Sorry, it’s no longer possible to join the open course ONL171 – but we welcome you to sign up for ONL172 starting in September

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!

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 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). ONL172 is offered by Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Linnaeus University (Sweden) and Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (South Africa) jointly, and other collaborations are under discussion.

The course warmly welcomes learners from other universities and contexts!

You can join as an:

OPEN LEARNER: You study independently following the topics, writing blog posts and taking part in the discussions in the main open community
– the only thing you do not do is participate in a PBL group.

OPEN PBL-LEARNER: You study within a facilitated PBL group with other learners (both open and institutional).

INSTITUTIONAL PBL-LEARNER; You study within a facilitated PBL group with other learners (both open and institutional).
You are affiliated to one of the organizing universities and are enrolled to the course through your institution.

You can read more about how to participate and course requirements.

Open invitation to collaborate!
We would welcome other Higher Education institutions, both nationally and internationally, to collaborate with us in this course. If you are interested in including your learners in the PBL groups, the idea is that you also supply a group facilitator for each five/six learners from your institution.

Please get in touch with us for further discussion!

The ONL course is an open educational resource, licensed under Creative Commons, and you are most welcome to use it at your institution without sharing the PBL part with us. In that case, please register and follow the course as open learners, take part of all the material and participate in the synchronous activities (webinars and tweet chats) to your liking.


September – November 2017

11 weeks

3-8 hours/week


If you are affiliated to any of the participating institutions please register within your institution below. The below links also include information specific for each institutions, like on-campus meetings.

Karolinska Institutet

Lund University

Linnaeus University

Independent Institute of Education