3-16 October


Activities for all learners

ONL 162 course community

  • Share and discuss experiences and reflections on topic 1.
  • By the end of the topic, take part of what each PBL group shares from their work and comment!

Activity Tracker

  • Add your details and blog address (if you have not already done this)
  • By the end of the topic, complete the section for topic 1 with brief descriptions of your activity.

Learning blog – reflection

  • Write a reflective blog post!
  • Suggested themes for reflection on topic 1 in your learning blog:
    – who you are as an individual in the digital age and what characterizes your journey so far.
    – you may think about your own digital literacy and identity in your personal and professional life, how they are linked
    – what ONL might mean for your development
    – your experiences from ONL so far
    – other reflections on topic 1 readings and discussions.
  • Relate your reflections to literature/resources, using proper referencing.
  • Remember, if you are using photos that are not your own, to use the correct attribution (see creative commons)
  • By the end of the topic, finalize and share your reflections in your blog.
  • Have a look around how others have captured their stories and thoughts and comment in their blogs.
  • Towards the end of the topic there will also be an option for you to add your learning blog to a collection ONL162 blogs.
  • Please notice that writing of reflective blog posts and commenting on blog posts by your peers, are parts of the course requirements to gain a course certificate.

Readings and resources

  • Continue reading the suggested resources for topic 1 and share reflections in the ONL162 community.
  • Have a look at the added readings about Problem-based learning.
  • If you have time do your own search for resources and share what you find might be interested to others in the ONL162 community (post in the category Topic 1)

Twitter (optional)
We would like to encourage you to use Twitter for the ONL course though it is not required. Create a Twitter account if you don’t have one, and you might want to follow @OpenNetLearn and the other learners (facilitators and participants). Remember to use the hashtag #ONL161 when tweeting!


Activities in PBL groups

During these two weeks the PBL group will try out the FISh model for collaborative inquiry into a scenario.

  • Discuss and familiarize yourself with PBL and the FISh design in the context of ONL. View the added readings about PBL.
  • After you have agreed on working practices in the group, start working on the scenario according to the FISh-model. For information and guidance about working with FISh see Learning activities and the guide and templates in your PBL group Google folder.
  • At the end of the topic share your main findings from your inquiry in a creative way in the ONL162 community category “Topic 1”.

Below you have a scenario for your inquiry into Topic 1.


 “I have just signed up to do an online course and I am excited to be there. But I have little experience of online courses and it feels really challenging to get started to connect and find my way with all these new sites and tools. I guess that other participants will be more experienced than me and I feel stupid asking about things. We are asked to create a Learning blog on the web; it feels a bit scary to do this. I do share things on Facebook with friends, but here in the open? I want to keep my private life separate from my professional life. But on the other hand, my students seem to share and discuss in social media and use all kinds of tools and resources. I think I need some guidance in how to become more digitally literate and what competencies I need to develop to keep up with what is expected of me”.


By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to:

– familiarize yourself with the learning spaces and tools for the ONL course

– connect with other participants and your facilitators

– learn about and discuss problem-based, open and collaborative learning in the context of ONL

– explore important literacies to survive and thrive in the digital age as learners and educators

– reflect on and discuss your own digital presence and identity as well as your experiences, concerns and challenges


Webinar: Digital literacies with Sara Mörtsell – 
see event

See other events at the  Course overview