Learning in communities – why is this important to me? Recently when I started on a course on open networked learning (ONL course), what drew me to this was the concept of learning in communities. In particular, the topic on "learning in communities – networked and collaborative learning" has been of special interest to me. Learning … Continue reading Learning in Communities: Why is it important to me?
“Openness is the breath of life for education and research. Resources created by educators and researchers should be open for anyone to use and reuse" - D’Antoni and Savage (2009) When we say "Openness in Education", are we referring – Is it being open in your practice or is it related to being open with your content? My … Continue reading Openness: In practice or content?
This is the second in a two-part series, where this second post will look at what can students do to be a successful online learner. The first post looked at what strategies an instructor can use to increase student engagement in online courses. Listed below are some strategies that an online learner should keep in … Continue reading Student engagement and participation in online learning (Part 2)
Maintaining and cultivating student engagement in an online course is important to make it less challenging for students to participate. Online learning courses have taken various forms and types – distance learning courses, massively open online courses (MOOC), open schedule online courses, fixed schedule courses, open networked learning courses, flipped courses, blended learning courses, hybrid … Continue reading Student engagement and participation in online learning (Part 1)
Photo credit: "Online ID dogtag" by Gideon Burton on flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 This week's topic on "Online participation and digital literacies" focused on getting us to think about our own identity in the online space. In our own PBL group, someone asked, how did you start moving into the digital space, and how did your identity … Continue reading Online persona
We had our first ONL171 PBL Group 6 meeting, and it was wonderful knowing each other. Ours was such a varied group with members from Brisbane, Melbourne, Singapore, Pretoria, Sweden, France and Finland. Connecting and getting to know them, their work, their interests and passion, was good, we had a virtual tour of their workplaces! … Continue reading PBL group meeting – ONL171 PBL 6
"Collaboration and networking" was a key purpose in me getting drawn towards this course, and Alastair Creelman and others confirmed this at today's webinar! I am excited at connecting with new contacts from around the globe! When I signed up for this course, my main concern was would I be able to keep up with … Continue reading Connecting and networking
My ONL journey has just started. I am looking forward to this journey - to learn from others' experiences, to express my views, to articulate my ideas, to reflect on the discussions.