Welcome to topic 5 – Open Educational Practices

Dear friends,

We hope you are all well and have used topic 4 to learn more about flexibility and mobility in learning and teaching and to identify opportunities and challenges for your students and your practice.

It is really lovely that there is so much activity in the ONL community and to see how you capture your learning in your blogs. Groups are also making good progress and we have seen some fantastic pieces of work shared in the ONL community! We want to encourage you all to share in the ONL community, also your experiences and critical reflections from participating in the ONL course so far.

In topic 5 we will discuss open educational practices and you will have the opportunity to reflect on and perhaps identify prospects of opening up your courses. Share your thoughts about and experiences of Open Educational Practices and also take part of the debate around MOOCs. This week, there is a webcast with Kes McCormick from Lund University, about his experience being part of a team developing and running a MOOC. After viewing the webcast, now is the chance to ask questions and discuss in the ONL community where Kes will join intermittently during the week!

If you have no experience of a MOOC you may want to enroll in one, just to have a look. You can find free courses online at platforms like edX, Coursera or FutureLearn! Browse among the different courses, make sure you sign up for one that has started (in order to see the activity). You can sign up for as many as you want, and you are not obliged to fulfill the courses – many people sign up and choose to take parts of MOOCs that is of interest to them.

Let’s continue the conversation in our ONL community!

See you all online,

The ONL team

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