Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

2 – 6 December 2019

During this concluding week, peers and facilitators will reflect on and share learning experience from ONL as well as look ahead to see how this will influence our present and future practice. Many questions arise: what effect has the learning experience from this course had on your development of personal learning networks and environments? And in your own professional practice? What were the benefits and what were the challenges? What are the next steps?

Activities for all learners

During this topic we want you to focus on your learning blog. We also have a challenge for your group: to post a summarizing picture (meme) before the Webinar. This meme can also, with advantage, be used as the final presentation for the community if you wish. Otherwise you are free to design your final presentation using the preferred tool in agreement with your group.

Learning blog

Based on your previous reflective posts and experience gained throughout the course, summarize and critically reflect on your learning and development. We would like to remind you that this post is mandatory if you want to receive your ONL certificate. The final summarizing blog post should contain approximately 400 words. You can use the questions below to guide your reflection:

  • What are the most important things that you have learnt through your engagement in the ONL course? Why?
  • How will your learning influence your practice?
  • What are your thoughts about using technology to enhance learning/teaching in your own context?
  • What are you going to do as a result of your involvement in ONL? Why?
  • What suggestions do you have (activities and/or in general) for development of eLearning in your own teaching or context?

Share your reflections

Please share your thoughts on what it has meant for you to be a member of this ONL community, in your blog and also maybe on Twitter?

Join us for a final webinar!

The intention is to share experiences and to have a discussion on various aspects of the ONL course. In this webinar, the organizer will also share inside information about the ONL course. Please observe, that prior to the webinar we would like to challenge your group to upload two posts into two padlets (See group challenge below). Furthermore, we would like you to interact and comment on different topics, using a microphone and camera. See the event page for further information.

Continue networking – stay connected!

Continue to use your Twitter account – find ONLers and follow them to promote further networking even after the course is finished! Are there other social platforms you could use for further networking?

PBL group work

Use this week to look at what the PBL group has achieved during the course, in terms of your insights of both group process and outcomes. There is one challenge (meme) and one task (tips) we would like the groups to do before the webinar.

  • Summarize your group discussion as a meme

The group challenge for this topic is a meme which you could also use as a final presentation if you wish. The idea is to summarize your group discussions, your previous presentations and your conclusions into a very short text with a descriptive picture (this is called meme). You can, for example, focus on what you’ve learned, your group learning process or the insights you will bring to your future practice. For this task, you can use the meme generator ImgFlip

When you’re ready you shall upload it to this Padlet and include a short description and links to your previous group works (see an example of a meme in the Padlet). It would be great if you could upload it before the webinar on Wednesday. You can continue to improve your meme after the webinar if you need.  

You will have the possibility to introduce your thoughts behind the meme during the Webinar. Depending on the time we would like some groups to present their meme in the upcoming webinar. 

ONL192 Example of a meme

  • Post tips to the participants in the next ONL course

Discuss what advice and encouragement you would like to give to the participants in the next ONL course. What have you struggled with, and how did you overcome that? What benefits did you have from this course? Etc. 

Post it in this Padlet and we will present it to the ONL201

Resources (optional)

Marc Reyes, Kristi Kaeppel, and Emma Bjorngard-Basayne (2018): Memes and GIFs as Powerful Classroom Tools

Mr. Allen 2018:Imgflip tutorial YouTube

Open Universities rapport Innovating pedagogy 2019 available here 

NMC Horizon Report 2019 available here.


By the end of this topic, you will have had the opportunity to:

  • reflect on and share learning experiences from the ONL course
  • with your PBL group reflect on how the group work has influenced your learning
  • reflect on and share how to use gained knowledge in current and future practices


webinarFinal webinar, Wednesday 4 December, 11.00-12.00 CET


During this topic I have:

  • Attended the final PBL group online meetings
  • Contributed actively to the group’s work reflecting and summarizing
  • Contributed actively to the group discussion
  • Commented on some colleagues’ blog posts
  • Written my final summarizing blog post for the course
  • Studied the recommended resources for this topic.