I have just spent 38 minutes watching a wonderful video by Wilson Miner that discusses our perceptions of the world and how different inventions and innovations alter the way we see, use and exist in the world. Miner relies heavily on Marshall McLuhan in this video, quoting among other things, «The extension of any oneLes meir “EVOLVING”



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”

Topic 3: Learning in Communities– Networked Collaborative Learning

After a one week break to reflect on our progress thus far, we were introduced to the third ONL course topic on learning in communities. In particular, we focused on collaborative learning within networks. As a group, we discussed the differences between cooperative and collaborative learning, and the difference between PLCs and PLNs. Our groupContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in Communities– Networked Collaborative Learning”

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

Open learning, and their challenges and successes, was the focus of the second ONL course topic. PBL group discussions for topic 2 were spirited, especially because each member interpreted ‘openness’ differently, and had different thresholds of comfort for material they share or make public. From the topic lectures, we were introduced to the 4Rs in sharingContinue reading “Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness”

The dilemma of finding an adequate level of differences

There are many layers of differences between humans. On a personal level, I prefer to socialise with people who share the same values, and who perceive the world in a similar way. Professionally, too many similarities may lead to stagnation rather than development. With only visionaries in a team, there is an obvious risk thatContinue reading “The dilemma of finding an adequate level of differences”


Sparking an exciting and full of opportunities learning journey …

With one day left of 2020 and the ONL202 course completed, in this post I look back to summarize and critically reflect on my learning and development thanks to the course. In a nutshell, it could be described in a few words – modelling practice, nudging, rewarding, fun, confidence, reflection. The most important experience fromContinue reading “Sparking an exciting and full of opportunities learning journey …”


Challenges when designing for online and blended learning

The key question that we faced during this topic in the course is how to organize and nurture a process to creating a meaningful learning experience. The answer was through community of inquiry (CoI) and its three interdependent presences – social, cognitive and teaching. Figure 1 visualizes the basic idea of this concept. Fiock (2020)Continue reading “Challenges when designing for online and blended learning”