The ONL152 journey was certainly an interesting one; as the course kicked off I was really not clear about the direction it would take – instructions seemed a little vague and the group I was in also seemed to be unsure of how we should proceed. In time, however, the discussions became richer and a cross-pollination of ideas and experiences really made the whole process really worthwhile.
Before signing up for a course such as this I think it is really important to carefully consider the demands on one’s time – it is definitely not a case of ‘popping in’ once in a while to see what is happening- not if you are wanting the experience to be meaningful. I certainly found this aspect of the course a real challenge – albeit worthwhile!
The scenarios we were given provided us with interesting ‘starting points’ for our discussions, however 2 slight adjustments would have made these discussions even better:
1. If we could have been provided with them the beginning of the course rather than only having them released at the start of each new topic.
2. If at least 1 of the scenarios was one that pushed us a little more; beyond one that merely focused on someone’s fear, anxiety, confusion, suspicion etc.
In hindsight, I really enjoyed this course and the opportunity to engage in this manner – both with the open community and with the members of my group (3).
May the course, and its facilitators, continue to grow and improve!!