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Innovative Collaborative Learning with ICT

Ended Jul 22, 2017

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jun 12 - Jul 17, 2017


5 weeks


3 hrs/week


English or Spanish

Course Type:



Badge, Certificate (free)


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.).


  • 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.

The course is offered in both Spanish and English.

Target Audience: The course is especially aimed at innovative Secondary 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!

Course is offered by Universidad de Valladolid and Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona.

Course Instructors

Juan I. Asensio-Pérez

Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Ph.D.


Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Signal Theory, Communications and Telematics Engineering of the University of Valladolid, Spain. Read More.

He is a member of the GSIC-EMIC interdisciplinary research group on Technology-Enhanced Learning. During the last years he has been involved in multiple research projects about Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), learning design, semantic web technologies in education, augmented reality and 3D Virtual Worlds for ubiquitous learning.

Davinia Hernández-Leo

Davinia Hernández-Leo, Ph.D.


Davinia Hernández-Leo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Serra Húnter Fellow at the ICT Department Information and Communications Technologies Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona. Read More.

She coordinates Learning Technologies research within the Interactive Technologies group, is the ViceDean for Teaching of the Engineering School and the Director of its Unit for Teaching Quality and Innovation. She has extensive experience in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) research and practice.

Sara Villagrá-Sobrino

Sara Villagrá-Sobrino, Ph.D.


Sara Villagrá-Sobrino, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Valladolid since 2012 and member of the interdisciplinary group GSIC-EMIC. Read More.

Her current research efforts are devoted to the study of the educational implications of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) scenarios with special emphasis on fostering teacher’s skills. She has also been the co-leader of a project to identify the needs for the implementation of interactive ICT multi-sensory tools for children with different types of disabilities.

Konstantinos Michos

Konstantinos Michos


Konstantinos Michos is a PhD candidate in the Interactive Technologies Group at the Information and Communication Technologies Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Read More.

He received his B.Sc in Teaching from the University of Thessaly in Greece and his M.Sc in Educational Technology from the University of Saarland in Germany. His research interests lie in the fields of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Learning Design and Learning Analytics.