Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) course by Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies 

Tallinn University, Cyprus University of Technology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Universidade Lusófona and Comenius University in Bratislava invite PhD and MSc students as well as educational professionals (e.g. higher education lecturers, instructional designers, eLearning developers, educational researchers) from foreign universities to participate in our BIP-course, the physical part of which takes place in Tallinn from June 10 to 14, 2024.

Course description

The BIP-course starts on May 13, 2024 with a virtual part, continues with the physical part during 5 days in Tallinn, the mesmerizing capital of Estonia, and concludes with one more virtual learning week in June to sum up the experience. Upon completing the programme, the students will receive 4 ECTS credits.

Name of the course: Learning Experience Design - in Higher Education (4 ECTS)
Target group: PhD, MSc students and Higher education staff
The course focuses on five main topics: 

  • Foundations of Learning Experience Design (LED).
  • LED in practice.
  • Plan and Prototype the LED journey.
  • Evaluation and iteration in LED.
  • Future Trends in LED

The course intends to help students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for designing an effective and efficient learner-centered instructional designer strategy to facilitate both distance and in person education practices. The aim is to plan, prototype and evaluate the LED journey.

The course will have an intensive blended format of six weeks. During the first 3 weeks we will be engaged in distance training including mentoring sessions, reading the training resources and sprint preparation for the physical week. During the physical week the training team will meet and work face-to-face at Tallinn University in Estonia. After the physical week online recap meetings are planned.

In teams the students will plan and prepare a learning experience journey and evaluate it with potential students to ensure that the proposed learner-centered instructional designer strategy is effective and efficient to reach the proposed learning objective.

Funding for students

Students can apply for the Erasmus grant offered by their home university. Tallinn University will cover much of the food but the accommodation and some of the food costs the students must cover themselves. No additional payments will be asked from the university's side.


Students from different European universities will travel to Tallinn on Sunday 9th June 2024, enjoy 5 days of face-to-face lessons, activities and exchange, and return on Friday, 14th or Saturday, 15th. The travel days can be different for students who wish to spend more time in Estonia. At the university, there will be some afternoon events, including an excursion in Tallinn old town. These events will be free for all participants and some include snacks or food.

Practical information

Deadline for students to register: April 1, 2024.

With questions regarding the content of the course you are welcome to contact the responsible lecturer Sonia Claudia da Costa Sousa (

With questions regarding the administrative side of the course and the registration link please contact the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator Maria Saar (