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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Bett show 2017

Last month the Bett show (the British Educational Training and Technology Show) was held in London (UK). I joined a studytrip from SURF. We were with a group of around 25 collegueas from across the country. There were colleagues from SURF, University of Leiden, Hanzehogeschool, ROC van Amsteram, Graafschap College and Hotelschool The Hague, amongst others. The Bett show was quite an experience. I was there for 2 full days, and still didn’t see everything (and[…]

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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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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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