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Blended Learning and Digital Media in Higher Education, 5 hec (HPE305)

Both theoretical and practical, the course highlights issues regarding how digital tools and digital media can be used in higher education to develop and support teaching and learning.

The course deals with questions relating to opportunities and challenges involved in using digital tools and digital media to create effective and stimulating learning environments in different educational setups (campus, blended learning, online learning).

Issues that are highlighted during the course:

  • Planning and design of a pedagogical setup using blended learning.
  • Production and use of digital learning resources in educational settings.
  • Communication face-to-face and/or online, teacher-to-student and student-to-student.
  • Infrastructural resources in the IT environment (learning platforms, personalized learning environments etc).

The course has evolved from the earlier PIL course "Professional Teaching Skills: Design for Learning with Digital Tools" (HPE302), which will not be offered again.

The course is arranged in cooperation with Chalmers.

Course leaders: Thommy Eriksson and Elisabeth Saalman
Send e-mail to Thommy | Thommy's presentation page (Swedish)
Send e-mail to Elisabeth

Syllabus (opens in new window)

Reading list: The current reading list will be available on the web page Litteraturlistor för HPE-kurser / Reading lists for HPE courses no later than eight weeks before the course starts.

Spring 2018

Start date: Thursday 1 February
The rest of the course dates:
See the course schedule (pdf, opens i new window)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe some digital tools and digital media often used in teaching and learning.
  • analyze, from a pedagogical point of view, advantages and drawbacks using some of the most common digital tools and digital media in teaching and learning.

Skills and abilities

  • identify situations where digital tools and digital media can be used to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
  • assess properties of digital learning resources and media characteristics and select appropriate resources in relation to specific learning situations.
  • implement, or prepare for, a well-functioning learning situation, especially regarding the use of digital tools and digital media in the physical and/or the digital space.
  • implement, or make a practical plan for implementation of, a learning situation using digital tools and digital media.

Judgement and approach

  • critically discuss the pros and cons of some common digital tools and their potential benefits in different learning situations.
  • critically discuss issues regarding digital tools in connection to copyright issues, authenticity, integrity and sustainable development.


Fee for not using an allocated place

An allocated place on any of our courses is offered for free, on condition that it is used. Read more about the fee for not using an allocated place

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