University of Valladolid (Spain)
University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

Designing and implementing Collaborative Learning with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a challenge for both novel and experienced teachers in face to face and online contexts. It requires a good understanding of social learning and hands on experience.

This course offers a pragmatic approach to the use of ICT tools for supporting Collaborative Learning in everyday teaching practice. The course introduces well-known Collaborative Learning techniques as well as a web-based community environment for facilitating the design and enactment of those techniques using widely-used technological tools (Virtual Learning Environments such as Moodle, web 2.0 tools as Google Drive, etc.).

This course has 4 main objectives:

  • To know and apply well-known strategies for structuring Collaborative Learning situations.

  • To design “non-trivial” Collaborative Learning situations with the help of purpose-specific ICT tools.

    • Beyond the use of a discussion forum or the collaborative writing of reports).


  • To implement (and test) Collaborative Learning situations using existing ICT tools.

    • Virtual Learning Environments (e.g., Moodle).

    • Web 2.0 tools (e.g., Google Drive).

  • To reflect and discuss about the barriers and emerging problems that arise when trying to apply Collaborative Learning strategies using ICT tools.

Target Audience: The course is especially aimed at innovative Secondary, Vocational Training and Higher Education teachers (both in-service and pre-service). Nevertheless, teachers from other educational levels/domains are also welcome. Indeed, everybody interested in the innovative use of technology for learning is welcome!