|06 – 19 November 2023
In this third topic, we will explore aspects of collaborative learning in relation to networked online spaces for learning. Learning can become deeper and more meaningful when learners work and learn together, this applies both in formal situations such as in universities and lifelong learning centres as well as informal contexts such as in companies and various social organisations. Humans have learned socially from the beginning of time, and when we experiment with various ways of learning with others online we experience meaningful learning where learners meet interact and learn together with peers in different situations and modalities. Technology offers new possibilities for such human interaction and for forming new kinds of social networks and thus for working and learning together, it also offers interesting challenges, such as keeping focus on the learning processes, and not tools, and on forming supportive and challenging interactions which can lead to more and deeper learning. During this module you will be encouraged to reflect on the meaning of networked collaborative learning and the development of learning communities, and especially what you can do to create and foster such generous interactions in your courses and other learning offerings you plan to lead.
Activities for all learners
Common course events
Webinar 1 Thursday 09 November 12:00-13:00 (CET) with Alexandra Mihai from Maastricht University
Individual learning reflection:
Towards the end of the topic 3, share your reflections in your post and if possible have a look at how others have captured their stories. Suggested themes for reflection in your learning reflections:
Don’t forget to read and comment on peer’s reflections!
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 1 Thursday 09 November 12:00-13:00 (CET)
with Alexandra Mihai
No 2 Webinar
During this topic I have: