Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

  During my participation in the ONL course, I have gained valuable insights and knowledge that will greatly influence my teaching practice. One of the most important things I have learned is the significance of online participation and digital literacies. The course has highlighted the importance of fostering a sense of community and meaningful interactions […]



What are the most important things you have learned through your engagement in the ONL course? Why? Participating in the Open Networked Learning (ONL) course has been a transformative experience, providing me with a diverse range of valuable learning opportunities and skills that were previously inaccessible. The ONL course has proven to be more than […]


Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

  In collaborating with my PBL group to design an introductory online blended course using the ABC learning method, I gained valuable insights into the process of course design and the effective integration of different teaching approaches. Through our discussions and brainstorming sessions, I learned the importance of aligning the learning activities and assessment criteria […]


INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIONS FOR Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Learning in communities can be considered a process of learning that takes place within a community or social group, which be informal or formal. In fact, learning in communities involves shared experiences, ideas, and perspectives.     Learning in communities can occur through online discussion forums, social media platforms, or even in physical communities e.g. […]

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

Through my group discussions, course webinars, and literature readings, I have come to a better understanding of the role of open learning and the challenges that I need to be aware of. I have also learned about the concept of ‘open educational practices’ (OEP) in higher education and their benefits (Santos, 2019). To begin with, […]


Topic 1: Online Participation and Digital Literacy

As a university researcher and teacher, I rely heavily on digital tools for my work, including communication, research, and teaching. I consider myself a digital resident when it comes to teaching and research activities, but a digital visitor when it comes to social media. Digital literacy is a crucial skill for researchers and educators in […]


Topic 1: Online Participation and Digital Literacies

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the world embracing online learning as commonplace. However, with the new and innovative strategies and design of online learning courses, many students across the world have experienced challenges navigating this new space that can be exciting for some and daunting for others.  To ensure a positive and seemingly smooth experience for […]