Parallel programme interactive presentation and workshops - Round 1

1. High quality feedback; how to give this quickly and effectively?

Wouter GerritsenWouter Gerritsen, JuniorLecturers VU

Written feedback is essential for good education. Especially giving written feedback on, for example, research proposals or essays. Canvas already supports this process in several ways, but there are more possibilities. During this workshop you will learn how the VU Education Lab and (junior) teachers investigate two programs that support giving feedback by means of a library with reusable comments. Give your opinion of what you think of these possibilities and whether you would like to work with them.

2. Interactive Digital Education

Maikel en DannyMaikel Wijtmans en Danny Scholten, Faculty of Science

Modern digital means enable teachers and students to realize a more intensive learning experience. During this session Danny Scholten talks about the online program FeedbackFruits, with which the Bèta faculty is experimenting this year. Feedbackfruits is used for interactive study materials, teacher feedback and peer feedback. The teacher can easily create assignments that provide a logical workflow for both teachers and students. Danny will tell you for what kind of education (e.g. CV building or discussing scientific articles) and in what different ways the program can be embedded for working groups and home study.

3. Q&A with Kristina Edström

Kristina EdströmWith reference to the keynote presentation, participants can personally exchange views and ideas with Kristina Edström.

4. Student’s responsibilities

Educational Leadership Course

The theme of the current participants of the Educational Leadership Course is: Student’s responsibilities. In this workshop the participants will take you on a journey of the ideas they have developed. What does this theme mean? How can we give students more control over their own learning process? What is required for this? What can teachers do? What curriculum changes are needed to achieve this? The participants would like to test their ideas against the views of the VU teaching and student community.

5. The OVI method for course design

AFB Luuk TerbeekLuuk Terbeek, LEARN! Academy

Education and ICT, what do you do with it? Regardless of your role or function, in this workshop you will learn how the OVI training helps you. The OVI training is developed by the VU Amsterdam and stands for 'Education Strengthened with ICT'. The training is based on scientific knowledge and shows effective methods. The OVI training offers concrete activities and a lot of additional information for all phases of education; from context analysis up to and including student evaluation. OVI can be followed in an online or blended programme, both as a team and as an individual. The modular design of the OVI training makes this training also very suitable as an addendum to the BKO. Learn in this workshop what the OVI method is and decide if you want to work with it.

6. Mixed Classroom in Practice

Siema RamdasSiema Ramdas, LEARN! Academy

The VU is becoming increasingly diverse, with international or "mobile" students adding a new dimension of diversity to the mix. In a "Mixed Classroom" these differences are used to enrich the learning experience for all students present in the classroom. Therefore, besides a "what", there is also a "how". In this interactive workshop we examine our own experiences, why a specific approach is needed and how we can achieve this. Best Practices will be shared and discussed.

7. Caring Universities

Leonore de WitLeonore de Wit, Sascha Struijs, FBHMS

Students are under increasing pressure to perform, while they still need to develop in many other areas of life. Many students have mental health problems or even burn-out. Early detection and assistance can help this group.
The Caring Universities project has a number of online support tools available for this group, which you can use to directly draw students' attention to and refer them to. Learn in this workshop what the Caring Universities project is and how it helps to support this group.