Open Networked Learning, autumn 2018 (ONL181)

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ONL is an open course, organised by the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in collaboration with other Higher Education institutions nationally and internationally.

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!

For more information please see the homepage where you can view the previous iterations (latest iteration is autumn 2017; ONL172).

The aim of the course

The aims of the course are to offer participants opportunities to explore and gain experience from collaborative, open online learning in order to understand the value, possibilities and challenges of using digital tools to support teaching and learning.

Target group and entry requirements

The course is available for employees at the Karolinska Institute and others (eg. county employees) who teach/supervise students at Karolinska Institutet.

Participation in the ONL course builds on having basic pedagogical knowledge. We therefore recommend to have studied the 5 week course “Grundläggande högskolepedagogik”/ “Teaching and learning in Higher Education” or equivalent prior to this course.

Course delivery and ways of working

KI offer its teachers to participate in the open course as a continuation course on pedagogy in higher education equivalent to two weeks of full-time studies, i.e. in total 80 hours. Thus you need to be prepared to allocate 6-8 hours per week for course-related work.
The course constitutes qualifications in application for docentur at KI (read more about application for docentur here).

Learning activities will to a large extent be based on work in mixed PBL groups with 6-8 learners from different universities and contexts. Each group will have their own online working spaces and have one-two online meetings each week (decided within each group) as well as work in discussion forums and common files in between the meetings. In addition to PBL group work and the offered common course activities, you will also be writing an individual learning blog!

Time frame

The Open Networked Learning autumn 2018 runs for about 11 weeks, starting on Thursday September 13th 13.00-16.00 with a with a face-to-face meeting on campus.
The rest of the course is online with some course common learning activities (like webinars) and there will be regular on-line meetings within the PBL groups (as decided within each group, in the registration we welcome your input for which meeting times that usually works for you so we can take that into consideration when assigning the groups).

The course ends in the beginning of December, when the final blog reflection should be uploaded.

Registraton closed

(For late registration please send an e-mail to education administrator Karin Wrangö)


Maria Kvarnström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 836 24
Organizational unit: Unit for Medical Education and Technology (UME)


Lars Uhlin

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 838 07
Organizational unit: Unit for Medical Education and Technology (UME)

Educational administrator

Karin Wrangö


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