Topic 1: A course, a community, an approach?

I am a professor, teaching in a vet school in Turkey (Erciyes University). It has been about 20 years since I started teaching animal nutrition classes. After all these years, I thought I should justify my classical teaching techniques and the meet the needs of students in learning process through 21th century. Changing became my“Topic 1: A course, a community, an approach?” yazısının devamını oku

Lessons learnt well for the upcoming plans for online teaching/learning – Topic 5

When I started the ONL201 course, the Covid-19 pandemic was limited to Chine only. As the pandemic spread around the world, businesses, social life and education almost stopped in many countries. People stayed lockdown at homes and sought education online. This made the ONL201 more inevitable and more valuable for all educators. Then, we learnt“Lessons learnt well for the upcoming plans for online teaching/learning – Topic 5” yazısının devamını oku

Are you in the mood for learning? (Topic 4)

As we move toward to the end of ONL201 course, we have a good chance to think about a course design of our own, a course in veterinary sciences, in my case, with Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning. I will focus mostly on teaching presence of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) and“Are you in the mood for learning? (Topic 4)” yazısının devamını oku

Drug synergy and collaborative learning (Topic 3)

What’s drug synergy got to do with collaborative learning? The answer is that they are all about working together for the same purpose. Collaborative work creates synergism (potentiation). Synergism comes from the Greek word “synergos” meaning working together. According to the dictionary (Merriam-Webster) definition of synergism, it is “interaction of discrete agencies (such as industrial“Drug synergy and collaborative learning (Topic 3)” yazısının devamını oku

Openness in education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) revolutionize the concept of higher education. The courses do not have to squeeze the learning environment within the classrooms anymore. The value of a MOOC for student learning depends on how learning processes are facilitated, stimulated and assessed. However, before considering these elements of MOOC, joining an online course should“Openness in education” yazısının devamını oku

TOPIC 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

I truly enjoyed Topic 2 more than that of Topic 1. This is probably because of we are getting used to the course’s system and got to know each other better in the group 6 as well as Alastair Creelman, a good facilitator. I spent much more time for this course than I thought I“TOPIC 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness” yazısının devamını oku

Topic 1: A course, a community, an approach?

I am a professor, teaching in a vet school in Turkey (Erciyes University). It has been about 20 years since I started teaching animal nutrition classes. After all these years, I thought I should justify my classical teaching techniques and the meet the needs of students in learning process through 21th century. Changing became my“Topic 1: A course, a community, an approach?” yazısının devamını oku