To get teachers excited about enhancing their teaching, Educate-it will be organising monthly themes. February is the month of the Knowledge clips.
A knowledge clip is a short, 5 or 10-minute video explaining a single, specific subject. In preparation for classes, students watch knowledge clips online and complete any included assignments. This means they arrive at their lecture, tutorial or practical well-prepared to participate. This frees up classroom time for in-depth exploration of the subject matter. Using knowledge clips in education increases the motivation of students, they are given (even more) responsibility for their own study process (any time, any place). Once recorded, knowledge clips can be shared and reused by teachers within courses, within curriculums, throughout UU or even with the outside world. 3,000 knowledge clips were used in the 2017/2018 academic year. 1,000 were freshly recorded this year, and 2,000 were reused and/or repurposed existing recordings.
Teachers interested in learning about knowledge clips and the best ways to use them in education will be invited to take part in various workshops, online trainings and other activities such as Meet the Expert and Open Studio. A comprehensive list of our offerings can be found on the Educate-it theme page.
Are you interested in knowledge clips but too busy right now to take part in any of our activities? There will be another Month of the knowledge clips in June 2019. Naturally, the online training courses are available year-round and you can always get in touch with us to get the support you need. Next month, our theme will be Feedback.
Educate-it has collected all its courses, tools and resources for teacher development and student involvement into one place to make it more accessible. From now on, all of it can found on Educate-it Academy. Teachers looking to enhance their teaching will see themed overviews of our online trainings, workshops, tools and background information.
The Academy Circle consists of six themes, all relevant to teachers in their daily practice: Engaging education, Knowledge clips, Collaboration, Assessment, (Peer) feedback and Skills. Here, you will find many valuable resources. The circle also contains three overarching themes: Enhance your teaching with blended learning, Engage your students and Study your teaching.