Do we need to think differently? (ONL202 Topic 4)

The topic 4 in ONL202 was about designing your course and teaching for online and blended learning environments. Moving away from the classical campus-based teaching towards online and blended learning forms has been challenging for most of us, especially during the year 2020 where everyone was forced to do this overnight. At our university, IContinue reading “Do we need to think differently? (ONL202 Topic 4)”


Community of Inquiry and Online Learning

  Community of inquiry (Col) helps in designing and delivering online learning groups of individuals are involved in a process of empirical or conceptual inquiry into problematic situations. Col highlights three presences – the social presence, cognitive presence and teaching presence – which has been used a lot in the online learning context where theContinue reading “Community of Inquiry and Online Learning”


Design for online and blended learning – a challenge and a chance

The forth topic in the ONL202 course, “Design for online and blended learning” has probably been the most comprehensive topic in the whole course and it kind of connects all other topics. It has been a challenge, mainly because I could not dedicate as much time as I had wished for reading and thinking duringContinue reading “Design for online and blended learning – a challenge and a chance”

Venn diagram of how the ONL202 course incorporates the Community of Inquiry

Learning by Design

A traditional university course is not simply a matter of uploading content online and hoping that the same learning outcomes to be achieved, although the majority of lecturers had little choice but to proceed in this manner in 2020. Pandemic-era teaching has probably been the best demonstration of how much more thought is necessary to… Continue reading Learning by Design

4. Socializing during online learning with a great camera game

With the current situation, I assume that everyone working at universities or institutions have been in an online teaching-learning environment. Have you met the difficulties in engaging the students at these online or blended learning conditions? Have you encountered situations that on ZOOM teaching, the only people turning the camera on are yourself and theContinue reading “4. Socializing during online learning with a great camera game”