Lessons learned – future practice (#HP621A)

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In EDUCAUSE Horizon Report 2019 “Higher Education Edition at a Glance” I saw this chart over key trends accelerating Higher Education technology adoption: They write “Institutions of higher education are rethinking how to meet the academic and social needs of all students seeking credentials or degrees. This shift to student-centered learning requires faculty and academic… Read more »

Design for online and blended learning (#HP621A)

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Supporting student learning by scaffolding and facilitation is a key area in the provision of a ‘quality’ educational experience in formal settings. Successful student support has a marked and positive impact on retention, progression, completion rates and overall student satisfaction – this can be even more so for students studying online. Blended learning can become… Read more »

Learning in communities – networked and collaborative (#HP621A)

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Tribal groups interactions between people are built on strong connections, while communities of practice have weak structures and limited hierarchies. We often associate strong ties with closeness and higher levels of intimacy as well as frequency of interaction. Organization associated with weak ties allow flexibility and diversity to become social capital. The transactional distance, between… Read more »

Open learning, sharing and openness (#HP621A)

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Openness in education and learning is facilitated through open educational resources (OERs) and and open participation in courses. I believe we are also ready for open assessment. Open education is no longer limited by physical and geographical constraints (i.e. ubiquitous) and allow the implementation of methods for informal assessment (i.e. Mozilla Open Badges). This has… Read more »

Online Participation and Digital Literacies (#HP621A)

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In our society we use devices for online participation, which also generate a digital footprints. Skilled communication and collaboration is required for creation of learning resources and your networking skills transform the experience of digital consumption. What it means to be digitally literate can be represented in the seven elements model delveloped by Joint Information… Read more »

Collaborative Inquiry and Collective Responsibilitiy (#ONL181)

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We easily fall into the groupwork mode from school and divide tasks between us, but this don’t allow collaborative inquiry and collective responsibilitiy. How could a learning community help participants to become part of a learning community and collaborate with their peers? In my experience the connections between participants is in a star-network dependent on… Read more »

Collaborative Learning in a Digital Age (#ONL181)

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During Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness I looked at some chapters in Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning by Tony Bates (2014). He emphasizes decision-making in our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.   “Although governments, institutions and learners themselves can do a great deal to ensure success… Read more »

Co-facilitator as a Learning Improvement Engineer (#ONL181)

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An explorer attempts to predict the relationship between two points (i.e. regression line). An observer tend to survey from two known points at either end of a fixed baseline (i.e. triangulation). An engineer focus on discerning patterns and regularities in data (i.e. pattern recognition). This involve actively forming our own thoughts through self-exploration and discuss… Read more »

Facilitation and responsibility (#ONL181)

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What if digital technologies can support course design and extend opportunities for collaboration, engagement and learning? What if collaborative and open online learning can create an understanding of the value, possibilities and challenges of using digital tools to support teaching and learning? This year iteration of Open Networked Learning (#ONL181) is about to start! As… Read more »