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FMJ3336 Educational Aspects in Energy Technology 7.5 credits

Course memo Spring 2021-1

Version 2 – 05/18/2021, 12:45:36 PM

Course offering

Spring 2021-1 (Start date 22/03/2021, English)

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Energy Technology

Course memo Spring 2021-1

Course presentation

The Course "Educational Aspects in Energy Technology (EAET) - FMJ3336" will be given to students in a partial self-study form each year from Spring to Fall. This course aims at preparing students for modern pedagogical way of teaching: the students are expected to acquire multi-frontier perspectives of learning and teaching in a modern audio-visual environment. The course is related to the Life-Long Learning Initiatives and Pedagogical Methodologies developed in the Division of Heat and Power Technology (HPT) in which broadcasting of lectures, remote access to world-wide learning, peer-assessment of knowledge gained are essential ingredients, combined with a substantial effort of automatically corrected assignments and exams.

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course participants will receive detailed instructions towards using the highly sophisticated audio visual equipment/communication in the two “Energy Learning Theatres” at EGI.

Seminars will be given to address the issues in teaching and in supervising project work students. Training will be provided to build up highly qualified course assistants (and future teachers). Experienced lecturers and testimonials from course assistants will show and discuss the qualities and challenges present in course assistance.

One part of the course will be the establishment of an e-teaching material in the student’s research area. The student should adapt the educational material into an e-learning chapter with the use of modern educational computerized multi-media tools (to be selected together with the examiner) and preferably with a high degree of interactivity. Technical, pedagogical and multi-media aspects and skills shall be considered. During the development of the educational material, students will evaluate the learning material, and give suggestions for modifications.

The topic of study is selected together with the examiner. It should consist of one or two chapter(s) (corresponding to a 2-3 hours lecture or more) of the undergraduate curriculum given at a university within the EXPLORE Energy platform. The student should study the existing material in detail, and read related materials.

The course will treat the general philosophy regarding interactive and computerized education. Individual readings and summary reports are part of the course. As part of the discussions, an evaluation will be presented regarding what students so far have considered to be the pros and cons of the present interactive learning material developed by different teachers at EGI, including remote lab exercises, pod-casts of lectures, Explore Energy and E-learning platforms, etc.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of the course is to make graduate students act as an educational entrepreneur in a global context, with the aim to bring education outside the traditional approach. The course participants will gain experience by actively joining course seminars, by performing assigned individual readings followed by group discussions, and by supervising students/planning & assisting a course.

After the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Implement pedagogical approach within a course in line with student centered learning approach and constructive alignment concept
  2. Develop interactive learning material and on-line exam/exercise suitable for e-learning
  3. Give lecture/ presentation/ seminar with modern audio-visual interactive tools, such as video showing, live software demonstration, online video conferencing, use of multimedia among others in line with integrating technologies in education and one of the following
  4. Acquire methods in supervising BSc/MSc thesis students to be independent researcher/scientist, or
  5. Apply new pedagogical thinking in ongoing courses as a course assistant

Detailed plan


Content Overview

Assignment for the following session

Session 1


- Interactive learning philosophy in a global perspective

- Presentation of learning platforms: Canvas, Compedu, Udacity, Udamy, Edx, Learnify and others.

1A. Read and comment on Part 1 of “E-Learning in the 21st Century : A Community of Inquiry Framework for Research and Practice” (1 page ±10%)


1B. Research and reflect on online/distance education (0.5 page ±10%)

Session 2

E-learning and Lecture Material Development

- e-learning/blended learning material presentation from existing courses

- What to avoid when developing course materials

- Discussion on assignment 1A.

2A. Write a reflection on the book “Teaching in a Digital Age- Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning” (Choose 1 chapter and prepare a PPT)

2B. Review and criticize three online e-learning materials (prepare PPT slides)

Session 3

Course Assistantship

- Overview on course assistantship

- Tutorial on lecture recording, podcasting

- Administrative guide on taking in interns, BSc, MSc thesis students

- Presentation of assignment 2B.

3A. Reflection on being a course assistant and thesis supervisor (1 page ±10%)


3B. Design the to-be-developed e-learning/blended learning material

Session 4

Canvas Platform

-Training session on Canvas

-Presentation of Automatically Corrected Exercises, MCQ, online exams, and others

-Presentation of remote lab

-Presentation and discussion on assignment 3A and 3B.

4A. Reflections on the use of filmed and remote lab as well as automatically corrected exercises (0.5 page ±10%)


4B. Read and comment part 2 of “E-Learning in the 21st Century : A Community of Inquiry Framework for Research and Practice”. (1 page ±10%)

Session 5

Life Long Learning

- Presentation of educational MSc and PhD programs at EGI

- Walkthrough and peer knowledge sharing of technical equipment for courses

- Discussion on the prospect of community of inquiry in assignment 4B

5.A. Continue developing e-learning/blended learning material

5.B. Read and reflect on gender equality, diversity and equal opportunities see appendix B3 (1 page ±10%)

Session 6

Gender equality, diversity and equal opportunities

-Presentation of equality and diversity at KTH and in education

- Discussion on assignment 5B

6. Finish developing e-learning/blended learning material send for peer review

Session 7

Peer Review

- Peer review and defense on the newly developed learning materials

7. Update learning materials according to comments

Session 8

Final Project Presentation

8. Peer grading for course credits


Preparations before course start


E-Learning in the 21st Century : A Community of Inquiry Framework for Research and Practice

Publisher: London: Routledge

Author: D. Randy Garrison

ISBN: 9781138953550. 9781138953567. 9781317357599. 9781317357582. 9781315667263

Available online through KTH online Library


“Teaching in a Digital Age- Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning”

Authors: A.W. (Tony) Bates and Bates, A.W.

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

Available online:




Examination and completion

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in exercise, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

(Section below is not part of the syllabus)

Hand in exercise ( INL1 )

Project ( PRO1 )

Other requirements for final grade

The assessment criteria in the appendix are to be fulfilled to at the minimum C grade to pass the course.

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Round Facts

Offered By

ITM/Energy Technology

Language Of Instruction


Course offering

Spring 2021-1 (Start date 22/03/2021, English)


Communication With Teachers

All coomunication is done through Canvas or by email.

Course Coordinator