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Enrollment is Closed


This course was originally a component of the 2016 program for the EDXY.NET collaborative network. It was run in February and March as part of the preparations for the LATINA Summer School that took place in Oslo June 20th - July 8th 2016.

The archived version of the course may now be taken as a stand-alone unit.

Section 1: Grammar of Schooling In this section we look at some basic traits or patterns that determine how higher education is conducted in our time. We will refer to the building blocks and the customary rules for putting them together as the dominant "Grammar of Schooling"

Section 2: Socio-Technological Change In this section you will learn about early design ideas for global computerized interactions based on the contributions of Vannevar Bush, Douglas Engelbart, Gordon Moore and Tim Berners-Lee.

Section 3: Presentation In this section you will learn about a few important principles and techniques for visualisation and video/audio presentation of learning materials. This includes basic knowledge of still image photography, how to create suitable slideshows for video recording, and how to use the Office Mix plug-in for Powerpoint.

Section 4: Interaction In this section you will learn how to create engaging tasks and exercises for students on the web. We call these tasks Pedagogically Programmed Interactions - PPIs. The section covers quizzes, learning paths and simple gamification principles for knowledge generation.

Section 5: Publishing In this section you are introduced to (i) the creation and curation of ebooks in the ePUB format; and (ii) the making of MOOCs using the Open edX platform.


Participants are university level students or graduates having a general familiarity with computers and the Internet.

Course Staff

Helge Hoivik

Helge Hoivik

Helge is a professor in digital documentalism and e-learning.

Tord Hoivik

Tord Hoivik

Tord is an associate professor in library and information science (retired).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, all recommended readings will be freely availanle on the web.

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