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Interdisciplinary education learns students to solve problems drawing on multiple disciplines, within and outside their domain. It is about processes that integrate information, data techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts and theories from two or more disciplines. Interdisciplinary learning is a central characteristics of contemporary and design-based education.

Blended learning is an optimal mix of face-to-face education and online learning, allowing for education that is more effective, efficient and varied. When implemented properly blended learning will change and improve the learning experience in courses. New formats of professional learning will emerge and are linked to these blends. The upcoming remote and virtual labs are of special interest to 4TU.CEE.

Lecturers are faced with an increasingly diversity in prior knowledge, level of education, culture, ethnicity, learning style, and motives (intrinsic, societal, economic or career). This requires knowledge and skills from staff and students to enable diverse students to gain excellent results and obtain a solid background in scientific subjects in addition to the capability to perform well in diverse and intercultural teams.

CoachingĀ students can have a positive effect on student learning. In between assessment can be a means to activate students to learn throughout the course. They may prepare students for final assessments and may provide students with feedback on their learning and performance, which in turn may direct their learning. Peer assessments can be helpful for both the assessor and the students whose work is commented upon. Other techniques that help student learning are explored such as gamification and supported self-study.Ā 

Student activity is a key to learning effectiveness and activating audiences is important for education. The combination of teaching methods needed for this might be difficult to use for large groups; especially when engineering students need to gain hands-on experience. The challenge is often to offer engaging education with a lack in facilities and limited availability of costly materials.

Specific skills that characterise the future engineer are dealing with uncertainty, ambiguity and risks, problem solving and leadership. Entrepreneurial thinking has been recognised by industry as one of the skills students need to be optimally prepared for the job market. 4TU.CEE considers implementing these future skills in education, and entrepreneurial thinking in particular, as an important topic of interest.

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Education type
University
(Study Counseling) Communication with students
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 24/09/2020
Due to growing numbers of students in our programs, the process of study Counseling needs to be optimized to keep the service level high and still have enough time for students who really need it. Also a growing number of students are (temporarily) notable to meet in person, because of international experience or participating in a program with multiple locations, like Data Science or EIT masters.
Education excellence & coaching
7 project phases approach visualized
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 22/09/2020
For hands-on project based education, a structured approach helps students to learn to answer open questions. A seven-phase project approach has been developed in the base course Engineering Design (4WBB0), mandatory for all TU/e Bachelor students. The base of this seven phase approach is found in literature (e.g. Exploring Engineering, Kosky et al.).
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
A 3rd year module for Biomedical Engineering
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 30/05/2016
Modified: 07/01/2021
The UT has adopted TOM (Twente Educational Model) for the redesign of all of its bachelor’s programmes. Biomedical Engineering (BME) acted as the first pilot for TOM and has the most prolonged experience with TOM of all UT programmes.  BME is intrinsically multi-disciplinary. The innovation described here concerns the third-year first module – module 9 – on Neural & Motor Systems. In TOM, a modu…
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
A Hybrid Test for Mathematics
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 20/04/2018
Modified: 02/02/2021
This project has been part of the Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ) at the University of Twente.
Blended learning & virtual labs
A pressure cooker - coaching framework for teaching soft skills in an engineering master's programme
Course LevelArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
Civil engineering projects increasingly involve a wide range of stakeholders with diverse interests and multidisciplinary teams. Engineers need soft skills to deal with these teams and stakeholders. "How to educate these soft skills to engineering students?" is the central question for technical universities. The course Collaborative Design and Engineering in the Dutch master's programme Construc…
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
A role-play simulation for understanding stakeholder dynamics around emerging technologies
Curriculum LevelBScArticle (research paper)WorkshopUniversity of Twente
Created: 08/09/2021
Modified: 09/09/2021
To be able to contribute effectively to solving societal challenges, engineering students need to learn how to interact with societal stakeholders and incorporate their viewpoints in technology development. This proves to be difficult, especially when it concerns newly emerging...
