONL itself is an exampleContinue reading “Topic 3 : Learning in Communities”

Topic 2 : Openness

Topic 2 deepened my knowledge and thought process in being ‘open’. The webinar by Maha Bali was very engaging and enriching. Some of the information that she shared, such as those related to social justice, as well as regional variations of open content (such as Wikipedia having different quality and even information in different languagesContinue reading “Topic 2 : Openness”

Topic 4: Design for Online and Blended Learning

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, I have been teaching remotely. First, at the University of Regensburg (UR) and after, at the National University of Singapore (NUS). From the very beginning it has been a combination of (virtually) face-to-face classes and online activities. Only the amount of these two methods varied between theContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for Online and Blended Learning”

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Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Collaboration: so awarding and yet so difficult.. Collaborative work is encouraged and promoted in many environments. From all kinds of job advertisements, you undersand that people who are skilled and experienced in collaborative work and have a collaborative network are highly prioritized. Finding networks of collaboration within or across disciplines may be a way toContinue reading “Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

Learning in Communities

Learning in communities is of course nothing new. Nevertheless it may be a very efficient way of learning [1].  First, learning in a community is fun ! One gets to share the knowledge, clear misconceptions and gain deeper understanding through dis…