Expanding possibilities for student participation in online learning environments for practice-based teaching


  • Signe Louise Yndigegn IT Universitetet i København
  • Rikke Gammeltoft Gerwien




online teaching, practice-based learning, digital learning spaces


Developing primarily practice-oriented university courses for an online format challenges
pedagogical ideas about learning communities, participation, and involvement in learning
situations. Here, we report on a didactic design experiment, the aim of which was to design an
online learning environment that supported practice-based learning and in which possibilities for
participation were strengthened and expanded. The experiment was conducted during a 14-week
university course on co-design, in which the teachers designed different digital tools and learning
activities to strengthen the students’ feelings of belonging and community and student-to-student
inspiration. The topics discussed in this paper include how to rethink teaching practices in relation
to online digital learning spaces and—a new practice that emerged from the design experiment—
how to create “in-between spaces.” These spaces can be considered slow spaces that support
reflection and discussion, are less exposed, and can be created within and between lectures.


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Yndigegn, S. L., & Gammeltoft Gerwien , R. (2022). Expanding possibilities for student participation in online learning environments for practice-based teaching. Tidsskriftet Læring Og Medier (LOM), 15(26). https://doi.org/10.7146/lom.v15i26.130939