The course offers 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).

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?

About ONL

The ONL course design builds on open, collaborative and networked learning practices and explores how a problem-based learning (PBL) format can be utilized in an online learning environment. The course pedagogy of ONL includes openness in the educational process, self-determined learning, a real purpose in the cooperative process, a supportive learning environment, collaborative assessment of learning, and, assessment and evaluation of the ongoing learning process. ONL, as a result of using these frameworks, creates an open, collaborative and online learning environment that helps developing a community of practice that can enhance learning in personal learning networks and environments.


ONL is an open online course which addresses teachers, course designers, educational developers and learning technologists in higher education. Stockholm University is no longer a collaborating institution in the ONL project, however, there is still the opportunity to participate in the ONL course as an open or independent learner.

Learn more about the course on the ONL webbpage