Topic 2

Today more and more courses are given on the Web. The old personal interaction between teachers and students are disappearing. I feel that this is sad. If one has a course with hundreds of students a Web course is appropriate. The managers at universities are also often happy with web courses because one teacher can […]

Reflection for Topic 1: A Brave New Leap

I have always tried to keep up with technology in my teaching. When Word Perfect emerged in the 1980s for crafting documents, I learnt it. When email was required for correspondence with colleagues and students in the 1990s, I learnt it. Then the Microsoft applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. became the norm, so I […]

Topic I

I feel somewhat insecure when posting information on the web. The general rule that what you have posted, you can never take back, is still true.
When I study my trash mail, I can find emails that have been sent using information that I have had on the…

Topic I

When working with an online course or in an online environment one has often to work with a lot of tools. If the number of tools is too high the user often gets confused. Here are the 33 tools I use on a daily basis in my work. If I am enrolled on an online […]

And now, for something completely different…

Final reflections Journey. Ride. Rollercoaster. These are the words that keep being used when we discuss this course in my PBL group. There is no doubt about it. ONL221 provided me with a course experience like nothing I have ever experienced before. Learning by doing. For real. One thing I have certainly learned is how […]

The world out there I had no idea about

Reflections on Topic 4: Learning design Every topic in this course has provided me with “wow-moments”. I have realised many new things. But none as much as Topic 4. Much of what we have covered earlier in the course came together here, with new perspectives on how to plan, implement, and evaluate courses. During this […]

A network is not the same as a community

Reflections on Topic 3: Learning in communities – Networked collaborative learning Have we not always been told the importance of networking? If we connect to people and start cooperating we can create networks that make us successful. A win-win situation for all involved, right? Little did I realise that when looking a little deeper, networks […]

Open is not the opposite of private

Reflections on Topic 2: Open Learning – sharing & openness Learning from materials that others share online is inspiring, fun, and time saving. Both for professional teaching and privately. I happily share my materials with colleagues and friends. However, open sharing of materials I produce to strangers online is not anything that I have really […]


The intimidating B-word

Blog. Why is this B-word filling me with such anxiety? A 400 word “personal reflection” feels like a piece of cake. A blog post, on the other hand, sounds such a challenge. Rather awful. I must try to understand why, because it does not make sense. I enjoy writing, it comes natural to me. I […]


The ONL course represents, in my opinion, the remarkable effort to adapt teaching and learning to technology. Once acknowledged that technology impacts our daily way of living, working, and communicating, this course provides a wide range of topics (too wide, I would say, to be grasped by teachers not in pedagogy) to reflect on the […]