The end of the beginning…

 What a journey this has been! A very special thank you to PBL10 for your insights and such differing points of view!!Despite viewing the scenarios from different angles, we managed to produce such works of educational art, that I doubt any one of…

Moving forward

One of my teacher training courses over ten years ago included reflecting on Hattie’s theory of visible learning as well as many other pedagogical perspectives. In student groups, we discussed the importance of teachers seeing learning through the eyes of students and various approaches to empowering students to take ownership of their own learning. There… Continue reading Moving forward

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Transformation

As I embarked on this ONL journey, I am not sure what my expectations were, apart from wanting to learn about learning in a digital classroom setting, however “fluffy” that might sound in writing. What I do know, however, is that my perspective on and my approach to this course has changed over time. From… Continue reading Transformation

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How are you, really?

On Monday I attended a workshop: “Courageous Conversations” hosted by the East-West Center in Hawaii. “Leaders are often called upon to facilitate meaningful, civil, and sometimes difficult conversations” – and these courageous conversations are more important than ever in an increasingly polarized and divisive society. I see courageous conversations as bridge-builders; the opposite of shamingContinue reading “How are you, really?”

Summarizing my open learning experience

In this closing post I’d like to share some of my final comments on my amazing and unbelievable journey as a participant of ONL211. The past 2 weeks of our activities had been very important for me as the part of ONL211 journey, as we’ve focused on rethinking how to design online, traditional and blended […]

Whose design is it anyway?

When designing for online and blended learning, it’s very important to consider WHO you are designing for and what their MOTIVATION for learning is.The CoI model is a very useful tool for understanding the learner.  Once you can fully grasp the so…

When the Group becomes a Team

Based on my experience in the classroom as a lecturer, I’ve seen how group work can either yield brilliant results or fail dismally.  What makes the difference in these groups? What is the success or failure based on? We can site all the…

When the Group becomes a Team

Based on my experience in the classroom as a lecturer, I’ve seen how group work can either yield brilliant results or fail dismally.  What makes the difference in these groups? What is the success or failure based on? We can site all the…

The Struggle is REAL

How do you encourage online participation and develop digital literacy when your students do not have access to a computer, no data and cannot understand basic concepts in English (our language of tuition)?In a South African context – specifically the …