Pilot case

Reading project in Arts

Creating a fully online course to support academic reading skills that is flexible and provides an opportunity to cover the foreign language requirements in one course.
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Pilot leader

Signe-Anita Lindgrén
Diane Pilkinton-Pihko


Language Centre


40 students


Aug 2019 – Dec 2019


This project aims to develop a fully online 3-cr course that covers the foreign language requirements and reduces scheduling problems. Although the course includes a spoken component, it primarily focuses on developing academic reading skills through a reading project. The reading project consists of a variety of activities, which are submitted in a portfolio. The activities also include self-assessment and self-reflection.

Platforms and tools


Pedagogical methods

The course applies reading comprehension pedagogy to the main project. It also applies micro-learning principles to the materials. Other methods include cooperative learning, peer teaching, communities of inquiry; mainly asynchronous instruction with possible virtual office hours.

Involved courses

LCA-1111 – Reading project in arts (3 ECTS)


Signe-Anita Lindgrén
Language Centre
Pilot leader

Diane Pilkinton-Pihko
Language Centre
Pilot leader

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