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Here, I will discuss topics, and current trends on open, online, flexible and technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT), including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational resourses (OER), Open Educational Practice (OEP, and Open Educational Culture (OEC). In addition I will discuss current trends and news related to quality, innovation, serendipity, rhizome learning, agility, and leadership.

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Innovating Pedagogy Report 2017

The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out. This time in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE). It’s the sixth year they have been published thanks to Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples on pushing this through. At start the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. The early ones focused very much on technology, but as they have progressed they have moved away from this to more pedagogy, and socially focused issues.

The ten trends covered this year are as follows

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Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement - BLQE 2018_CSEDU 2018

The 10th International Confernce CSEDU 2018 on Computer Supported Education will be hold 15-17 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. I will host a special session on Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement - BLQE 2018. Read more here


Blended learning embraces personal quality learning. This widely recognized and personalizable method engages, facilitates, and supports learning. UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning emphasize this approach, as it makes learning more flexible and convenient. This will help students be part of a global digital society The blended learning model requires changes in the roles of teachers and learners. These changes are accompanied by shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.

Topics: Renewed focus on quality Role changes Implementation and next practice Shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Promotion of students be part of a global digital society.


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The Blended Learning Ecosystem. The State of the Nation

Blended Learning ICDE Insight Paper 2017 compressed

Ebba Ossiannilsson Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education, Vice President of the Swedish Association for e-competence, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Focal Points of Quality, ICDE_ON_BOLDIC, EDEN EC, EDEN Fellow, EDEN SIG on TEL Quality Enhancement, Open Education Europa Fellow and Ambassador.

During the 27TH ICDE World Conference, 16-19 October 2017, Toronto, Canada, ICDE  released the third installment of its ICDE Insight Papers Series.

Ebba Ossiannilsson, author of the 3rd ICDE Insight Paper on BLENDED LEARNING, STATE OF THE NATION provides an overview of what readers can expect from this publication. The report can be downloaded from here 

This blogpost on blended learning can be followed my the ICDE Blog as well https://icdeblog.com/2017/10/02/the-blended-learning-ecosystem-taking-control-and-orchestrating-learning-pathways/ 

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The PADAGOGY Wheel V5 now in Swedish

Padagogiska hjulet V 5It is a great pleasure, and honor that I got the opportunity to translate the Padagogy wheel V5.0 by Allan Carrington, to Swedish. Please see links as below.

Translation Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

Det är en stor glädje att berätta att det Padagogiska hjulet V 5 nu också är översatt till svenska. Redan har hjulet översatts till mer än 25 olika språk. Hjulet är nu större och med fler valmöjligheter för aktivitetsverb och aktiviteter kategoriserade  enligt Bloom´s kognitiva områdeskategorier. I hjulet finns också mer än 180 utbildningsappar  för båda plattformarna Apple iOS och Android, se länkar nedan.

Översättning Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

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Blockchain in education

New report of interest from EC and The Joint Research Center (JRC). The report focus on the benefits of blockchain for education, and gives eight scenarious how it can be applied.

Blockchain is an emerging technology, with almost daily announcements on its applicability to everyday life. It is perceived to provide significant opportunities to disrupt traditional products and services due to the distributed, decentralised nature of blockchains, and features such as the permanence of the blockchain record, and the ability to run smart contracts. These features make blockchain technology-based products or services significantly different from previous internet-based commercial developments and of particular interest to the education sector – although education, with some minor exceptions, is not currently perceived to be high on the agenda of most countries with national blockchain initiatives. In addition, currently stakeholders within education are largely unaware of the social advantages and potential of blockchain technology. The report was produced to address this gap.

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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