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
A shiny application to practice genetic mapping
Course LevelMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 09/08/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
Developing a software tool that allows students to practice genetic mapping and detection of quantitative trait loci, using realistic datasets; this first in a distance learning course, but also useful for other on-campus courses.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Academic skills for architects
Above curriculumInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 11/06/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Architecture (‘Bouwkunde’) is a practical engineering science that focuses on solving socio-spatial-technical issues in the built environment. Together with many faculty colleagues we clarify the pivotal academic skills for architects (‘bouwkundigen’).
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Activating Academic Skills
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 07/01/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focuses on the possibilities of digital learning technologies to create a flexible course in which teachers can blend online and classroom activities to provide as much, or as little training in academic skills that each student needs.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Activating Casts in Technical educatION at Eindhoven University of Technology
Curriculum LevelEvidence BasedToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 18/05/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
ACTION is a TU/e educational project that provides a technical and didactic framework to help teachers producing and using activating media casts (video and audio) in class.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Active learning in mathematics courses for engineering students (Project Innovation Mathematics Education (PRIME))
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Delft University of Technology
Created: 14/09/2018
Modified: 11/11/2020
This innovation concerns the redesign of the bachelor mathematics courses for non-math students, designed by the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics at TU Delft, as part of PRIME (Project Innovation Mathematics Education) to improve student motivation and activity.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Active students, internationalisation, intercultural competences, academic and general skills
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/05/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
The goal of this project is coherence of the Bachelor's Soil, Water & Atmosphere skills including the development of rubrics.
Interdisciplinary education
Advancing university teaching and educational careers
Above curriculumBScMScPhDIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/09/2021
Modified: 16/09/2021
Many changes are taking place within university education, and although a number of these trends are widespread in all university education, there are also specific developments in the field of engineering education. These changes require changing roles and competencies of university teachers and more opportunities for teaching specialisation.
Education excellence & coaching
Alice and Eve: A Celebration Of Women in Computer Science
Article (research paper)University of Twente
Created: 24/05/2021
Modified: 24/05/2021
In most Western countries, women account for no more than 20% of the total population of computer science students. This is regrettably low, for it is frequently underscored that diversity is important for the development of creative solutions.
Dealing with diversity
Animal welfare assessment training in a digital learning environment
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 20/07/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
This project focusses on creating online training modules for assessing animal welfare. Modules are based on video footages made on farm and in animal shelters, and combined with explanatory video clips. Integral part of the training modules is individual feedback on a student’s performance in animal welfare assessment. Also, trends in (mis)performances across students are input for feedback at t…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Appreciations Of Teaching Methods Across Cultures: Lessons Learned From International Students
Curriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)University of Twente
Created: 24/05/2021
Modified: 08/06/2021
Although cultural diversity of students is inspiring, teachers need to consider the variation in educational and cultural backgrounds as well as the different characters of the students. The objective is to assess the appreciation of international students for different teaching methods.
Dealing with diversity
Assessment of Interdisciplinary Challenge-Based Learning
Course LevelEvidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 02/12/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
The ambition of the project is to investigate the assessment approaches, and to propose an assessment procedure for interdisciplinary, challenge-based education in the context of ISBEP. TU/e innovation Space offers Bachelor students the opportunity to do an interdisciplinary Bachelor End Project (ISBEP). ISBEP is an alternative to the individual Bachelor End Project (BEP) within their own discipl…
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
ATLAS: How to utilize diversity for Excellence?
