Moving forward

One of my teacher training courses over ten years ago included reflecting on Hattie’s theory of visible learning as well as many other pedagogical perspectives. In student groups, we discussed the importance of teachers seeing learning through the eyes of students and various approaches to empowering students to take ownership of their own learning. There… Continue reading Moving forward


As I embarked on this ONL journey, I am not sure what my expectations were, apart from wanting to learn about learning in a digital classroom setting, however “fluffy” that might sound in writing. What I do know, however, is that my perspective on and my approach to this course has changed over time. From… Continue reading Transformation

Categories and characteristics

On the topic of learning and motivation, it is interesting to reflect on the difference between being a learner and an educator when we talk about Salmon’s five stage model, which is a model we are using in our PBL group (see reference to Salmon’s website below). We can develop competencies that relate to learning… Continue reading Categories and characteristics

Blended learning and exit tickets

Blended learning is an important topic, and the importance of blended learning has been emphasized even more in the past 18 months or so, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Boelens et. al. (2017) have identified four key challenges to the design of blended learning and these are: Incorporating flexibility Facilitating interaction Facilitating students’… Continue reading Blended learning and exit tickets

Thoughts on topic 4

This week we started discussing design for online and blended learning in our ONL course. This will be interesting! In the book Teaching as a Design Science (Laurillard, 2012), the author talks about teaching and learning, and she raises a number of interesting questions on what it takes to teach and what it basically takes… Continue reading Thoughts on topic 4

Maybe next year

March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has shocked the world, and in Sweden, schools are beginning to move from the physical classrooms to digital learning environments. I am told to cancel all physical meetings at work, and to only schedule online teaching with my university students. Keep an open mind, we’re told – find new solutions,… Continue reading Maybe next year


There are many perspectives of openness, and the concept often relates to connectivity and free access to material when we discuss openness in the virtual space. An open access learning community often gives acessibility to material and knowledge without charge, and there are benefits from learning together in online collaboration. There is also a sense… Continue reading Openness

To tweet or not to tweet?

Well, that is the question. About ten years ago I had a Twitter account where I happily tweeted and interacted with others, but then I drifted towards other social media channels. There are so many platforms, so many interactive tools to use in various ways, and if you don’t want to spend all day checking… Continue reading To tweet or not to tweet?

Navigating spaces

There is a lot to be said about digital competencies, and what it actually means to be “digitally competent”, if there even is such a thing (who decides who is digitally competent, anyways?). We live in an ever-changing society, where we have to constantly adapt to new technology, new tools, and new ways of thinking,… Continue reading Navigating spaces