Overview and schedule ONL 171

Here is an overview of the topics and common course activities. Please remember that in addition to this you will have regular online meetings in your study groups (PBL groups). These meeting times will be decided by the group members together.

Connecting and networking

Getting started and connecting 
13 -19 February

Getting started and connecting

During this first important week the focus is to familiarize with the ONL learning spaces, to connect with peers and facilitators and to form groups. You will be encouraged to share expectations, background knowledge, experience and practice and begin to build relationships.


webinarIntroduction webinar: Tuesday 14 February 10:00-11:00 (CET) See the recorded webinar.

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1. Online participation and digital literacies
20 February – 5 March

Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies

During this topic we will explore together important literacies to survive and thrive in the digital age as learners and educators. We will also discuss online participation and your digital footprints. You will be encouraged to reflect on your digital presence and identity as well as your experience of digital consumption, communication, collaboration and creation.


webinarWebinar: Digital literacies with Sara Mörtsell – Tuesday 21 February 15:00-16:00 (CET).
See the recorded webinar

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2. Open Learning – sharing and openness
6 – 19 March

Topic 2: Open Learning – sharing and openness

In this topic we will explore the benefits and challenges of openness in education. We will look at issues around copyright and in particular the open licensing of content (Creative Commons) and how this opens up new opportunities for collaborative learning and development. Sharing and reusing OER (Open Educational Resources) and the consequent development of OEP (Open Educational Practices) will also be examined. Finally we will take a look at the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) phenomenon, the different models of MOOCs and how this is changing the face of higher education.


webinar Webinar: Openness in education with Teresa MacKinnonThursday 9 March 15:00-16:00 (CET)
See the recorded webinar

twitter Tweetchat on open education Wednesday 15 March 19:00-20:00 (CET) See the tweetchat on Storify.

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3. Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning
20 March – 2 April

Topic 3: Learning in communities networked collaborative learning

In this third topic, we will explore aspects of collaborative learning in relation to networked online spaces for learning. To interact and learn together with peers in different formats have become an integral part of student centered education. Technology offers new possibilities for interaction and forming new kinds of social networks, including learners as well as facilitators and experts – but also offers challenges, such as keeping focus on learning processes, not tools, in online environments. You will be encouraged to reflect on the meaning of networked collaborative learning and the development of learning communities in relation to PBL and building personal learning networks and environments for peer support and your informal learning.


webinar Webinar with Alec Couros  – Wednesday 22 March 16:00-17:00 (CET) See recording here

twitter Tweetchat: Alec Couros leads a tweetchatThursday 23 March 20:00-21:00 (CET) See the tweetchat on Storify!

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4. Design for online and blended learning
3 – 17 April

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

For this topic we turn the point-of-view from participation to the processes of designing for learning including scaffolding and facilitation. Learning design is a process that involves analyzing the learner, defining learning outcomes, creating learning activities, determining appropriate assessment methods, testing/implementing the design, and evaluating it. We will consider a couple of frameworks for learning design that will be used in practice when designing a learning environment during the topic.


webinar Webinar with Martha Cleveland-Innes and Stefan StenbomTuesday 4 April 14:00-15:30 (CET)
View the presentation slides and the results of the Community of Inquiry survey conducted during the webinar.

twitter TweetchatTuesday 11 April 11:00-12:00 (CET)

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5. Lessons learnt – future practice
18 – 26 April

Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

During this concluding week, peers and facilitators will share and reflect on learning experiences from ONL as well as look ahead to what this might mean for our present and future practice. What effect has the learning experience from this course had on your development of personal learning networks and environments as well as your own professional practice? What were the benefits and what were the challenges? What are the next steps?


webinar Final webinar: Wednesday 26 April, 11:00-12:00 (CEST)

Please check your local time:
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