Course LevelInformative without practical outcome
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
ATLAS, the Academy of Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, is UT’s University College. It started in 2013. The UT wants to create a new, selective honours bachelor’s programme: a university college for top-tier students in sciences (‘beta’) and social sciences (‘gamma’) with a broad orientation. For the students to contribute to tomorrow’s society, they have to develop the attitude of thinking…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Automated personalized e-mail feedback to students with mailR
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 21/09/2020
Sending feedback emails to a large student group is a common educational task for many teachers. Often, it might be desirable to send personalized variants of an email to each different student based on the student’s personal data or study performance. The advantage of personalized feedback over one-fit-all feedback in educational setting is intuitive and has been supported by empirical studies (…
Education excellence & coaching
Balance between knowledge clips and campus active teaching
Course LevelBScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 26/04/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
This project evaluated online teaching and learning activities and the current practice of using knowledge clips as well the number of actual contact hours. Based on the outcomes of the study we share several recommendation on how to balance face-to-face with online activities. Within the bachelor food technology programme we have been implementing knowledge clips since 2015 and other electronic/…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Balancing online and face-to-face teaching and learning activities
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScPhDEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 03/09/2018
Modified: 04/11/2020
The core of course design is selecting Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs). Media for TLAs are increasingly supplemented with online media like knowledge clips. Knowledge clips can be valuable parts of courses, but students prefer to combine them with face-to-face interaction.
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Best Contribution Grading in peer review assignments
Course LevelBScMScArticle (research paper)ToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 15/04/2020
Modified: 08/10/2020
In academic education peer review is seen as an effective educational approach to support learning. However, in practice peer reviews often remain superficial and lack critical depth. Therefore in many courses it is common practice to grade peer review assignments. Since grading based on quality of the peer review is time-consuming from a teachers perspective, grading is often based on timely del…
Active learning & large groups
Blended Learning improves workload, feedback and students' motivation in USE courses
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 14/02/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
The USE courses (the USE basic course and the USE course sequences) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) make students aware of, reflect on and model User, Society and Enterprise aspects of technologies. Some of these courses received lower-than-average student evaluations in 2015-2016. Students indicate that they are less motivated in the courses and spend less time studying. Students’ e…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Blended Learning in higher education
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Above curriculumBScMScInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 16/02/2021
Modified: 24/02/2021
This project investigates the success and hindering factors from teachers’ perspective of blended learning in higher educaion. It focusses on the changed situation in the 'after Covid-19 era'.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Blended learning in pre-master math programmes
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 12/07/2018
Modified: 11/11/2020
This project aims to create online material for the pre-master math courses Calculus, Linear Algebra and Probability&Statistics, to improve flexibility for students with a professional education degree. Problems with scheduling and on-campus education will be reduced.
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Blended learning in Technology Entrepreneurship
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
The Technology Entrepreneurship master course (1ZM2O, 1MG2O, 1ZSO1, 1ZSO2) is one of the largest master courses of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, with 313 students in 2014-2015, from 6 different master programs TU/e wide.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Boosting the Activity of Students In Contact hours (BASIC)
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
The BASIC project aimed to guide and stimulate student learning between contact hours, in particular between lecture and tutorial, in order to help a student digest the new learning material offered during the lecture and better prepare for the tutorial contact hours. The goal was to strengthen a student’s self-study and raise the productivity during tutorial time, for the student as well as for …
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Boundary Crossing @ WUR
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 10/03/2020
Modified: 21/05/2021
BC competence is a key competence to respond to emerging global challenges, and is therefore at the forefront of the educational vision of WUR (Wageningen University & Research, 2017). To contribute to students’ BC competence development and to further improve and implement boundary crossing experiences in Wageningen University, a Comenius Leadership Fellow was granted for the three year project:…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Bringing sensory science to the (online) future
Course LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 30/07/2018
Modified: 15/10/2020
The course 'HNE-30506 Principles of Sensory Science' sets a maximum number of students, due to the limited capacity in specialized practicals and facilities for group work (e.g. sensory booths at restaurant of the Future and the kitchen of Forum). As we do not wish to increase group sizes since this will limit the learning experience of individual students, we would like to spread the practicals…
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Building Bridges Between Technology And Medicine: Design And Evaluation Of The Technical Medicine Curriculum
Curriculum LevelArticle (research paper)University of Twente
Created: 24/05/2021
Modified: 24/05/2021
Technology takes an increasingly central role in healthcare. Rapid technological developments, complex problems and a labour market shortage requires healthcare professionals who can adapt successfully to these changes. A curriculum was developed to educate a new healthcare professional who can translate medical technology use into improved patient-specific procedures, the Technical Physician.
Education excellence & coaching
BULB: Bright Use of the Light Board
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 10/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
This research is about the possibilities of web-lectures with a light-board.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
C-MODE– Constructing knowledge based on modular on-demand digital education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 03/06/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
Digital education provides a unique opportunity to reshape our educational practices in order to optimally use our limited resource in terms of human capital and continue to provide excellent education to our students. However, education at most universities is still organized around monographic stand-alone topic courses, offered in a predetermined sequence and taught in plenary lectures. At the…
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Challenge Based Education in/for Mathematics and Physics education
Course LevelBScEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 13/08/2020
Modified: 05/03/2021
TU/e students can perform their bachelor end projects (BEP) using a multidisciplinary challenge-based approach at TU/e Innovation Space . This research is directed at formulating design criteria for these BEPs to increase the participation of Mathematics and Physics students.
Interdisciplinary education
Challenge Based Tasks For Fundamental Knowledge
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 07/07/2019
Modified: 07/03/2021
This project will address the issue of knowledge acquisition in challenge based learning in a practical way. The aim is to inspire and support teachers/projects creating challenge based learning that also want their students to acquire theoretical integrated knowledge and understanding.
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Challenge-Based-Learning @ TU/e: interdisciplinary projects and extracurricular activities
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 06/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
We focus on rewards for students for skills achieved in extra-curricular activities and the learning goals attached to that.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Characteristics of Educational Innovations at Wageningen University
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/11/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
This executive summary reports on a research study mapping the characteristics of educational innovation projects at WUR (Wageningen University and Research). It provides a general description of the research study, reports on key findings emerging from the study, and presents recommendations that can guide future innovation of WUR education. The study was funded via the Wageningen educational in…
Active learning & large groups
CLASS: Chemistry Land-surface Atmosphere Soil Slab model
Course LevelArticle (research paper)ToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 01/03/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
CLASS is a software package and a book that enable BSc and MSc students to learn the fundamental concepts of the atmospheric boundary layer and the intercations with land and chemistry.
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Collaborative Course Design In Engineering Education
Article (research paper)University of Twente
Created: 24/05/2021
Modified: 08/06/2021
In engineering education, interdisciplinary education has become increasingly important, bringing many advantages for both students and teachers. To better support teacher teams and their professional development, higher education institutions require more information on their course design processes.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Collaborative Design Lab for Education and Learning
Above curriculumBScMScInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/10/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
TU Delft invests in Collaborative Design Labs for Education purposes, allowing for concurrent and integrated product development activities in virtual learning environments. A PhD and teaching support are appointed to deliver empirical evidence for effects of these Labs.
Future engineering skills
Active learning & large groups
COMET
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScWorkshopToolIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
COMET (a two-year research project) focused on the future of engineering ethics education at TU Delft and develops best practices for ethics education going forward.
One focus is to develop an account of moral sensitivity and how to foster in engineering ethics education.
Future engineering skills
Comparing Bachelor Curriculum Innovations at the three technical universities
Curriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of Twente
Created: 02/09/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
In 2010, a nationwide discussion took place about the profiling of universities in the Netherlands. The discussion was instigated by the report from the committee ‘Toekomstbestendig Hoger Onderwijs Stelsel’ (Veerman, 2010). Around the same time, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W) was developing plans for making performance agreements with all institutions of Higher Education in…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Computer - Supported Self Study
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
The content of the course is divided into small blocks. Each block is a separate topic which is supported by the computer programme.  There are homework assignments that the students have to do and it is always directly related to the theory which was taught in the course.  It is a small unit,  unit of one or two lectures, covering the chapters in the book. The system is open for reviewing  your …
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
CONNEXION: Linking theory to practice through gamified real-life case-based teaching in the social sciences
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 30/07/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
This project focusses on professionalizing education, by developing a solution for large (>150 student) courses to use real life cases in the social sciences and to make a successful application.
Education excellence & coaching
Constructively aligned teaching in interdisciplinary master courses
Course LevelMScArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 22/02/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
Over the years we redesigned multiple master courses in Food quality management that aim to develop interdisciplinary thinking. The redesign is based upon three pillars: 1) the critical review on interdisciplinary teaching and learning in higher education (see document list), 2) the constructive alignment theory of Biggs and Tang (2011), and 3) the course content of Food quality management. The r…
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Control & Semi-autonomous Driving as Challenge-based Education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 09/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
Development of a course in which a semi-autonomous driving scale car is created in the context of challenge based learning.
Future engineering skills
Corona transition and student learning
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Course LevelBScMScEvidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 04/06/2020
Modified: 19/05/2021
The Corona transition at TU/e led to an abrupt and very fundamental change in the form of teaching and student learning. All interaction has shifted to online. This has consequences for student learning and staff teaching that we should monitor closely and improve wherever possible.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Course on 'Device Integrated Responsive Materials'
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 20/11/2019
Modified: 19/10/2020
With rapid advances in science and technology, new functional/ responsive devices are emerging in our society with every increasing rate. In order to understand smart devices or develop smart functions, one needs to have combined knowledge on various fields. Chemistry is needed to synthesize and characterize functional molecules, applied physics is used to deduce the underlying principle, mechan…
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Crash Course: Netlogo
Course LevelMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 30/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Students in the courses 'INF-50806 Agent-Based Modelling of Complex Adaptive Systems' and 'INF-51806 Modelling and Simulation of Complex Socio-Technical Systems' are expected to experiment and work with the software Netlogo. However, getting started with this software can be quite challenging, especially without a programming background. Currently, there are no quick and easy hands on video tutor…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Creating a global outdoor classroom on sustainable foodscapes
Above curriculumInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/08/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
As Wageningen University and Research, we profile ourselves as a key actor on the international stage in the academic domain of “healthy food and living environment”. The problem we are trying to solve with this project is that there is a mismatch between WUR’s global aspirations and its current menu of “real-life, authentic examples”, which is limited to either Dutch case-studies, Western Europe…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Creating an active learning environment with pre-class quizzes, in-class activities and post-class activities
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 25/10/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
The project focusses on creating an active learning environment within time and budgetary constraints set for this course and despite growing student numbers.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Critical Thinking in Engineering Education
Course LevelBScMScWorkshopDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Critical thinking is acknowledged to be an essential skill for engineers. As almost no courses at Dutch technical universities are entirely dedicated to the subject, this project aims is to deliver ready-made course material for Critical Thinking.
Future engineering skills
CrowdEd: Integrating Crowdsourcing In Education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
Educators actively seek the involvement of external parties in their educational activities to increase the relevance of teaching to society, motivate students and enrich the content of the course with potential applications of the taught material. Whether it is a guest lecture from an industry expert, a project inspired by an industrial context or an internship, all are sought after activities f…
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Cultivating learning in the transdisciplinary-oriented Academic Consultancy Training
Course LevelMScEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 14/08/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project has developed innovative learning materials and activities for fostering students’ transdisciplinary learning, in the context of the Academic Consultancy Training (ACT). Additionally, a complementary research study is performed in order to understand the effects of this innovation and to explore what helps cultivating and drives transdisciplinary learning in ACT, based on the views o…
Interdisciplinary education
Culture Sensitive Design: A double blended course!
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 06/07/2018
Modified: 15/10/2020
This course focuses on enhancing interaction between design professionals and master students, thereby increasing learning, cross fertilization, networking and motivation.
Blended learning & virtual labs
DAME: Digital Assessment in Modular Education
Course LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 10/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
In this project we develop a formative and summative assessment framework and the corresponding digital tools to make modular on-demand education feasible.
