The next iteration of Open Networked Learning, ONL172, will start in September 2017! 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 14 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.

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).

Date Time Venue
September 19 9-12 Course start with a face-to-face meeting at the university at Växthuset, SUB
2 – 15 October  

Topic 1: Online participation and digital literacies

webinar  Webinar: Digital literacies with Sara Mörtsell – Thursday 5 October 9:00-10:00 (CEST). Webinars will be recorded.
  Tweetchat: Digital literacies – Tuesday 10 October 20:00-21:00 (CEST).

16 – 29 October  

Topic 2: Open Learning – sharing and openness

webinarWebinar: Open learning with Kay Oddone – Thursday 19 Oct 9:30-10:30 (CEST). Webinars will be recorded.

Tweetchat: Open educational practice. Wednesday 25 October 12.00-13.00 (CEST)

30 October – 12 November  

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

webinarCommon course activites will be added. Webinars will be recorded.

13 – 26 November  

Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

webinar Common course activites will be added. Webinars will be recorded.

Friday 1 December 10:00-11:30

Topic 5: Lessons learnt – future practice

webinarFinal webinar

The coming seminars and meetings during October and November are all online.

Language English
Course leader Ulf Olsson, DSV

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.


For admission the following applies: You must be a department staff member at Stockholm University. Registration must be confirmed with and approved by the head of department or director of studies or equivalent.

Full attendance is necessary if you are to benefit from this course. Your department will be debited 2000 Swedish crowns, if you are not able to attend. However, participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University.