Topic 1 – Navigating the Seas of Online Participation and Digital Literacies

In today’s interconnected world, the digital landscape has become an indispensable arena for learning, collaboration, and growth. As I embarked on the journey of joining an Open Networked Learning (ONL) community, I found myself immersed in an environment where participation and digital literacies reign supreme. Reflecting on this experience, I’ve come to appreciate the nuances […]

How did I get here?!

I’m attending the ONL 241 course which is very challenging as I don’t have much available time (as many other people). But I’m finding it very interesting and useful! Last week I watched the recording of the webinar with David White which was very inspiring. David challenged the participants to draw a map of their […]


Topic 1#ONL241 Finding My Place in the Digital Ocean

Last week’s webinar inspired me to question myself, am I a digital Resident or a Visitor? White and Le Cornu’s framework suggests that Visitors view the web as a toolset, while Residents see it as a community – a place to connect and share with others (White & Le Cornu, 2011). I use various platforms […]


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 […]

Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies

Who in the teaching community has not heard of the theory of “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”, as proposed by Marc Prensky (2001)? Personally, I must admit that I had not read the original essay by Prensky. I had come into contact with Prensky’s concepts, however, especially that of digital natives, as his ideas had … Continue reading Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies