|17 – 23 September
Welcome to Open Networked Learning!
First please watch the course introduction film.
During this week the focus is to get familiar with the learning spaces you will be using on the course. This is a week for trying out the different tools and platforms we will be using on the course. Next week you will be connecting with your PBL groups and getting to know each other.
Activities for all learners
Getting started with ONL181: main course site
All the information you need about the course is available on this main course site. The ONL site is where you will find information and guidance for participation in the ONL181 course. The site also serves as a blog where the course team regularly posts information about the course
Getting started with Google+
Google+ is the social network platform where all the course activities, discussions and sharing take place. Everyone on the course will belong to the main ONL181 community. This is where groups can post their collaborative work and general discussions take place. You will also belong to a closed group for your PBL group where most of the course work will take place.
Getting started with Google Drive
Google Drive is a place where you can store files, documents and folders and share them with your colleagues. You will be using this in your PBL group work, writing collaborative documents and sharing meeting notes and slideshows etc. Here are two films to help you get started.
Learning blog – reflection
The course reflections are an important part of your learning process. In ONL you will publish your reflections on each topic on your own blog. Five blog posts are required if you want to receive a certificate for the course. Instructions and suggestions for this will be posted for every topic.
If you have any questions about using the learning spaces mentioned above or any other difficulties in getting started with the course we have arranged a number of drop-in video meeting times where one of the course team will be waiting to help you.
The helpdesk times will be scheduled as follows (check time zone converter):
By the end of this week, you will have had the opportunity to:
Open Networked Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. Blog post by ONL student, co-facilitator and contributor Kay Oddone (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)