Topic 3: Learning in Communities– Networked Collaborative Learning

After a one week break to reflect on our progress thus far, we were introduced to the third ONL course topic on learning in communities. In particular, we focused on collaborative learning within networks. As a group, we discussed the differences between cooperative and collaborative learning, and the difference between PLCs and PLNs. Our groupContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in Communities– Networked Collaborative Learning”

Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness

Open learning, and their challenges and successes, was the focus of the second ONL course topic. PBL group discussions for topic 2 were spirited, especially because each member interpreted ‘openness’ differently, and had different thresholds of comfort for material they share or make public. From the topic lectures, we were introduced to the 4Rs in sharingContinue reading “Topic 2: Open Learning – Sharing and Openness”


Learning using PLN

PLN or Personal Learning Network is based on learning theories such as connectivism that can leverage internet technologies to connect us to our colleagues, mentors, and professionals to enhance our learning and help us to take charge of our own professional development. PLN theories are extensively addressed here by Kay Oddone. In all areas, developments … Continue reading “Learning using PLN”

Life after ONL

On August I got an email from my university about available pedagogical courses, and ONL cought my eye. After the benji-jump into online teaching on spring 2020, I was eager to learn how it actually should be done. It also sounded very reasonable to study online learning in an online-course and the very international approach […]

What are my personal learning networks?

“Why learn online with other people?” Jon Dron and Terry Anderson ask in their article Teaching crowds: learning and social media (2014). Their answer is as simple and straightforward as the question: because it is possible. At the time when article was written, roughly one third of world’s population had access to internet and the […]

The five-stage-model in the context of design

I was very delighted when I first red about the five-stage-model developed by Gilly Salmon in ONL2020 course. Since the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020 I had struggled to figure out how to support students’ learning online, and there it was – a readily buildt method exactly for that. When discussing the fourth […]

Opening up the design studies?

I have to admit, that I have never found open learning very intriguing question, and definetely not one related to my field. I had actually never really thought of the subject matter before it was introduced to us as second topic of ONL2020 course, and even then I could not see it having any connection […]