Topic 5: ONL162 wrapped

We have reached the end of the ONL course and it is time to wrap-up. This has been an amazing learning journey and a wonderful opportunity for change. Let’s go back to the beginning. I joined the ONL course after finishing my very first training in pedagogics. I did not know what ‘open networked learning’ meant, but it … Continue reading Topic 5: ONL162 wrapped

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Topic 4: Blended learning

I was looking forward to researching and discussing blended learning. Thanks to the ONL course, my interest in online education has gradually increased and I feel ready to integrate digital elements into my classes to boost the learning experience. Why blend-it? Blended learning can bring together the best of classroom and online learning. However, like 'the art … Continue reading Topic 4: Blended learning

Topic 3 Collaborative learning

No man is an Island, entire of itself (John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1572-1631) These weeks, we have learned about collaborative learning at the ONL course.  I have truly enjoyed investigating, discussing and reflecting about this topic. Collaborating as a scientist I like collaborating because it is challenging, enriching and gratificating. Moreover, it is an essential part of … Continue reading Topic 3 Collaborative learning

Topic 2: Openness in education

(Article 16.1.) Declaration of Human Rights (1949): Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. This has … Continue reading Topic 2: Openness in education

Connecting with Science (my take on topic 1)

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ― John Lennon During this first topic, I have reflected on the importance of connectivity for science  and on my own responsibilities in the new digital world. The web of science The scientific progress is fuelled by a constant exchange of … Continue reading Connecting with Science (my take on topic 1)