great start of ONL171; lots of activity in the common ONL171 community, in the PBL groups and in the blogs!
We hope that you are getting familiarized with the learning environment and connecting with peers and facilitators. We know that the start up might feel a bit confusing, but hopefully it is becoming more clear as the course proceeds…
It was great to see so many people at the introductory webinar! It was with interest that we looked at your expectations and concerns, and we hope to meet most of the expectations and as for the concerns it is very helpful to be aware of them and also that we could sort out some things at the webinar. If you missed the introductory webinar and would like to see it, please have a look at the recording.
We are now starting the second week of the course which means that the first topic begins!
The PBL groups will start working with a scenario and the first topic related blog posts will be made, please find information about topic 1 here.
We are very happy to within this topic offer a webinar with Sara Mörtsell (the program leader of the Wikipedia Education program in Sweden and Education Manager at Wikimedia Sweden); we will hear about and discuss e.g. what does it mean to be digitally literate and what skills do we need to develop for that…Hope to see many of you on Tuesday February 21st at 15:00-16:00 (CET)!
The course team
In this final week of topic 1 “Connecting – online participation and digital literacies” we have already seen some very interesting reflections in the participants’ blogs!
The start of the ONL course seem to have been somewhat confusing (which might not be at all bad) and at the same time enjoyable with connecting to lots of other learners across the world and across context, sharing the same interest for learning and how to develop ourselves as e.g. teachers or educational developers… If you have not had time yet to take part of some blog posts from the other participants, please do and we think you will find it fascinating!
In case you missed the webinar with Sara Mörtsell it was recorded, it was indeed an interesting discussion and seems to have inspired the investigations in the PBL groups.
Towards the end of this week all groups will share their results of investigation of the first scenario, we look forward to that!
Kind regards the ONL team
Finally we have set off for the exciting learning journey of ONL162 and there is already lots of activity in the G+ communities and on twitter! There are almost 80 registered participants (in 11 PBL groups) and there are even more members in the course common ONL162 G+ community where all facilitators and some other people (e.g. previous participants) have joined…
Topic 1 started today; please take part of the information, e.g. about the introductory webinar on Wednesday 28th September, on the course site!
Information and activities for the second and third week of topic 1 will be published at the end of the week.
Today the PBL groups have opened up; those of you who have registered to be in a PBL group (the open learners who chose this way to participate plus all institutional learners) have received an e-mail today with information about which group you are assigned to; please join as soon as possible!
The course team
We are excited to welcome you to next iteration of the ONL course!
Next Monday, September 26th the course will officially start, please find an overview here.
The spaces where most of the activity will take place are the different Google+ communities; the main ONL162 community for all learners opens today for you to join and we hope that you take the opportunity to join prior to the course start (you will need to create a google account if you do not already have one).
PBL group communities will open on 26th September (if you will study within a PBL group you will be informed which group you are assigned to and how to join it).
As you can see in the overview, on Wednesday 28th September 10:00-11:00 (CEST) there will be an introductory webinar in Adobe Connect. In this session we will introduce the course and it is an opportunity for all participants to start connecting!
It is still possible to register for the course as an open learner and you are welcome to tell colleagues who might be interested.
The organizing institutions for this iteration are Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Linnaeus University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (all Sweden) and Independent Institute of Education (South Africa) and open learners from different parts of the world have registered so it will be a truly international learning experience…
Look forward to see you online!
The ONL team
In our timeline we have reached topic 4 – Flexible and mobile learning – please see the timeline below. Please notice that Topic 4 will last for two weeks because of Easter.
This topic will start with a webinar already today Monday 21st March at 10 am (CET) with Dr Martha Cleveland Innes, Professor and Chair of Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University!
It is very interesting to take part of your blog posts, please remember to visit the ONL161 blog padlet and add your blog if you would like to have more readers, and you can find blogs from your peers…
DEADLINES FOR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING BLOG
DEADLINES FOR PBL GROUP WORK
If you are aiming for a certificate you should, in addition to be active in your PBL group, by now have published at least one topic-related blog post (as the requirements include to write topic-related blog posts to at least 4 out of the 6 topics). Read more about participation here.
We wish you all a happy Easter!
Kind regards the ONL team
We are excited to welcome you to the ONL course!
The first topic is connecting and networking and it will give us all the opportunity to connect with and get to know each other and familiarize with the learning environment and tools used.
Please have a look around this ONL homepage where you will find information about the first topic, course design, the learning environment and tools.
The spaces where most of the activity will take place are the different Google+ communities; the main ONL152 community and the PBL group communities in G+, where we will discuss and share ideas. You will need a Google+ account to participate there (see Tools tab for guidance).
Already the first day of the course (September 22nd) there will be an orientation webinar arranged in Adobe Connect. For more information please see the event page.
We are looking forward to seeing you online!
Please see the timeline below
DEADLINES FOR PBL- GROUP WORK
DEADLINES FOR BLOGS
If you are aiming for a certificate (check participate modes and requirements) you should have written your first blog post by the end of this topic. If you are part of a PBL-group you should for this topic be active in discussions and participate in the collaborative work.
Best wishes the ONL team
As previously announced the next iteration of Open Networked Learning (ONL152) will start on September 22th 2015 and the registration for open learners is now open! Please find more information on the registration page and consider joining us – or see the movie below, if you are not yet convinced!
For an overview of the course, please see ONL152 Overview There you will find times and dates for each of the topics and scheduled webinars and activities. Synchronous activities will be added to the schedule in due course.
Google+ communities will be used as the base for communication and collaboration. Joining the ONL community in G+ will serve as a confirmation of your participation in the course. The community will be opened up during the week prior to the start of the course.
You are welcome to subscribe to this ONL site to keep up-to-date (see the right margin, enter your email address and click Follow).
the ONL team
We hope you are all well on this first day of December! Last week was all about openness in education and we know there has been interesting and fruitful discussions going on in the groups. Some of you were able to join the webinar on Friday and listen to Marita Ljungqvist’s presentation about the MOOC project at Lund University. For those of you who weren’t able to join, the seminar was recorded and can be found here.
Today is the start of the sixth and last topic before the concluding week; Supportive Learning Environments. In all forms of education, on and off campus, support is a vital part of the provision. In campus courses we have a tradition, a routine (which may be good or bad) for how students are supported, and since we are around each other at least some of the time, getting and staying in touch with each other is a pretty straightforward business. In online course settings it is easy to feel lost or confused from the start and not always self-evident where to go for help. Support for learners then needs to be available in multifarious forms. This topic is for discussing and reflecting around what constitutes good support and how supportive environments can be created. At this point, we would like to encourage you all to go to the Padlet page of blog addresses and read some blog posts that you haven’t looked at before, and also to comment on them! There are so many interesting reflective posts! Please share your personal experiences regarding different aspects of supporting learning and explore together effective support strategies that do or could work in your professional context.
Please notice that there is a tweetchat on Supportive learning environments on Thursday evening!
Kind regards the ONL team