Reflection of ONL 202
For this blog post I want to reflect upon the last ten weeks, for which I have been a part of the Open Networked Learning course and I want to reflect my experiences with the help of guiding questions that have been provided by the ONL facilitators.
In old “FISh”-tradition I have gathered my thoughts through the use of an online board named “Miro”.
What are the most important things that you have learnt through your engagement in the ONL course?
I only realized later on in the course that it was a challenge for me to work in this international course because the ways of thinking were very different from each other. However, in the end, the result for me was that I was much more thinking in different directions.
Also, I enjoyed and experienced first-hand to closely work together with a team that I have not yet met in person which is also something that my students experience at the moment. I can reflect much better now on what matters for their courses.
Content wise I learned to theoretically and practically consider different aspects that are important to form a well working learning community
Because this was my first time to have such an experience and actually experiencing it is very valuable in my eyes.
It was wonderful to learn about some theoretical information and in the process realizing that it is actually practiced what is preached.
How will your learning influence your practice?
Spending closer detail to the structure and composition of a course.
Also, I want to closely consider looking into forming a course on a social and emotional level.
What are your thoughts about using technology to enhance learning/teaching in your own context?
Well, at the moment it is not really an option to decide whether to go online or not. This course has motivated me to look for inspiration and be creative with inline learning. I think online learning has great potential to facilitate different forms of learning.
I don’t think solely online learning is an option for my courses in the future, however, those different forms of learning can connect a group differently than face-to-face interaction, so online teaching might be a way to connect/integrate courses in depth. A blended learning environment is what I would like to facilitate in the future.
What are you going to do as a result of your involvement in ONL? Why?
I would like to take the inspiration into my teaching style.
Being more open, getting inspired and engaging with different ideas and methods can have a profound effect on my own experience. Taking this experience and actually including some practices into my teaching is the goal.