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Making lemonade, online edition

It has been almost a year that the Covid-19 pandemic upended the world. My latest blog post is from that time (gulp), and I recall the frenzy of the months as courses never taught online before had to be adapted in a rush. As an early user of online tools in my teaching, I noticed […]

Construct a mid-semester survey to involve students in module-designing

I have been running a mid-semester survey at recess week 1) to understand how students are doing, 2) to provoke students to reflect their learning process, 3) to explain pedagogical background of the module design, 4) to evaluate the new initiatives, and 5) to find-tune the activities if I can. Usually I limit to three…Read more Construct a mid-semester survey to involve students in module-designing

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

I teach and electromagnetic theory course during the fall every year. The course is best described as “intermediate” and is compulsory for my department’s masters degree program. The class consists of applications of mathematics to specific problems in electrical engineering.  The best teaching of this subject I have experienced is where an engaging personality writesContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning”

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Some reflection for topic 3. I find all three suggestions interesting and relevant to my own experience so I will respond to all three: An occasion when real collaborative learning took place, that moved your own thinking forward One occasion that really struck me happened during my postdoc in the context of a research manuscript.Continue reading “Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

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A transformational journey – my final course reflections about the online networked learning course “ONL202”

I am very surprised how deep, and evidence based my understanding was developed of what enables purposeful and meaningful learning processes and how it can be initiated, designed and supported in an online environment. The course was a door-opener for new concepts and ways of teaching concepts, to an expanding pedagogical competence and a greatContinue reading A transformational journey – my final course reflections about the online networked learning course “ONL202”