For teachers at Utrecht University who want to learn more about blended learning, assessment, knowledge clips, learning analytics and (digital) feedback, online modules are available.
Blended learning modules
Would you like to know what UU means exactly when it talks about blended learning, what tools you can use to support blended learning and how to redesign your existing courses to incorporate blended learning? Take the Blended Learning modules. These modules for teachers, offered in both blended and online formats, were developed by Educate-it, O&T, the blended learning stimulus project, the UMCU (boundless learning) and Elevate.
- “What form of assessment best matches my teaching style?”
- “What if nobody scored above 70 on my exam?”
- “What are my options for (digital) assessment?”
Would you like answers to practical questions like these? Then the online module on (digital) assessment is right for you! You will learn how to design, construct and present a good assessment (question). How to score and evaluate your assessments will also be covered. The module has been developed in such a way that you can get started on your own materials immediately. You can also review each of the module's sections separately.
Knowledge clips are short video presentations. They are one of a number of blended learning tools you can incorporate into your teaching practice. You can create your own knowledge clips or download existing clips from the internet. These modules cover all the dos and don’ts of creating knowledge clips and using them in your teaching.
We will discuss what knowledge clips are, how to use knowledge clips in your education, what to watch out for when you record knowledge clips, and how and where Utrecht University can support you in creating your own knowledge clips.
Would you like to know what Learning Analytics are, what you can do with them and how you can use them in your courses? If so, you should take a look at this module on Learning Analytics. It answers all of those questions and offers examples besides.
How can you tell good feedback from bad? What is the best way to integrate feedback into your course? What are the pros and cons of peer feedback? To what extent does Utrecht University support digital feedback? These questions and more will be answered in the online module on digital feedback.
Blended learning for teaching assistants
This e-module for teaching assistants offers a fresh outlook on teaching. It provides practical real-world examples of blended learning (the combination of online and face-to-face teaching). It will also inspire you to consider all the new possibilities blended learning creates. This e-module will show you how online and face-to-face teaching can reinforce and enhance each other. The module addresses multiple themes. It's up to you to decide which of them are relevant to your interests:
- course development: designing a course and preparing online and face-to-face learning activities for it
- teaching: the ins & outs of online and face-to-face student interactions and learning activities
- feedback & assessment: the options for giving digital feedback and using peer feedback
- tools: practical information on various tools that facilitate blended learning