Learning is indeed a process which requres practice and time.

Topic 5: Final summarizing reflection

During the ONL222 course, I have come to understand that open networked learning and the increasing plethora of useful digital resources can offer great possibilities for instructors and learners alike. This course was inspiring due to the many good theories, ideas and practices shared within an interdisciplinary forum. Admittedly, at first, I expected this course […]

Importance of cognitive, social, and teaching presence

Topic 4: Improving learner engagement through meaningful group activities

One major concern of tertiary education institutions is the high dropout rate of adult learners from online courses, which is particularly a prevalent issue in asynchronous fully online courses (Kay, 2022). While several internal as well as external factors will determine the decision of students to drop a course, Park and Choi (2009) have identified […]

Learning in collaborative groups and networks

Topic 3: Constructive online collaboration requires intrinsic learner motivation, time, trust, shared values, and a balanced sharing of duties

Scenario 3 draws attention to lacking collaboration among students while working in groups. Capdeferro and Romero (2012) have identified in their research that students often feel frustrated in collaborative learning activities in online courses, particularly due to asymmetric collaboration, a lack of shared values and clear communication, and due to an imbalance regarding individual contributions […]

Topic 2: Openness is a good goal to strive for – regardless of the mode of learning

For good pedagogical reasons, the ONL222 course is a forum which welcomes, fosters, and practices openness. Higher education institutions increasingly often emphasize the benefits of openness[1], with digital open resources and practices contributing to an increasing range of pedagogical possibilities. Generally, following Bali et al.’s (2020) understanding of different forms of openness, it is important […]

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ONL222 Topic 2: Open learning – the journey continues

Now we enter the second week of this topic and we hope you are having interesting discussions in your groups. If you haven’t seen the webinar with Maha Bali from the first week please do so (view recording). This week (Wednesday 26 October 12:00 CEST) you are welcome to join our second webinar with Kiruthika […]

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ONL222 Topic 2: Open learning – sharing and openness

We hope you have enjoyed the first topic and you are beginning to work well in your PBL groups. Now it’s time to move on to our second topic and for the coming two weeks you will be investigating open learning and the challenges and benefits of sharing educational resources and even whole courses with […]

Reflections about topic 5

Hello to all! The aim of this blog is to reflect about my overall ONL course experience. During this short ONL trip, I learned a lot of things. But the first thing that comes to my mind is that I learned to be more open: More open to share my expertise online (via blogs), more […]

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ONL221 Topic 2: Open learning – the journey continues

Now we enter the second week of this topic and we hope you are having interesting discussions in your groups. If you haven’t seen the webinar with Maha Bali from the first week please do so (view recording). This week (Wednesday 6 April 11:00 CEST) you are welcome to join our second webinar with Kiruthika […]