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Internationally, universities are undergoing renewal because of technological and social
changes that both increases the importance of open and flexible learning, as well as
makes it practicable. Net-based education makes it possible to create courses where
students can collaborate and share knowledge globally. Collaborative Learning in Virtual
Communities, with the working title Sesame, is a cooperative project between Blekinge
Institute of Technology, BTH, and University of Pretoria, UP that has intention to provide
a course like this. The aim of this collaboration is to initiate research in, as well as to test,
and evaluate methods for net-based collaborative learning to see how this can provide
new perspectives for students and lecturers in both countries. One key concept in the
project is ?internationalisation at home? and this means interaction and knowledge
sharing between people from different countries, and cultures, without them having to
physically leave their country. In this thesis we describe the phase of constituting Sesame
focusing on the cooperation between the involved parties from the two countries.