Concluding week – ONL future perspectives

Upon joining this Open Networked Learning (ONL) course, I was encouraged by my colleague at Karolinska Institutet (KI), who happened to be my ex-teacher as well, Lars Uhlin. I was also intrigued by the wonderful topics of the ONL course: connecting and networking; digital literacy; collaborative learning and communities; flexible and mobile learning; open educational… Continue reading Concluding week – ONL future perspectives

Designing learning environments

Creating a supportive environment is part and parcel of ensuring quality learning, and the rich learning contexts are characterized by supplying a milieu with metacognitive control and reflective learning, relevant learner activity, formative feedback, appropriate motivation, base of interconnected knowledge, social learning, and teaching quality (Biggs and Tang, 2011). The main aim is to facilitate… Continue reading Designing learning environments

Flexible and mobile learning

Electronic learning or e-learning, defined as learning and teaching online through engagement with network technologies, could be a powerful adjuvant if used properly and considerately (Swanwick, 2010). There are different types of e-learning, each with pros and cons, serving different functions regarding the learning environment: asynchronous vs. synchronous, and individual vs. group use (Biggs and… Continue reading Flexible and mobile learning

Digital me

Personally, I am not well technologically advanced, and I was typically a traditional learner focusing on lectures, textbooks, and clinical placements. I never participated in social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, etc., because I believe that they are time-consuming and can be pretty demanding if not appropriately controlled. During my postgraduate period, I have… Continue reading Digital me