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19 May 2020

Sign up for the new online module ‘Online education: context and design’!

Would you like to know more about what online education is, how to design online education and what it can bring you – also after this period of the corona crisis? Then sign up for this free online course that not only covers the design of online education, but also the theoretical and didactic context of online education and its added value. This training is about what online education is and how you can design your own online education. Based on a number of steps, you will learn how to develop online education. Online education and online teaching are very different from the usual on-campus teaching. For this reason, this training course also specifically addresses online didactics and points for attention when teaching online. The training covers various applications of online education, with more extensive attention being paid to one application: Virtual Exchange. This is an application that allows you to open up your online course for students from partner universities. The UU intends to further develop and deploy this application in the coming years, in collaboration with a number of European universities. The online module takes about 3 hours to finish. If you choose to take the assignments in the course, another 45 minutes will be added. You will be guided by advisors from Educate-it. Sign up here and start right away!

7 May 2020

Webinar Formative testing and Oral Examination

Date: Thursday 14 May Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. This webinar focuses on formative tests and oral examination. It discusses insight into the learning process, evaluation of learning, feedback for students and instructors, effective feedback and feedforward. Marlies van Beek of Onderwijsadvies & Training and Melvin van Puffelen of Educate-it share their expertise and answer any questions you may have. Do you want to participate and do you have questions about one of these topics, do you want to share a case, submit a practical problem? Mail this to Marlies van Beek m.e.vanbeek@uu.nl no later than Tuesday 12 May, then we will try to include it in the preparation of the webinar. Language: NL/EN To the webinar

3 May 2020

Follow open online courses (MOOCs) at Utrecht University!

Do you want to learn more about the importance of equality for democratic societies? Or are you interested in how recent societal and technological developments have changed the work of professionals? Then sign up for the upcoming sessions of the MOOCs Inequality and Democracy and Professionalism in an era of change at Utrecht University! You can sign up for free until May 4 2020. Next to these two MOOCs you can register for one of the five other MOOCs of Utrecht University.

28 March 2020

Daily online sessions on remote teaching

Would you like to know how to prepare your course for period 4 using the available tools? Or do you have questions about the use of a specific tool? Would you like to hear how fellow teachers provide their teaching online? We are happy to help you in these daily webinars and Consultation hours on various topics and themes. Educational advisors and experts from Onderwijsdvies & Training (O&T) and Educate-it are ready to provide you with didactic and practical information and answer your questions. All questions that cannot be answered directly, will be looked into and answered later. Date Time Online session Thu April 30th 10:00 - 11:00 Consultation hour: Online Assessment Wed May 6th 10:00 - 11:00 Consultation hour: Remote Teaching Thu May 7th 10:00 - 11:00 Consultation hour: MS Teams In a webinar, a particular teaching tool is presented to teachers both didactically and practically. In an online consultation hour, teachers ask questions and the moderator gives the floor to the right Educate-it or O&T expert. Participants can enter during the session, the moderator monitors who enters and ensures that new questions are dealt with.During all these sessions, educational advisors and experts from Educational Consultancy & Professional Development and Educate-it are present. They are ready to provide you with didactic and practical information and answer any questions you may have. There is no need to register. You can join a session on a day and time that is good for you. Simply click on the link next to the sessions in the overview. Questions about remote teaching that are discussed in the Q&A sessions are collected on the TAUU forum. Would you like to contribute to a Q&A session? Get in touch via cat@uu.nl. Recordings available: All recordings of past sessions are available online. View them here.

14 March 2020

Availability & teaching remotely

Teaching support Do you have questions about teaching? Teaching Support is a new helpdesk where all UU teachers can go with their teaching questions and where all knowledge of the partners in the Centre for Academic Teaching is bundled. Teaching Support will be available from 6 July via teachingsupport@uu.nl or 030-2532197. Teaching Support can be reached from Monday till Friday, from 9.00 till 17.00 hrs. You will be helped by a teacher assistant who can help you directly or who knows exactly who can help you with your question. You will then be referred immediately. The aim is that your question will be dealt with within one working day.  There is a team of didactic staff ready to support teachers in teaching remotely. 1-on-1 support is also possible. Workshops are postponed for the time being. Teachers who have registered will be notified when there is more clarity about the schedule. Instead of workshops we offer webinars Distance Learning. See the calendar page for each webinar.

9 March 2020

April 2020 is Skills month

Skills, like communication, academic or lab skills, are incorporated in many teaching courses. For students, practicing these skills is an important part of the programme and vital preparation for their careers. By using online tools teachers can help all of their students to practice these skills. That is why Educate-it organises the month of the Skills. With these tools, students can practice their skills digitally in a secure and familiar environment, as often as they want or need. Students receive the feedback they need to develop their skills from the tool itself or digitally from their teachers and peers. This provides students an important opportunity to practice their skills before they have to use them in their classes or careers. Offer for teachers Teachers interested in learning about skills and the best ways to use them in education will be invited to take part in various workshops and IT tools. A comprehensive list of our offerings can be found on the Month of the Skills page. Are you interested in skills but too busy right now to take part in any of our activities? 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 Knowledge clips.