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Collaborative writing for learning

Enrollment is Closed

Welcome to the online course: Collaborative Writing for Learning!

In this course, you will learn about how collaborative writing can be utilized in both teaching and learning. You will also learn how technological development has brought new forms of learning and opportunities for collaboration.

The course will enable you to facilitate learning activities where your students benefit from the opportunities collaborative writing provides. This will enhance their own learning, while they also acquire interaction competence for their future working lives. The competence you will acquire through the course will also be useful in your own collaborative writing and collaboration.

In this course, you will learn about:

  • how the development of the internet has changed the way we interact, work and, learn
  • collaborative writing for learning
  • different pedagogical approaches to collaborative writing in work and learning processes
  • utilising collaborative writing as a form of learning in different teaching contexts

You will learn through both concrete examples, and research-based, theoretical approaches. You will have the opportunity to try out collaborative writing in your own teaching, or in your own work. In the course, you will meet other interested participants with whom you can discuss and exchange experiences.

The course is free and open to everyone. You can start at any time and spend as much time on it as you want. The course has an estimated duration of 20 hours. You can be issued a course certificate when you have completed and passed the course requirements.


The course is suitable for employees in higher education and anyone else who is interested in digital collaboration and learning.

Course coordinators

Dan Y. Jacobsen

Dan Yngve Jacobsen

Dan Yngve Jacobsen - NTNU is an associate professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at NTNU. He holds a PhD in university pedagogy with a thesis on Problem-based learning in medical education. Dan Yngve was early involved in UNIPED's courses leading up to pedagogical basic competence for new employees. As a member of NTNU's central learning quality committee, he also took the initiative for NTNU's system for training learning assistants (LAOS). He has also led courses at the doctoral level where writing and scientific publishing were main topics. In recent years, he has worked on digitizing teaching and learning as part of NTNU's digitalization program DRIVE, funded by the Rector. Another main focus in Dan Yngve's academic work has been the use of student response systems (SRS) as tools to strengthen peer learning within the framework of large-classes in the lecture halls.

Ole K. Solbjørg

Ole K. Solbjørg

Ole Kristen Solbjørg is Senior Adviser in the Quality Division at NTNU. He has a background as head of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at NTNU, Senior Adviser at Rector's Staff for Education and the Education Quality Division. He ha also worked on digitalisation of teaching and learning as part of NTNU's program for digitalization of the education area, NTNU Drive.

Course Provider


NTNU DRIVE supports students, lecturers, department heads and study program leaders who want to develop digital competence in several ways. We offer open self-produced online courses and help teachers who want to develop their own courses and courses online (NTNU MOOC). We also support professional environments that want to develop their digital competence (NTNU IKU) and facilitate that teachers who want to pilot new digital services get the support they need for it (NTNU BETA).

Learn more about NTNU DRIVE here.

  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    Open, self organised
  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    20 hours