|8 – 21 November 2021
Is 1+1=2 or is there more to it? The coming two weeks will be all about learning in communities, networking and collaboration. Most of us have experience of group work, that for some reason hasn’t worked so well. It may have been cooperation rather than real collaboration or there may have been social loafing involved. So, how can we foster collaborative learning and how does this change the way we learn? How can networking, in this age of social media, be used for learning and how can we build Personal Learning Networks (PLN) to support this? Is there a recipe for making collaborative work a fruitful experience? To interact and learn together with peers in different formats has become an integral part of student centered education. Technology offers new opportunities for interaction and forming new kinds of social networks, including learners as well as facilitators and experts – but also offers challenges, such as keeping focus on learning processes, and not only tools, in online environments.
Activities for all learners
Common course events
Tuesday 9 November, 11:00-12:00 (CET).
Tuesday 16 November. 11:00-12:00 (CET).
Learning blog – reflection:
Towards the end of the topic 3, share your reflections in your blog and if possible have a look at how others have captured their stories. Suggested themes for reflection in your learning blog:
Don’t forget to read and comment on peer’s blogs!
PBL group work
For guidance on PBL group work including the FISh design please see Learning activities.
“So often when we ask students to collaborate, they see it as merely a way of distributing the workload, and not as an opportunity to build and consolidate their collaborative skills. They fall into old ways of working in groups where the task is divided and individuals complete their part individually, only really coming together at the end to bring it all together. I would like to design a learning opportunity that not only gets my students working together collaboratively, but which also influences their capacity for collaboration beyond the course. How can I get people to really recognize the value of becoming part of a learning community and experience the benefits of social learning?”
By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to
COURSE SYNCHRONOUS ACTIVITIES
Webinar Tuesday 9 November 11:00-12:00 (CET)
with Kay Oddone & Alastair Creelman, (check your timezone)
Tweetchat. Tuesday 16 November, 11:00-12:00 (CET).
During this topic I have: