Muntgebouw in Utrecht

Peer feedback tools

Last week I visited the Challenge Day that SURFnet organizes on a yearly basis. I was quite a few years that I was present at such a day. On the challenge day we challenge software vendors to show what they can offer for us. The Challenge Day was held at the Muntgebouw in Utrecht (see the picture). There were two parallel tracks at this Challenge Day. Track one as focused on how the modular digital[…]

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Interactive video revisited

Watching an instructional video (even if it is a short one) is quite passive. This might not lead to the best possible learning result for a student. But there’s is solution for more actively engaging students with a video. This can be done with what we call interactive video. At the University of Twente we have recently done some research into possibilities of interactive video.

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NS Groningen

Blockchain in Education

Earlier this month (5 sept 2017) I paid a visit to the conference “Blockchain in Education”. This was held in Groningen. These are my observations from this interesting event. Packed programme The morning session was packed with (short) plenary presentations. In the afternoon we could attend two so-called dialog sessions that could be chosen from a whole list. My guess is that there were around 250 visitors altogether, whereby it seemed to me that people[…]

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Calibrated Peer Review

Through a pointer from my colleague Frank van den Berg I would like to share with our readers what is called Calibrated Peer Feedback: ” Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a web-based, instructional tool that enables frequent writing assignments in any discipline, with any class size, even in large classes with limited instructional resources. In fact, CPR can reduce the time an instructor now spends reading and assessing student writing. ” (source)

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Scoping review Flipped Classroom

Via Google Scholar kun je automatische notificaties instellen op (wetenschappelijke) literatuur met bepaalde titels en/of trefwoorden. Al enkele maanden heb ik bijvoorbeeld een notificatie ingesteld op “flipped classroom“. Er komt bijna elke dag een notificatie via email bij me binnen, met recente artikelen die daar dus over gaan. De resultaten die je krijgt zijn niet altijd even goed en gedegen, maar enkele dagen geleden kreeg ik zeer bruikbare tip via Google Scholar.

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Bericht in Technisch Weekblad

Vorige week is er een Arbeidsmarktspecial van het Technisch Weekblad verschenen. Hierin staat ook een artikel over MOOC’s. Ik ben ten behoeve van dit artikel telefonisch geïnterviewd, en enkele quotes van mij zijn opgenomen in het artikel MOOCs: hoger onderwijs voor iedereen (PDF). Het artikel is niet online te vinden op de website van Technisch Weekblad, tenzij je abonnee bent. Technisch Weekblad is een weekblad voor jonge technici en ingenieurs. Als je jonger dan 30[…]

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