Welcome to topic 4 – Design for online and blended learning

We hope that you all at this point of time in the course feel quite well-settled with the ONL learning environment and that you have found a good structure for your studies and PBL group work. It seems that the previous topic on Learning in communities was inspiring and engaged you in good discussions and […]

Dear all, Here is the rather belated contribution of PBL4 to Topic 4. We used Flipgrid to produce a video that would persuade a potential head/manager to develop online courses as well as enticing the “reluctant” participant. Much fun! Check out our work here

Topic 4 Group 3

This is our presentation of Topic 4; we applied Gilly Salmon’s five-step model to the ONL course, and found that each topic allowed for all sorts of activities – from access, through online socialization, information exchange and knowledge construction, to development. Check out our padlet for more information! Check out our work here

The Empathy Map as an Early Learning Design Activity

Topic 4 for  the ONL191 course focuses on how to support and design for learning, with a particular emphasis on accounting for emotional presence (in the context of the Community of Inquiry framework) in learning design. My problem based learning group decided to focus on an Empathy Map learning design exercise that would be used early … Continue reading The Empathy Map as an Early Learning Design Activity

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Tuning intuition in online teaching

For our group work this time round, we prepared a mock syllabus for a course on Online Collaborative Writing, peppered with roll-over points describing the thinking behind our choices, using a tool called Thinglink.  This helped to concentrate our thoughts on underlying design issues, which have been laid out clearly by my colleague Sebastian Schwede. […]