The course has come to an end…………….or?

Why should I take this course again? I started this course this autumn 2015, and really crashed in this course, so I decided to drop out, but my conscious said something else, But from the start I always had a feeling of being after, all, all the time, and the PBL group were so different, from this I have participated in now, I felt there was one person how did the talking all all all the time and gave no space for others, like me, to give my opinion or ask questions and as soon we started to talk about a new topic, this person already had plans for how to do this presentation and what tools we were going to use, and I haven´t started to think about the topic or read anything, so this was my feeling during all the weeks a participated in the course, which also led to my drop out. Maria was asking me if I wanted to take this course in this spring, due to my drop off, and I answered YES, but really I didn´t want to do it, to get this feeling again of don´t know what to do, don´t know what to say and feel that I have nothing in common, nothing to share and feel like a dummy, who can not contribute to this PBL group anyhow or have any new ideas or sensational to come with.

But to my great surprise, though I was doubtful, the beginning of the course was great when we just tried to get to know each other and get familiar with the home page, replayed and made comments, then we were divided into PBL groups where the main work was going to be done. We held our first meeting and it felt nice to get to know each other and started to plan how we were going to work in this group, topic one started and I was still on the main road and had control over the situation, still, I felt I was active, we had many experiences and knowledge to share and in the group, everyone was “allowed to talk” and nothing was wrong = a feeling of being accepted in the group, and that’s an nice and important feeling, not being afraid to say or give our opinion or ask questions – WOW – and we have also so much fun, that’s also an important component , having fun and laugh, sometimes telling jokes, and this time for me in this course has been like sunshine, every week, I have participated in many ways and I have gotten so much out of this course, not only the tools, it´s the whole concept of taking responsibility and being the leader for some topics, taking notes many times, made my contribution and tried to see things in different and flexible ways, I feel like I´m a social person cause I can handle some of the tools that are in the social world, and also try to see what can be useful for me, as a teacher, when I´m planning a course, learning activities, flexible to participate so the students want drop off a course, way of how to get to students motivated, how to get students engaged and also learn them how to learn and explore new things that can contribute them in their daily work. I feel so much secure to use this tools and I also not afraid of using them cause I know how to do it and where to find them, and hopefully can share this with my students, in the same way as we have done in this course, and have so much fun……… and learn how to communicate in different or flexible ways, get everyone involved, activated, happiness, and that the course and the activities gives something to me that I can take with me, both individually and in the group, cause developing occurs both individually and in relation to others and these components are independent. I mean developing personally and in a private way, the course have had an synergetic effect on me, my own developing, at work and also when I meet friends or talk with them, I see new ways, and say, “shall we try this new way, I don´t know what it is, but let’s have a look and see what it goes for”……………. I think that this course is like life, it´s a roller coaster and I think that’s a part of the developing for a person, cause otherwise there is now developing.

…. and the weeks has passed away and now we are at the end of this course, what are we going to do now? I will be missing our night Adobe connect meeting, our discussions, and reading others blog posts, answer comments and so on. ….. don´t worry Veronica, that’s what you are planning to do with your students now, create a e-learning world for them to and discover so much more then only the learning activities to be done

 

Thank you Maria, for asking me to take part in this course again, and also send me a reminder…………….

Busch Gardens Tampa 156

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Open access, to whom to what and…………… Topic 5

Open Wires

Created by Libby Levi for opensource.com

This topic I experienced that our PBL group has a lot of own experience to share with the rest of the group and that´s real interesting to take part of and to have a more “direct” use in. But I also yhink, as the scenario tells us, many people are afraid of use and share and publish, and get a feeling of loneliness with this, while they give up. That´s a sad situation. Cause using these sources of OER has so many potentials, benefits like saving money, a shared possibility to develop new and productive ideas, get a lots of help from each other, teamwork and collaborating, you have to communicate in any kind of way, I think it’s a good way to get a picture of how creative the learners are and how much the collaborate and help each other, the “classroom is bigger and wider. Yes, as you can see, there are a real chance you can´t lose. My eyes has become more open and wider, and also more curios than afraid, and that´s particularly because of our PBL work , amazing, how people with different backgrounds and experiences can get som much from each other – use it and don´t lose it.

I also have been wondering the last weeks about how this is going to look like for about 50 years, how will this have developed? Some of these future-questions were discussed European Commission at a workshop https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/content/what-future-open-access-publishing

One of the main questions were how the future will look like and a document for some guidelines, which were intended to contextualize and clarify the rules on open access covering beneficiaries in projects funded or co-funded under Horizon 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-pilot-guide_en.pdf

For me, as a beginner I think this document is a great way of starting and trying to use this, both for myself and also from a student perspective, don´t you agree with me. I feel now, more comfortable in what this is, and how I could use them and use I have the courage to try them, use them and recommend them, and I think this is future, and what we will see more of and what will this ONL course look like in a future perspective?