MJ3336 Educational Aspects in Energy Technology 7.5 credits

Kunskapsaspekter inom energiteknik

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (3.0 credits), P4 (4.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

Information for research students about course offerings

This course is offered yearly from March to November

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:

  • Implement pedagogical approach within a course in line with student centered learning approach and constructive alignment concept
  • Develop interactive learning material and on-line exam/exercise suitable for e-learning
  • 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
  • Acquire methods in supervising BSc/MSc thesis students to be independent researcher/scientist, or
  • Act as course assistant by applying new thinking into the respective courses

Course main content

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.


Seminar Overview:

Session 1       Introduction

  • Interactive learning philosophy in a global perspective
  • Presentation of learning platforms: Canvas, Compedu, Udacity, Udamy, Edx, Learnify and others.

Session 2       E-learning and Lecture Material Development

  • E-learning material presentation from previous course participants
  • What we do wrong in developing course materials
  • Discussion on chapter 1 of “Distance and E-Learning in Transition”

 Session 3       Course Assistantship

  • How to act as a course assistant
  • Tutorial on lecture recording, podcasting
  • Administrative guide on taking in MSc thesis students
  • Presentation of e-learning materials reviews and improvement proposals

 Session 4       Canvas Platform

  • Training session on Canvas
  • Presentation of Automatically Corrected Exercises, MCQ, online exams, and others
  • Presentation of the to-be-developed material outlines and structures
  • Presentation of remote lab

 Session 5       Life Long Learning

  • Discussion on the prospect of lifelong learning and Community of Inquiry.
  • Walkthrough of technical equipment and learning theater
  • Presentation of educational MSc and PhD programmes at EGI

 Session 6       Peer Review

  • Peer review and defense on the newly developed learning materials
  • Group discussion on the book chapters

 Session 7       Final Project Presentation


Basic Communication & Teaching (courses LH200V/FHL3000)


"Distance and E-learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges"
Publisher: Jointly by ISTE and Wiley
Editors: Ulrich Bernath, András Szűcs, Alan Tait, Martine-Vidal
ISBN: 9781848211322
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: https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/

“Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry”
Authors: Norman D. Vaughan, Martha Cleveland-Innes, and D. Randy Garrison
ISBN: 9781927356487
Available online: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120229


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

Requirements for final grade

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

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Justin Chiu, justin.chiu@energy.kth.se


Andrew Martin <andrew.martin@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.