Welcome to the start of Open Networked Learning (ONL152)

Dear colleagues,

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




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


Registration for Open Networked Learning autumn 2015 is open!

Dear colleagues,

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).

Kind regards,
the ONL team

Welcome to the topic about Supportive Learning Environments

Dear friends,

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