A long break, the dark winter, Christmas with only half my family, a New Year opening dismally with increased contagion and more restrictions than before. A demagogue, and angry mob – and yet I have a primula blooming on my windowsill. And I have two projects going at work – nothing makes «going to work»Les meir “Evolve”

Some Reflections on my Experience with ONL202: Looking Back and Road Ahead

Finally it is time for some reflection and meta-comments about my experience with the ONL202 course. I will organize this post around three main themes: (1) my general remarks about the way this course designed and unfolded, (2) my main take-aways, (3) the road ahead. To begin with, I think that the course is veryContinue reading “Some Reflections on my Experience with ONL202: Looking Back and Road Ahead”

Digitized Socialization: A Catch-22?

The fourth topic of the ONL course was focused on designing the courses for online and blended (i.e., “the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches” as defined bay Garrison & Vaughan [2008: 148]) environments. The leitmotif of this week has been the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework, which was introducedContinue reading “Digitized Socialization: A Catch-22?”


Final Stretch

We have reached the end of the road for ONL, and we are now wrapping up the final strands of the course, as well the final embers of year 2020. 2021 will be the year where we apply some of the new disciplines and tools learned this year into a “brave new world” of uncertainty […]

Creating a Learning Community: A Double-Edged Sword?

A great deal of my academic work examines how individuals behave in collective settings (e.g., teams, working groups, projects etc.). My research is rooted in organizational behavior literature, where the terms cooperation and collaboration are used in an interchangeable manner. In fact, I also have not paid much attention to the differences between these twoContinue reading “Creating a Learning Community: A Double-Edged Sword?”