For this reflection I am using the guiding questions:
- What are the most important things you have learned through your engagement in the ONL course? Why?
That collaborative work can be fun and enriching! In the ONL course I have learned how a functioning Blended Learning course can be designed, how much influence the participants have (facilitators as well as group members) and that different experiences can be really valuable. I have also learned that group work can be fun and that there does not necessarily has to be the phenomenon of people not engaging. It can be really motivating when the group dynamics are good and the meetings are well-organised and well-documented.
- How will your learning influence your practice?
In the future I will work as a teacher at school. My vision is to implement Professional Learning Communities within school and exchange ideas about Didactics, paedagogy and generally good-practice examples.
Another thought is to try out a Blended Learning course but I am not sure whether I could implement that at school. For projects it might be a good idea to blend synchronous and asynchronous meetings.
Also, I would like to share more openly and make my teaching material open access. That would take some time (and more experience) in the teaching world but it is always good to have a vision, I guess.
- What are your thoughts about using technology to enhance learning/teaching in your own context?
I really like the idea of using technology to IMPROVE my learning and teaching. For my personal development there are great MOOCs or other courses on coursera. Also, I can imagine to use AI to make lesson plans better or get ideas for different methods. A good way of using AI for the students would be to use it as feedbacker. The only issue is data protection and the regulation from the country/state/ministry.
- What are you going to do as a result of your involvement in ONL? Why?
I tell others about it! Also, I really much appreciated the idea of a Professional Learning Community and want to engage more with people who have same interests. I think I can learn so much by exchanging ideas, sharing ressources and just work together on the same topic!
Thank you for the great time and getting to know inspirational people. I have really enjoyed it.