This course seeks to provide colleagues at the university with a platform for academic development with a specific focus on the challenges and possibilities facing university teachers of today. "Hybrid" means that you are able to choose to attend the seminars online or at campus. The first and last seminar will be held exclusively online. (Note: The autumn term 2021 can be held fully online due to the pandemic situation.)

In other words, the course allows you as a course participant to continuously choose to participate on campus or online for each seminar. This means that participants will participate in the classroom and online synchronously and seminar activities will include a mix of physical and online participation.

Disposition of the course

The course builds on the principle of professional exchange of experiences and ideas among university teachers and  require active participation in all sessions. The course is organized around seminar sessions and workshops introducing specific themes inviting discussion and reflection on issues of relevance to teaching in higher education, such as:

  • Pedagogical principles and research on student learning
  • Educational design for flexibility and inclusiveness.
  • Education design with regard to intercultural aspects
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Models for educational reflection and educational development

The course includes seven mandatory online seminars, and three workshops. In addition, it will be both individual work and collaboration between the seminars. All seminars will last from 9.00 to 11.30.

The hybrid course format

The content of the UL1 course corresponds to the content and learning objectives of other UL1 courses. However, there are some course requirements, in addition to the ones below, and information that only applies to UL1 Hybrid English:

  • You should divide your participation between online and physical. The number of seminars is seven and you must participate on at least two occasions online and physically in the classroom respectively.
  • Together with the course registration, you agree that the course is documented and used as empirical data for the continued development of teaching methods.
  • The hybrid form requires you to use a headset and webcam when participating online. When you participate on campus, you need to be able to use Zoom and a web browser via computer, tablet or mobile.

We are looking forward to these hybrid seminars which hopefully will give us all knowledge and experience of the hybrid form of teaching.

Course requirements

  • Mandatory participation in the seminars which involve preparatory work and an asynchronous discussion in relation to each seminar session.
  • Write a personal reflection of your own approach to teaching.
  • Conduct two peer reviews.
  • Take a self-paced module on Regulation in higher education
  • Take a self-paced module on inclusive education
  • No technical or online skills needed.
  • The workload is equivalent to 5 full weeks, i.e. 7.5 ECTS credits (hp).
  • You are also required to take part in three of the workshops in CeUL's or Civis program. Register as soon as possible for the workshops as the number of participants are limited. You can book workshops which takes place throughout the semester. They don't have to be during the course period. Please, note that some CeUL workshops are in English and some in Swedish.

After this course you will be able to articulate your pedagogic stance both in relation to higher education research and based on exchange of experiences with other university teachers.

CeUL Workshop program
Civis Workshop program


Schedule Autumn 2021





Wednesday 6 Oct 9 11.30 *Online seminar
Wednesday 20 Oct 9 11.30 *Online seminar/**Campus seminar
Wednesday 27 Oct 9 11.30 *Online seminar/**Campus seminar
Wednesday 10 Nov 9 11.30 *Online seminar/**Campus seminar
Wednesday 17 Nov 9 11.30 *Online seminar/**Campus seminar
Wednesday 24 Nov 9 11.30 *Online seminar/**Campus seminar
Thursday 9 Dec 9 11.30 *Online seminar
Venue / Find your way  

*Online seminars are held in Zoom (guide on how to install an log into Zoom)

Zoom works better with a computer and headset!

Update Zoom to the latest version before each seminar. If you are a Mac user, open your Zoom application on your computer, go to the menu and select “Check for updates” and install the upgrade. If you are a Windows user, open your Zoom application, click on your profile picture and select "Check for updates".

** Campus meetings: ALC-room, Södra Husen, bldg.E, Room E225

Language English

Course leader

Seminar leaders

Dr Ulf Olsson, Department of Computer and System Sciences Stockholm University

Dr Meeri Hellsten, Departmet of Education and Curtis Reed, Department of Education, and Elisabeth Åman, Student Services, Stockholm University.

Dr Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren, Stockholm University

Stefan Karlsson, Department of Computer and System Sciences Stockholm University

Course literature
  • Book: University Teaching in Focus Edited by Lynne Hunt and Denise Chalmers. Routledge.
  • Readings to be downloaded during the course.


Course seminars are mandatory. Participants who gain a pass will be entitled to a certificate.


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Terms and conditions: Participation is free of charge for all employees at Stockholm University. Your application is processed within a few working days and you will receive a message through the signup system with instructions on how to complete your registration. After that your registration is binding. In case of cancellation later than two weeks ahead of the course your department will be debited a cancellation fee of 2 000 SEK. By signing up you confirm that your registration is approved by the Head of (your) Department or equivalent.


Registration for the course Professional development course 1 Teaching and Learning: Hybrid HT21