Active learning & large groups
Dealing with diversity
Course LevelBScMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 20/07/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
The aim of this innovation is to enhance the academic level of Communication and Persuasion, by adequately -and in a for students challenging way- fulfilling the newly formulated learning outcomes for both (BCL and BBC) student groups without differentiation.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Dealing with internationalisation: Toolbox for Lecturers
Curriculum LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 06/02/2020
Modified: 15/10/2020
Current and future students will work in a rapidly changing world that differs significantly from the present situation. Teaching staff are confronted with new challenges, because the competence for teaching in the international classroom is not something that comes automatically. Likewise, intercultural competence is not automatically developed just by teaching in an international environment. I…
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Deepening multidisciplinarity within Signals & Control
Course LevelBScEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 24/06/2021
Modified: 01/07/2021
The aim of this project is to investigate whether the multidisciplinary aspect of a course can improve what students learn.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Demonstrating practical relevance and active teaching
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/05/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on further increasing the motivation of the students by more clearly demonstrating the practical relevance of the treated topics as well as by using more active teaching methods, resulting in better performance during the course (e.g. in terms of actively participating in the course and doing their homework) and improved examination results.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Design of a Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Approach
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 26/06/2019
Modified: 09/06/2021
In the collaborative learning approach that was designed, both the group dynamics workshop (analogue/in class) and the group pages in the learning management system (LMS) seem to help in improving means interdependence.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Design studio pedagogies
Above curriculumEvidence BasedDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
The studio is a pivotal pedagogical setting for teaching and learning to design in the faculties of IDE and ABE. But how do different studios define their focus and approach?
Education excellence & coaching
Design, implementation and evaluation of a blended argumentation-based simulation module
Course LevelMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on developing the new blended module if possible within the existing digital learning environment at WUR, including Blackboard and/or FeedbackFruits. However, these tools will need to be adapted to accommodate the needs of the new simulation module, while also being intuitive and easy to use. This will require testing of different options and make use of a programmer/ICT exp…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Developing a learning gains framework for innovative engineering education
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 05/12/2019
Modified: 19/10/2020
At Eindhoven University of Technology, students participate in different courses to obtain their degree in engineering education. But what do they actually learn during their time at the university? And how do they perceive their own learning? To answer these questions, TU/e developed a 'learning gains framework' for engineering education and validated the framework via interviews with students.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Developing Higher‐Order Academic Skills in Engineering Education. Focus on Biomedical Engineering.
Course LevelBScEvidence BasedUniversity of Twente
Created: 15/07/2021
Modified: 31/08/2021
This project concerns the investigation and evaluation of the teaching and learning of higher-order academic thinking skills (HOTS) in engineering education, in particular in Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMT), Module 1.
Future engineering skills
Developing oral presentation competence in higher education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/02/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
Previous research in the field of Skills education/oral presentation competence in higher education showed a fragmented picture of effective learning environment characteristics that foster oral presentation competence. In order to design both effective as well as efficient learning environments for developing this competence in the context of higher education, a more systematic and comprehensive…
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Development of an assessment tool for Design-Based Learning Environment
Course LevelEvidence BasedToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Learning Environments often encompass the social, physical, psychological, and pedagogical contexts in which teaching and learning occur. It includes the relationship between the teacher and the students, the relationship among the students, students’ learning approaches and motivations, supportive learning technologies, how the curriculum has been developed in relation to the learning outcomes s…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Digital dry lab assignment to teach data analysis and interpretation skills
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 31/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on replacing a practical microbiological experiment (total of 12h) with a run time of two weeks by a digital assignment to allow students to perform a digital preservation experiment that mimics real life, including data analysis.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Digitalize lab manual into Labbuddy
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 17/10/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on digitalizing the lab manual into Labbuddy (Food Chemistry E-learning Portal), for the FCH and HAP-lab class.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Distance collaboration with mobile technology
Above curriculumBScMScEvidence BasedEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 19/01/2021
Modified: 20/02/2021
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many students have to work from home. However, collaboration is essential for students to learn. To address this issue, we investigated how students can be promoted to collaborate over distance by using tablets and smart pens.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Diversity and Flexibility
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScPhDWorkshopToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 03/07/2018
Modified: 29/05/2021
Increase awareness of the importance of cultural competence development, in particular intercultural communication; develop an inclusive campus climate for management, staff and students. Support interested programmes in formulating a vision on international (ization) curriculum,
Dealing with diversity
Does a blended design work for ICREP?
