Open Networked Learning is an online course for university teacher who wants to learn about how to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online. Extend you professional network meeting colleagues from different universities, disciplines and cultures. Together you will learn to develop teaching using digital tools and methods in a pedagogical context as well as getting updated on research and trends in online learning. The next iteration of Open Networked Learning, ONL191, will start in February 2019! We are preparing for another exciting course and hope you will join us.

Would you like to

  • Learn about how you can create collaborative and flexible learning environments online?
  • Learn about using Problem Based Learning in an open setting?
  • Extend your professional network?
  • Try different digital tools and methods in a pedagogical context?
  • Get updated on research and trends in online learning?

If yes – here’s a course for you!

Open Networked Learning (ONL) is aimed at teachers, educational developers, learning technologists and course designers in Higher Education, who want to develop teaching using digital tools and learning environments. The course gives the opportunity to explore and try collaborative learning in an open online learning environment with colleagues from different universities, disciplines and cultures (nationally as well as internationally).

Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL) offers teachers at Stockholm University to participate in the course as a continuation course on pedagogy in higher education equivalent to two weeks of full-time studies. There are only 12 spaces on the course for teachers at Stockholm University.

Participants at the ONL Stockholm University course will, under the supervision of a CeUL educational developer, attend the open course and certain specified course requirements will have to be completed. 

The course requirements are basically to follow the open course; participate in a PBL group, do regular writings of reflective blog posts and write a summative final reflection on own learning and future practice. It is possible to combine this course with other duties as the online seminars will be recorded and you and your group decide when you will have your online meetings.

You will study in mixed groups with learners from other institutions. Participants from Stockholm University will, in addition to the common ONL activities, also form a Stockholm University group with opportunities to meet in real life at the university campus and there will be a Google+ community with university specific information and possibilities for discussions. The workload is equivalent to 2 full weeks, 3 ECTS credits (hp).

Schedule to be announced.
You can find information about the 2019 iteration at

However course start is on February 18th 2019.

Date Time Venue
18 Feb 13-15

Course start with a face-to-face meeting at Stockholm University Library, Room Växthuset


Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies


Topic 2: Open Learning – sharing and openness


Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning


Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning


Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

The coming seminars and meetings during March and April are all online.

Language English
Course leader Tore Nilsson, Institutionen för språkdidaktik

You are most welcome to contact or for more information about the ONL Stockholm University course.

Course certificate

Participants who gain a pass will be entitled to a certificate.

Registration, terms and conditions

Participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University. Your application is processed within a few working days and you will receive a message through the signup system with instructions on how to complete your registration. After that your registration is binding.

In case of cancellation later than two weeks ahead of the course your department will be debited a cancellation fee of 2 000 SEK. By signing up you confirm that your registration is approved by the Head of (your) Department or equivalent.