Online collaborative learning across borders in the Open Networked Learning course.
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Open Networked Learning (ONL) is an open online course developed in collaboration between educational developers at different institutions. ONL is offered as a course for teachers at partner universities and for open learners from different countries. It provides opportunities for teachers to learn about, experience and reflect on what collaborative networked learning can mean for their own teaching practice and context. The design places learners in heterogeneous online problem-based learning groups, thus creating interdisciplinary and multicultural groups. Experience from seven course iterations and results from evaluations and a recent study on participant’s perceptions of how the ONL design supports online learning and collaboration will be presented and discussed.