Blended Learning

In this topic we have been observing community of inquiry as the baseline principle towards design for online and blended learning. At the basis of the community of inquiry is the Venn diagram of Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presence intersecting together in Educational Experience. Like many other models, in my opinion community of inquiry needs … Continue reading Blended Learning

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Scaffolding

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning “In essence, inclusive and open pedagogies are rooted in empathy and require that we take a humanistic approach in creating learning experiences” Amanda McAndrew I have enjoyed this topic, as it talks about the importance of keeping in contact with your students, showing empathy. And I believe … Continue reading Scaffolding

Topic 5: Wrapping it up

So, it is the 10th of December and it is time to wrap the ONL experience up. I will use the questions posed on our community page to try and sort my thoughts and feeling out, here we go. What are the most important things that you have learnt through your engagement in the ONL […]

Are ARGs PLNs?

Following the title of this blog in the discussion of edutainment (educational entertainment) versus education, we should look at an interesting phenomenon that has been around for quite a few years now. Alternate Reality Games (ARG) are akin to treasure hunts that can happen by leaving a series of connected clues in the physical or … Continue reading Are ARGs PLNs?