Playful Online Dialogues




In this course module, you will be introduced to the theory behind, pedagogical practice of and technological set-up around Playful Online Dialogues. You will get access to videos, examples. exercises and hands-on materials for carrying out your own Playful Online Dialogues in teaching or learning contexts using videoconferencing tools.

More specifically, you will - in a playful and experimenting way - learn about:

  • Online teaching and learning through dialogue;
  • Theoretical underpinnings and pedagogical practicalities of carrying out online dialogues;
  • Pedagogical and technological set-ups for carrying out online teaching and learning through dialogue;
  • Scripting your own Playful Online Dialogue and carrying it out in a concrete teaching or learning context;
  • Communicating your knowledge to others and drawing inspiration from others' teaching and learning practice around online dialogues.

Below you find a TED-talk by Celeste Headlee who talks about how to have a good and meaningful dialogue that might serve as a brain-booster for thinking about the potentials, pitfalls, challenges and possibilities of doing online dialogues in teaching and learning situations.

How to Have a Good Conversation | Celeste Headlee | TEDxCreativeCoast


This module have been developed by  Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media (CUDiM), Aarhus University, Denmark. The module development has been led by Rikke Toft Nørgård  from (CUDiM).


In the following table, you will get a short overview of the content you will find within the different units of SEE ONE, DO ONE, TEACH ONE, REMIX ONE and RECAP as well as some insight into the offered learning exercises and expected learning outcomes of the units.




  • Theory on communication, dialogues and online dialogues in educational contexts
  • Benefits, potentials and challenges of using online dialogues in teaching and learning
  • Dialogical pedagogy and concrete examples of pedagogical setups
  • Readings on dialogic pedagogy, online dialogue and teaching online
  • Videos on dialogic pedagogy, online dialogue and teaching online
  • Interactive content on dialogic pedagogy, online dialogue and teaching online
  • Reflection journal for entries on thinking about playful online dialogue
  • To understand the dimensions of communication, types of dialogues and the theoretical underpinnings of online dialogues
  • Gaining an understanding of how online dialogues can contribute to learning.
  • Insight into key aspects of dialogical pedagogy
  • Reflections on different pedagogical set-ups for online dialogues
  • Overview of video-conferencing toolsand technologies
  • Insight into similarities and differences between central video-conferencing tools
  • Experience with preparing and setting-up online dialogues
  • Choosing videoconferencing tool and pedagogical set-up
  • Creating checklists for what to think about before, during and after carrying out online dialogues
  • Interactive content on tools, technologies and practicalities of online dialogues and teaching online
  • Planning and carrying out your own playful online dialogue
  • Reflection journal for entries on thinking about playful online dialogue
  • Understanding what video-conferencing software are and reflecting on their pedagogical possibilities and limitations
  • Knowing how to set up your own online dialogue and what to think about before, during and after
  • Insight into how to script an online dialogue and then carry it out
  • Knowledge on blog post characteristics.
  • Knowledge on writing blogposts and teacher blogposts.
  • Reflection on the pedagogical practice of using online dialogue in teaching
  • Reflection on the experience of using videoconferencing tools in own teaching
  • Viewing examples of teacher blogposts
  • Writing reflection points on the practice of  online dialogues in the reflection journal
  • Filling out the other half of the scripting template as preparation for the Teach One blogpost
  • Writing a Teach One blogpost
  • Insight into how the playful online dialogue worked as a teaching activity
  • Insight into the teacher blogposts
  • How to communicate your teacher experience to others
  • How to write a teacher blogpost
  • Knowledge about the concept and practice of remix.
  • Reflecting on remix as a potential approach to creativity and innovation in teaching.
  • Knowledge about how to move your teaching practice forward through drawing inspiration from and building upon others' teaching practice.
  • Viewing the video-series "Everything is a Remix".
  • Reading other participants Teach One blogposts on online dialogues.
  • Commenting on other participants blogposts.
  • Remixing your own Teach One blogpost through commenting on it.
  • Participating in the Play&Learn DigiMedia Community.


  • Knowing what remixing is and how it can be used as a method for innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Experience with remixing
  • Learning how to modify and use others' teaching experiments in own practice
  • Summary and recaps of the different units in the module Playful Online Dialogues
  • Reflection journal entries to summarise what was most important to you in the module and reflect on how to move forward.
  • Evaluation of achivements.
  • Gain insight into what you have learned


After this short overview of the available content, exercises and learning opportunities in the Playful Online Dialogues module, you are now ready to move into the module and start learning about online dialogues.In the next unit called SEE ONE you will gain insight into the theory behind and knowledge about dialogue, teaching online and the 'what', 'why' and 'how' of using playful online dialogues as a way of teaching and learning.