Open Networked Learning (201)

Published: 14 January 2020

Want to learn more about how to create and work in collaborative online environments, try out different digital tools that can be used for teaching and learning and at the same time expand your personal learning network? Then we have a course for you!

Open Networked Learning is an online course focusing on the value, opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning with digital tools. You will learn more about digital literacy, Creative Commons, Open Educational Resources (OER) and the latest research on online and blended learning. During the course, you are working in an online and problem-based setting together with participants all over the world.

Course topics

1. Connecting, online participation and digital literacies

2. Open learning - sharing and openness

3. Learning in communities - networked and collaborative learning

4. Design for online and blended learning

5. Lessons learnt - future practice

Course dates

The course is given on February 24 - May 15 and includes 80 hours of work. The course starts with a compulsory meeting at campus Luleå February 25 13.00-16.00 and after that it is carried out entirely online. Note that the course is based on regular synchronous e-meetings and collaborative work online, so you need to set aside time each week for e-meetings and online group work.

Register and contact

Register by February 9 to Karin Bolldén, Note! There is a limited number of seats, where Luleå University of Technology have received six at our disposal. Completion of the course Qualifying course for university teachers (or equivalent) will be a merit in the selection of participants, but every university teacher is welcome to apply and will be admitted subject to availability.

Syllabus (länk till LTU-dokument)

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About ONL

This course addresses teachers, course designers, educational developers and learning technologists in higher education. It presents opportunities to explore a multitude of aspects of open networked learning with colleagues from around the world in a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural context.

ONL course organisers are located at Linnaeus University, Karolinska Institutet, Karlstad University, Linköping University and Lund University. Collaborating institutions are Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet, Linköping University, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Mälardalen University, Stockholm University (Sweden); Aalto University, Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland); Oldenburg University (Germany); Zürich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland); National University of Singapore (Singapore); Educor, Independent Institute of Education (South Africa).