Category Education

How I made a MOOC

Well, to be fair, it’s not yet a full course, rather a course proposal. Whether it will have the chance to become a real MOOC is unclear yet and depends on your support. But about that later. Taking the #edcmooc dragged me into this whole massive open online course business and I continued with taking MOOCs […]

Wrapping up #edcmooc

As I’ve learned today the Internet likes lists (probably unsurprising in our world of decreasing attention spans). So here comes my list of top three conclusions and impressions of the 5 week long E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC. 1. It’s not the content but the experience In my little study of the blogs in this news feed […]

All is well that ends well?

I’ve been truly impressed by the videos, images, music and presentations that my coursemates have submitted as their final digital artefacts in our E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC. For a long time I was truly puzzled about what I should do as I’ve never been too creative when it comes to arts. In the end […]

Technology in education: part of the problem or part of the solution?

“There is a huge qualitative difference between learning about something, which requires only information, and learning from something, which requires that the learner enter into a rich and complex relationship with the subject at hand.” /L. Monke/ This is a quote from one of the articles of week 2: “The Human Touch” (2004) by Lowell […]

Online Life: Freedom vs. Security

Let me begin this post with a story that I heard from an acquaintance who had recently visited her home country after a few years abroad. She decided to visit the newly built library in the capital and, as she went to inquire whether she needs to get a library card, the librarian just asked […]

The Borders of E-learning

Welcome to the second installment in my mini-series on the 2nd week’s material of E-learning and Digital Cultures! In my previous post I outlined my opinion on the pitfalls of using technology for technology’s sake and the dangers of focusing on the form instead of the content. The topic of this post will be the capabilities and limits of […]

Learning in the Digital Age

Watching the videos and reading the articles of the week two of our E-learning and Digital Cultures class, there were three themes that caught my attention: The role of technology in changing the way we learn; The capabilities and limits of online education; The dichotomy between freedom/flow of information and security/privacy. I wanted to discuss […]

Self-motivation: the challenge

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. /Zig Ziglar/ In one of my last posts I mentioned self-motivation among the five challenges of successful learning online. The ability to carry through that what you have started, and doing it without outside influence, is important in so many ways: […]

Learning online?

I few weeks ago I signed up for my first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on the Coursera webpage: E-learning and Digital Cultures. And it is massive indeed – I will have a little over 40 000 classmates! Quite a lot for five instructors to handle, don’t you think? The idea of MOOCs has really […]