Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

30 November – 6 December 2020 

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? How did the COVID-19 pandemic influence your thoughts about online learning?

Activities for all learners

During this topic we want you to focus on your learning blog. We have also a challenge for your group: to post a summarizing picture (an image macro or a meme) before the Webinar. This meme is your final group presentation for the community.

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. 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 challenge

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 (image macro or meme) and one task (tips) we would like the groups to do before the webinar.

  • Summarize your group discussion as a meme (or image macro)

The group challenge for this topic is a meme (or image macro) which is your final group presentation. 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 image macro or 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 (see an example of a meme in the Padlet). It would be great if you could upload it before the final webinar on Friday. 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 (or memes) in the upcoming webinar.

Read about the difference between MEME and image Macro


  • Post tips for 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 ONL211


In the Webinar – Lessons learnt – future practice on Friday 4 December, 10:00 – 11:00 (CET) we will reflect and discuss our experience from this course and how we will move forward. Try to connect five minutes in advance. See the event page

RESOURCES (optional)

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

Fantastic memes and how to use them, 2016, Higher Ed live (Video interview)

Mr. Allen 2018: Imgflip tutorial YouTube

Open Universities report Innovating pedagogy 2020 available here

NMC Horizon Report 2020 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
  • reflect on how the group work has influenced your learning (in your PBL group)
  • reflect on and share how to use your newly acquired knowledge in current and future practices


webinarFinal webinar, Friday 4 December 10.00-11.00 CET


During this topic I have:

  • Attended the final PBL group online meeting(s)
  • 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