Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

One of the teacher’s primary roles is to be a designer of learning modules. All teachers plan their teaching, from single activities in everyday lesson plans to overarching course designs. The task of designing complex learning modules which encompass online, hybrid and collaborative learning should arguably be assigned to teacher teams rather than single teachers, … Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Is there a recipe for making collaborative work a fruitful experience? The scenario for the third topic incited our group to embark on a journey where we explored this question. Being able to work well with others is commonly viewed as an important skill and while group work is by no means a novelty among … Continue reading Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Reflections on my ONL journey

The ONL experience was a great opportunity to learn the PBL approach. It now comes to an end, but it shapes the beginning of many things in my professional experience. I was very glad to be part of the group 10, where we spend almost 3 months discussing interesting topics, learning many tools to produce […]

Reflections on open learning and sharing, and openness

I am a person who aways believes that when acting together, we are stronger and richer. I went through an educational system which iss somehow very classic and traditional. In primary, middle, and high schools, teachers used to teach us using the textbooks designed and written by the ministry of education. Teachers had to follow […]

Designing for the student, is key to succeed

Finally, the topic I have been looking for since the beginning of this course is here, designing an online course. Honestly, I am equally unsure (or even more) on how to approach it as I was with the previous topics. There are many reasons for that and responsibility is one of them. I have been […]

Yet again, collaborative learning is essential

When I reflect on my communities and the impact of them in my professional development and learning in general, I realize that I do not follow a lot of people (I am not really active) on social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. However, by doing so I never thought I was lacking […]