First Steps into Digital Education (1): Pedagogical Patterns and Algorithms. A Primer.

In a nutshell: Once we start thinking in terms of pedagogical patterns, we are handed the keys to Blended Learning. We can make informed decision about which parts of our modules to design online and which ones face-to-face. This is an introductory session that demonstrates how the world’s most complex pedagogical philosophies, such as Problem-based Learning (Barrows, 1992, 1996) and Design Thinking (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, 2020; Stanfordonline, 2016, 2018) can be conceptualized within…
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Remembering Prof. Howard Barrows: Notes on Problem-based Learning and the Schools of the Future

Me: “Howard, can I ask you a more general, philosophical question? Considering all your pioneering work in Problem-based Learning, how would you imagine the school of the future?” Howard Barrows: “To start with, there would be no subjects. There would be no isolated classes for students such as geography, chemistry, accounting, history and so on.” Me: “How can this work? What is the point of abandoning specialised subjects?” Howard Barrows: “It is the designed learning…
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The Advent of Online Education (Part I)

The following entry has been inspired by my participation in ‘Effective Online Tutoring’ with Oxford University. Part I explores broadly the current trends in online education and its pedagogical implications. A PDF-version of this post is available at  The Advent of Online Education – Part 1 1. Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: The Pragmatist’ Approach to Empower Learners 2. Graduate, Postgraduate & Professional Online Courses: Tutor-based  Environments for Elites 3. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Educating…
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