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22 December 2021

Strenghten-Your-Education-Week 31 January until 4 February

The eighth edition of the Strenghten-Your-Education-Week is coming up again! On this page, you will find the complete programme of the week with information about the different workshops. Do you see an interesting workshop or session but are you unable to attend at that time? If so, we may be able to provide you with individual advice or support. Please contact Teaching Support. Are you interested in following a number of workshops during this week? Register here for your chosen workshops! More information

2 November 2021

Student think tank: UU students brainstorm about educational innovation!

How do you involve students in education and educational innovation? Including the perspective of students in the design and innovation of education is very important. After all, education is for the student. That's why Educate-it has developed a student think tank: a programme in which students can give input on educational innovation projects during four sessions that Educate-it is currently carrying out within the UU. In return, they can gain new knowledge and skills. This autumn, the second edition was completed. Below is an interview with Aleid de Jong, project leader of the think tank and participants Dagmar Bon (both pictured) and Sanne de Mooij. Aleid, tell us, how did the student think tank come about?The think tank originated from Educate-it's student engagement project, in which we are looking for ways to involve students in educational innovation. There are various ways of involving students in educational innovation, and one very specific way of doing that is by having them give input for educational innovation projects that are currently being carried out within the UU. In this way, students can really think along about the further development of these projects. To ensure that students could provide targeted input, during the think tank sessions they were first provided with the background and context of one specific project. Subsequently, they could provide feedback on this by means of assignments. Sanne, why did you want to participate in this?I have always enjoyed being involved in thinking about the possible changes within education. I was a master's student at UU and due to corona I only visited the university twice, so for me it was also an additional way to connect with the university and fellow students. Dagmar, how did you experience the meetings?Fun! It gave an extra dimension to my study background in Educational Sciences because it provided me with an opportunity to also apply my knowledge in practice. Besides that, I found it interesting to think about the same topic with students from other disciplines, this provides many new insights. What do you hope will be taken away from the think tank meetings?Sanne: Once, we talked about modularization, where you as a student can choose the subjects that are covered in your study programme. A student from Liberal Arts & Sciences was present at the think tank and modularization is already partly happening within that study programme. During the think tank session, where we mainly saw the advantages of modularization, this student indicated that it is important to keep an eye on the connection between students, because there is much less of a fixed group of fellow students because of the unique composition of the courses. I thought this was an important point and I hope that this will be taken into consideration when modularization will occur more. Do you recommend it to other students to participate in a future edition?Yes, definitely! I found the practical approach to cases very interesting and getting to know students from other educational backgrounds was very enriching, also for your network. Aleid, what do you take away from these meetings for the next think tank?Based on the advice of last year's participants, I am going to try to offer the meetings more blended, so that students can read up on the topic prior to the session and then during the session we will have more time for group assignments and joint discussions of those topics. What is your appeal to students reading this who are also thinking about participating?Of course, education has been undergoing tremendous change over the past year and a half, with the online aspect taking center stage. Every student has their own unique experience with this and we are very curious to hear about those experiences! So do you want to have your say? Then sign up at teachingsupport@uu.nl for the next edition and contribute to developing the education of the future.

11 October 2021

Continuous training hybrid education

Questions about hybrid teaching? Drop by during a walk-in The first teaching term is well under way and teachers are finding their way around the classrooms. Some find it easier than others. Because there are still many questions about the set-up for hybrid education, we offer extra training sessions. It will feel very uncomfortable if you don’t know what to do when you're in front of a classroom full of students and a number of remote students are also taking part. Some preparation is recommended. It is not difficult, but it does not happen automatically either. Training moments Would you like to practice in a hybrid classroom and hear more about the possibilities? Then come along to one of the walk-in training sessions. These will be organised in October and November on Monday afternoons from 13.00 to 17.00 hours and on Thursday afternoons from 13.00 to 17.00 hours in room 1.042 at Bolognalaan 101. During these walk-in sessions, you can receive an explanation and try out the system for yourself. There will be colleagues present who can give both a technical explanation (AV driving licence) and didactic advice. Registration and more information Registration for the walk-in sessions is not necessary. Do none of these moments suit you? Please contact teachingsupport@uu.nl   for an appointment at another time.

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31 January 2022

Strenghten-Your-Education-Week 31 January until 4 February

The eighth edition of the Strenghten-Your-Education-Week is coming up again! On this page, you will find the complete programme of the week with information about the different workshops. Do you see an interesting workshop or session but are you unable to attend at that time? If so, we may be able to provide you with individual advice or support. Please contact Teaching Support. Are you interested in following a number of workshops during this week? Register here for your chosen workshops! More information

17 February 2022

Workshop Effective Digital Assessment

This workshop is postponed due to the corona limitations. You will be contacted when a new date has been set. This workshop will offer some rules of thumb for composing a good exam and good (open or closed) exam questions. As an exercise, we will critically examine your past exam questions, looking for ways to improve them and learn how to write even better questions in future. We will also get our hands dirty: you’ll learn how to transfer your exam questions into Remindo and use them to compose an assessment. You’ll also learn how to re-use your questions in later assessments. By working this way, you will start to build a database of questions and answers that will benefit you for years to come. You will be working on your own questions in the workshop. Bring one of your past (summative or formative) assessments with you! You will also need to bring your own laptop. The deadline for signing up is the monday before the workshop The workshop is usually conducted in Dutch. If you’d prefer to take it in English, please email dp.educate-it@uu.nl for a personal appointment.

3 March 2022

Workshops Analysing a Remindo assessment

Have you performed digital assessments with Remindo before? Would you like to analyse how that went? Then this is the workshop for you. We will answer the following questions: What does analysis in Remindo look like? How do you interpret what it tells you (P, Rir, Rit, Cronbach’s alpha)? What do you do when your students perform very poorly on the assessment? How do you handle questions that either everyone gets or everyone misses? Can you remove questions? Accept ‘wrong’ multiple- choice answers? How do you evaluate the quality of your questions? The deadline for signing up is the monday before the workshop Sign up (This workshop is given in Dutch by default, if you want a workshop in English please say so in the registration form)

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