Topic 3: Collaborative Learning

Like the previous two topics, I believe that collaborative learning (CL) has a gradation of values. There must be a clear purpose for CL. In the right situation, the benefits of CL are indisputable. For e.g. in research, it will be inefficient for each researcher to work individually, making the same mistakes, duplicating data and […]

Topic 2: Open Learning & Sharing

I wanted to unpack what ‘open learning and sharing’ means. Is openness always a virtue? The more open, the better? A member of my PBL group seems to think so. I wasn’t sure about this. At the personal level, I learn a lot of things without the need to share with anyone; in fact, people […]

Topic 1: Digital Literacy and ‘What’s in it for me?’

David White’s framework for mapping individual digital literacy – from visitor to resident, personal to professional is very useful. There are apps/tools that I am mandated to use at work (e.g. Canvas, Panopto, Examsoft, IMMS, Teams), some of them used infrequently like twice a year (for exams only) and I struggle with them each time. […]

Topic 3

This topic and the proposed idea for individual learning on an occasion, in which real collaborative learning took place made me think the time I was doing my master’s in Sweden at KTH.  Collaborative learning can be defined as “a teaching method that brings together students to discuss a topic important for a given course […]

Sorry I’m not home right now, I’m walking into spiderwebs…

“…so leave your message and I’ll call you back […] You’re intruding on what’s mine And you’re taking up my time Don’t have the courage inside me To tell you please let me be Communication, a telephonic invasion I’m planning my escape…” In 1995, Gwen Stefani crooned these lines, part of the song “Spiderwebs” allegedly […]

Reflection of Topic 3 – Gobbets

This blog post have four entries and structured in the following content based on the 3P-Model of learning from  (Biggs, J.B. 2003. Teaching for quality learning at university. Maidenhead: Open University Press.) This model describes three stages in the process of learning (in constructive alignment): Presage Process (Facilitating the group for Topic 3) Product (Our […]

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Motivation and Network

  I find that the technology can enable many collaborative networks in learning processes. However, these need to be tailored to the intent of the specific educational goals or practices that must be clearly established. Also the network should have both an individual and collective function. According to Wegner each community  “is engaged in the […]

Reflections on learning in communities

I have a dream of setting up an open learning community or network for students learning ultrasound in my institution. Here are some of the reasons why i think this could be useful: The topic in question currently does not have dedicated time allocated to it in the course structure and it is difficult to […]