A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao Tzu, n.d.). So the journey starts for ONL181 and the South African participants. We started off with a great 'bang' by introducing ourselves on the WhatsApp group that was created as a support mechanism. However, we had to use Bitmojis. My Bitmoji, greeting … Continue reading ONL181 Starts with a Bitmoji & Zest!
So last night we had our last group discussion, and it was a bitter-sweet affair. We had started out as a group of people with disparate backgrounds with varying levels of IT skills and digital literacies, yet we became a team with amazing synergy, energy and dedication. Why did this group differ that of other … Continue reading Last reflective post of ONL162
The journey of ONL162 has given me a lot of insight into the dynamics of group work, and how there can be a perceived value derived from such group work that can only be realised through the role of an established and seasoned facilitator who has a vested interest in molding the group. So if … Continue reading The role of facilitators within online activities and courses
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. - Simon Sinek (Source: https://www.facebook.com/simonsinek/posts/10151677160491499) I have been exposed to various group work and found that it is not often that the group turns into a team. It is intriguing to find what makes … Continue reading Social Learning
Wiley (2010) proposed in his TEDxNYED talk that we faced a reformation of the 21st century in the form of openness as a result of the innovation of Internet. He drew reference to the 15th century printing press technology revolution, and how it was stunted by the "most draconian restrictions on information dissemination ever, something … Continue reading The Reformation of the 21st Century?
The first week of research and finding our way as a group has been interesting. It made me think carefully of both what the concept of Problem Based Learning was, as well as what our individual digital identities were and how this impacted on our interactions and learning. As a group we have faced challenges on … Continue reading Problem Based Learning & Digital Identity
I started this blog a year ago as part of my course work for my studies. I am now reviving the blog for the course I am doing (ONL162), as I believe the concepts and work covered share common traits - albeit the work is broader in ONL162 as the blog was for one subject … Continue reading Joining ONL162
The role of theory" and reflect on how will you will use theory to understand your problem? What theory is most appropriate for you and why? The role of learning theory in research is that it should guide the type of questions one asks. If a particular intervention has been developed in a principled manner, … Continue reading The Role of Theory in Researching a Problem…
Our overnight task for the fourth night was to read Selwyn's (2014) chapter "Technology and education - why it's crucial to be critical", and reflect on the following instruction in relation to his chapter: Read Selwyn chapter "crucial to be critical" and think about how you could be more critical of your own ideas and … Continue reading Is it Crucial to be Critical in Educational Technology?
Tonight's overnight task was to read Selwyn's chapter on how it is "crucial to be critical", and to relate this to our individual task. However, given that we have a group project due in less than 48 hours, I felt that I would not be able to do it justice tonight, as my focus does … Continue reading Tonight’s Reflection…