This last week of the ONL Course is all about reflection. That’s why I’m writing a reflection on reflection. My head is spinning… 🙂
In this (maybe) last blog, I want to reflect on how I feel rather than what I have learned. Because I am grateful:
Grateful for this awesome experience (for free, can you believe it?!?).
…for the chance to meet interesting, motivated, smart, creative, inspiring, funny and caring people;
…for the encouraging, supportive, patient and kind facilitators;
…for the great ONL team, the great organisation, the inspiring webinars with top-class experts;
…for an incredible amount of knowledge, resources, tools, posts and comments;
…simply for everyone who put so much time, effort, knowledge and heart into this experience!
If I had realised what to expect in terms of time commitment, I might not have signed up for this course – which would have been a real shame. But I was so excited about the concept of (open) networked learning that I didn’t look too closely at the conditions but just jumped in. And I would do it again – now that I know that it’s totally worth the effort!
Thank you all, it was an exciting journey, and I can take away so much. Some of my learnings:
- Good group connection is not only important to feel comfortable, but also to work together efficiently and productively.
- For me, it’s much more fun in a group, but the combination of independent work, synchronous and asynchronous collaboration makes it richer and multi-layered.
- Even (or especially) people from very different backgrounds can create something extraordinary together.
- It helps to have mindful facilitation, some structure, and a common culture (values, rules)
- Always start with a check-in! 😉
…and many more
So, after the Christmas break, I might be wondering: Now, what comes next? 🙂
December 11, 2022 — 11:35 am
So lovely to read about your experiences of the course. Spot on, if you ask me. Can’t wait to read about what’s coming next. Maybe co-facilitating an upcoming ONL PBL group?! 😉
All the best from snowy Karlstad!
December 13, 2022 — 2:24 pm
Thank you so much Jörg! Yes, co-facilitating is a tempting option…I’m still thinking about it… 😉
December 22, 2022 — 12:04 pm
Hi Karin, thank you for your words. What you describe covers a lot of what I also lived during my first participation. I would like to use your post for advertising the course 😉
December 28, 2022 — 11:16 am
Please, feel free… – if we can motivate more ZHAW colleagues to participate, I am happy to act as a testimonial! 🙂 Thanks for everything!