Collaborative Learning in Digital Learning Environments


Admission requirements

Bachelors degree + 5 hp higher education pedagogy


credits 100%


Syllabus for students autumn 2017

Course Code:
HP621A revision 1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
27 February 2017
Decision-making body:
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree + 5 hp higher education pedagogy


The aim of this course is to explore digital tools and collaborate in an open networked learning environment with colleagues from around the world in a multidisciplinary and cross cultural context in order to be able to make informed educational choice for teaching and learning.


  • Developing Digital Literacies
  • Open Learning and Open Resources
  • Digital Tools and Methods in a Pedagogical Context
  • Networked Collaborative Learning
  • Design for Online and Blended Learning

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should:

  1. be able to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online
  2. be able to make and justify choices of digital tools and forms for collaborative learning on a scientific basis
  3. be familiar with the latest research and new trends in the field of collaborative learning in a digital learning environment
  4. be able to critically reflect on open networked learning

Learning activities

Problem-based learning in open online platforms. Each student will be working in a PBL group with support from facilitators online. Each PBL-group will decide forms for online meetings and communication within the group.
Webinars (synchronously or asynchronously) and tweet chats (synchronously or asynchronously) will be available learning resources.
All students will write reflections on each course topic in their own blogpost.


Learning outcome 1 will be examined by blog reflections
Learning outcomes 2 - 4 will be examined by an individual, reflective written exam.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


The education is provided at the department Centre of Academic Learning.

Further information


18 September 2017 - 18 December 2017 25% Distance (Malmö) Application code: mah-76176

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 7000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 7000 SEK

Open for late application