Reflection on Topic 2 -The fries are good!


I participated in the webinars, and as the video recording was partly unavailable – I did not catch the references. I really tried to search for Bali et al 2017, but I have no hit on this. So, if you have a tool that you can lay on top that instantly records something or copy something (Snip is too slow) – or any advice how to better capture “learning bits” – please feel me and feel free to comment.

Reflection on  Topic 2 – Maybe again it is my factual side that comes into play. It is fun to play with tools, miro boards, padlets, prezi and canva (no not canvas!), but at the end of the day, I guess I am one of those people who trained all their life to read fast, understand structures and get to the core. I really like to read the references – if there are any. And low and behold :

  • The  UNESCO  OER description was  worth a read! It feels like a must!  But ooh so hard to penetrate – Will I remember everything? Probably not.  “foster linguistic….” yupp, – wished someone did the OER for dummies (ohh, that is us, right?) but thank you group (ohh, which one? was it?) that provided this link on an article  on the article by Daniel Otto and Michael Kerres: Front. Educ., 09 May 2022 Sec. Digital Learning Innovations
    https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.866917
  • I realize you can make a researcher carrier on reflecting just on Unesco’s OER advice and follow up with studies.
  • The list of tools are growing, thanks to the other groups excellent show casing, The list is now so long – just creating logins and downloading would the entire day. But I guess that would be a blogpost to remember.
  • But surprised that so many groups like this big boards – which are basically hopeless to navigate around on-line – and have I “been” in this box? I am dizzy. No – simple is also effective! – straight text. Easy to scroll.
  • Ok, I admit I lost half of the links already: (need to update this part 😉
  • That Openness comes with a cost – and finding a balance is very cultural.

Other learning on this topic 2:

  • A video should be max 6-9 minutes to keep the students interest ! (good to know)
  • Activation of student is so self-evident I am not going to add on this – but still interesting in how people think you can “gameify”  course curricula. Please tell me.
  • That Books are so expensive as it is an exclusion criteria – and that there are movements for zero book costs? (but should I not get “anything back for all my hard work?”) I guess not.
  • That more than I see the “fake reality” in openness – the persona we create… LOL! Thank you! – But I tell you I am so real!
  • That I like colored post-it notes, and really appreciate instructions in new tools how to navigate!
  • That licences i such a big deal – and so many variety of usage
  • I never thought that there were more video publications than YouTube!
  • That power point have new features to make live videos, and get your picture in the slide
  • That miro boards are nice when using them together, but hopeless to look at after the fact, or convey info in a summarized way (I think – I have never used one, but this is what I understand of the discussions, and why people use them).
  • Openness in general is easier for women.
  • That this post should have much more references, and why does it not?
  • That there obviously is a course curricula somewhere, and I keep failing to find references (meaning – working long days and evenings) takes a toll in attention span.) –

What learning so far can I bring with me to my future courses (I intend to hold)?

  1. For my MOOC – to do short video’s. Something I new, but it was good to hear again and that there is a time limit. (6 minutes) – then you need a “commercial break ;-)” Oh dear!
  2. I will for sure avoid group work – which focuses on 1) socializing and 2) helping others but yes, also learning from others. As it is not very effective way to learn a lot fast – but a fun process.
  3. Avoid Miro – it is unreadable (and Prezi)
  4. That a very clear literature list is to be preferred, with clear goals, if you are to actually teach something based on research. (and that this course have a lack of them) – and why is that?
  5. That inclusiveness is still a long way from reality.
  6.  That I do not yet possess the ability to formulate good research questions in this area – and I have no guidance of what is good papers/references / literature in ONL yet, and that has to be the goals

Ok – deep breath: Ok Brainstorm: Good (research?) questions I REALLY would have liked to learn in this course.

  • How can a MOOC become more activating and interesting – and engaging with “all” material on-line (and not putting strain on correcting stuff afterwards – and having to maintain things – like an auto course??
  • What are (other) pedagogical tricks (except slicing material up in small fragments with different media, creating self-study questions, doing polls, and mixing in questions?)  Can a “bot” work to be sparring? How would that look like?
  • Can we not require people to actually read a book anymore? Why must all be so pampered?
  • Is my courses really good to run on-line (or are there particular aspects that are not) – i.e. can one devise what type of knowledge that is better?
  • How can I set up a study that captures learning as they happen? (no, not grounded theory – this would be so biased!) Why is a network in this context better learning?

 

Conclusion: I would rather the area had 500 references (of open) papers than none – and that this reference list was kept active and discussed in the network! Many papers (in area) seems to be behind walls and non-accessible – or an entire set of book would need to be bought.

 

 


One response to “Reflection on Topic 2 -The fries are good!”

  1. Yes, some tool for instant learning “bits” would be great. I don’t know one yet though…

    You then let us know about your reflections and learning in topic 2. And that Openness is a really big issue to dive into. 😉 You have learned a lot and you especially point out some technical skills. Then you also state that you will avoid group work because it is not effective. For what? Does this differ between different learning goals? Topics? Subjects?

    Then you list some topics you would have liked to learn during this course. These are rather specific. But maybe you are learning something else? What about experiencing CoI? How to discuss to reach deep reflection? How to engage with others? Collaborate? Yes, this may be in the next topic. I will read on!

    /Lotta

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