What I’ve learned and the future

This has been an interesting journey. It was comfusing at first becase there aresom amny plantforms and places to be all the time. But is has been giving. I was not used to so much collaboration. Not from campus courses, and especially not from distance courses. But it worked! And was also fun!
Thanks to my fellow students in my group, and thanks to our two guides, Gizeh Perez Tenorio and Sofie Wennström, I managed to convert from frustration and lack of time, to doing my part (I hope) and finding my way.

This way uf using PBL group learning combined with creative collaborative assignment is a good way of learning I think. So I definitly leared something from this cous, but it was mostly from how the course was designed. So this was relly learning from experience as Murthy, Iyer & Warriem (2015) suggests.

Learning design should be in focus for any course, but with more blended courses we have to think about it even more. The design gets into focus naturally. Then it is good to have frameworks to rely on when designing courses, for example the five-stage-model (Salmon, 2013), the ABC learning design (Young & Petrovic, 2017) and the conversational framework by Laurillard (2009).

The big thing for me is to think about what my teachers need to learn. I think this is a discussion we have to really start and continue. There I think the JISC giude Developing digital literacies (2014) can be useful combine with other resources. The visitors and recidents concept (White, 2014) also made it clear for me, why thuis course is so blurry and scattered; You have to be a part of the learning society, and the society in not only in schools or universities, it is “out there”. I have been teaching about OERs and openness. But it was really thought changing for me anyway, to see how openness, for example this blog, can contribute to collaborative online learnign with the rest of the world. Building knowledge together in communities of practice online (Wenger, 2010) and biulding my personal learning network, PLN. This is what I will work on in the future.

Tools & literature

There are some tools included in the course, and some tools were suggested from fellow students. So I definitly learned some new tools also. I’ve used Padlet before, but now have seen other ways to use it in my learning. Even though I’ve been on Twitter some years now, the twitter chat was completely new to me. And a fun way of chatting with a lot of people publicly.

Other tools and litterature tips from fellow students, that I’ve just started to check out:
Undertext på video med Amara


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Laurillard, D. (2009). The pedagogical challenges to collaborative technologies. In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 4, 5-20.

Murthy, S., Iyer, S. & Warriem, J.. (2015). ET4ET: A Large-Scale Faculty Professional Development
Program on Effective Integration of Educational Technology. In Educational Technology & Society,
18(3) 16-28.

Wenger, E. (2010). Communities of practice and social learning systems: the career of a concept. In Social learning systems and communities of practice (pp. 179-198). Springer London.

White, D. (2014). Visitors and Residents. YouTube [https://youtu.be/sPOG3iThmRI], 2017-12-10.

Salmon, G. (2013). Five Stage Model. [https://www.gillysalmon.com/five-stage-model.html] 2017-12-10.

Young, C. & Petrovic, N. (2017). ABC Learning design. University Collage London. [http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/abc-ld/] 2017-12-10.

Topic 5 – What have I learned?