Author Archives: Nitin Williams

About Nitin Williams

Post-doctoral researcher in Neuroscience Methods at Aalto University, Finland

Topic 4 – Applying the COI framework

Figure 1. Influential Community of Inquiry (COI) framework developed by Garrison R., Cleveland-Innes M., and colleagues. Teaching has traditionally been through lectures to large classrooms of students. However, recent advances in technology, combined with new theories of learning and new … Continue reading

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Topic 3 – Synergistic collaboration

A painting of four monks, by Claudio Rinaldi (1852-1909 CE) (Dorotheum, Munich) / Wikimedia Commons Collaborative learning is when the learning outcome by a group, is greater than if the group members had learned individually. Learning often happens in group settings, but … Continue reading

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Topic 2 – The Teacher of Tomorrow

Image by Iñaki del Olmo from Unsplash Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made it possible for several people to learn topics and subjects they would not otherwise have had access to. Furthermore, many MOOCs … Continue reading

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Connecting Week – looking back, looking forward

Image by TheAndrasBarta from Pixabay I am a bit late on my Connecting Week post, which actually gives me an opportunity to reflect from afar on that week of introductions and on meeting my group members: I am blessed with … Continue reading

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Topic 1 – reflections

Figure. Graphic illustration of my online software usage, categorised by use modes (visitor/resident) and use contexts (personal/professional) It’s been a hectic but fascinating two weeks! We have received a massive amount of information on making sense of one’s digital identity, i.e. … Continue reading

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