Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

… the end of journey… or just the first step This was the last week of the ONL221 course. This week we reflected about what this course was about, what we learn, the experiences that we shared and the tools that we will bring to our future practice. Personally, I believe that this course was […]

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

When Covid arrived in 2020, and we had to close the university and move online, I wish I knew about all the opportunities that online would bring to my teaching practice. At the beginning, it felt impossible to be able to teach online 200+ students a topic that usually is taught on a classroom, specially […]

Reflections on my journey

This final topic came so quickly that among our daily duties I suddenly realized it was our last meeting, last webinar , last task to be completed… When I look back at these hours since February 2022 which I spent on reading , watching, talking and writing I feel  satisfied as well as fulfilled. I […]

Topic 2: What is openness and how to use it?

The overall theme for the second topic of the course was openness in education, in all its manifestations. The scenario for this topic read as follows: “As the current pandemic situation evolves, a return to full in-person teaching and learning seems highly unlikely and the expansion of online education is likely to continue. How do […]

How to blend in person and online teaching

Design for online and blended learning Topic 4 concerning the design for online and blended learning seemed for me even more difficult than previous ones. I was afraid that we would have to prepare a given syllabus to show that now we know how to do it whereas I still am not sure. Luckily we […]


Topic 3 – Collaborative Learning

… where we did everything but work collaboratively. This is end of topic 3 in the ONL221 course, and it was hard. Let me start from the beginning… Topic 3 was focused on Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning. As its name implies, this was about our experience working in teams or having our […]

Learning in communities versus network learning

When I read for the first time topic 3 title I thought we would share experience about our teaching and learning processes that we conduct in different communities. I suspected that we would talk about teaching young students, adults or adults in their working environment, e.g. a company. This is what I do as a […]


Topic 2

Open Learning – Sharing and Openness Topic 2 was all about what do we think about openness. Openness is defined by The City University of New York as “the principle of freedom of access by all interested persons to the underlying data, to the processes, and to the final results” ( And then, Bronwyn Hegarty […]


I have started rowing…

Sharing and openness is with no doubt obvious feature of open learning. However for many of us it seems really difficult to come to terms with this fact. During our PBL group meetings and discussions some of us(including me ) expressed their fears connected especially with the issue of “sharing”. Working for different institutions we […]