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 12/02/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
The International Course on Rural Energy Planning (ICREP) is offered by the department of Government and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM). In October 2015 a redesign has started in collaboration with the Centre of Expertise in Learning and Teaching (CELT).
Blended learning & virtual labs
Educating the entrepreneurial engineer
Course LevelCurriculum LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 15/07/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Engineering programs deliver qualified engineers by teaching existing and validated engineering knowledge. They do not teach how to an entrepreneurial engineer. This void will be addressed by developing educational modules (MSc-level) across the Delft-campus and the 4TU-network.
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Education in a rapidly changing world
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumBScMScPhDEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 02/09/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
In the vision document ‘Engineering Education in a rapidly changing world’ Kamp discusses which changes should take place in preparing the engineer of the future after doing profound research. He wants to call higher management to dare look beyond their specialisations.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
eFables
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Digital education provides a unique opportunity to reshape our educational practices in order to optimally use our limited resource in terms of human capital and continue to provide excellent education to our students. In this context developing knowledge and tools for the design of smart digital formative (and summative) assessments is a key step towards fully digital education.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Effective learning and student-team collaboration in the international classroom at TU/e
Course LevelBScMScArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 30/06/2020
Modified: 04/05/2021
The project aims to provide an in-depth insight into factors/processes that help or hamper the success of student-teams in the international classroom, resulting in best practices.
Dealing with diversity
Effective Teaching and supervision of students through the support of blended learning tools
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
With the implementation of the Graduate School (GS) new educational challenges arise. First of all, following the TU/e 2020 vision to educate 50% more engineers and to increase the variety of engineering profiles (industry, research, teaching), the Applied Physics (AP) and Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion master study programs have been upgraded in order to meet this plan. Within the AP m…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Effectiveness of Rubrics in the Master of Architecture
Course LevelEvidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
Master students of Architecture at TU Delft choose a master studio for their graduation, in which they complete design assignments working towards a final graduation project. A grading rubric was created to make the assessment of these master designs as objective as possible.
Education excellence & coaching
Efficient and Reliable Online Homologation Recommendation
Curriculum LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 28/09/2020
The Embedded Systems (ES) master program is 3TU master program, organized in close collaboration with the Technical University of Delft and the University of Twente. At the TU/e, it is a co-production of the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The ES master program admits students with BSc degrees ranging from Electrical Engineering and Electronics to C…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Efficiënt creation and sharing of Eduactional Content via Internet Media
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
The aim of this proposed project is to leverage small team interactions further and extend these to the creation of digital content. In particular, we attempt to build tools and to find a way of working during small-scale interaction that also has spin-off for audio and video material that is suitable for dissemination.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Enhancing bachelor students’ ownership in hands-on education: the case of mechanical engineering
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 10/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
Develop OGO-projects into the direction of Challenge Based Learning int the department of mechanical engineering.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Enhancing interdisciplinary hands-on education
Course LevelEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 22/09/2020
The project "proposal Enhancing interdisciplinary hands-on education in the field of Magnetic Levitation mobility and Signals Analysis and Control“ aims at enhancing hands-on education in the DBL Signals & Systems project-oriented course, but also in other EE DBL courses (i.e., Wireless charging) and in ME courses such as Signals 4CA00 which will become a new course Signals & Systems in 2018; USE…
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Enhancing the interactivity and effectiveness of learning from online video lectures
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/10/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
Videos are a common instructional delivery method in blended/online learning environments. The effectiveness of them on learning is debated. The effect of facilitating self-monitoring of learning and use of effective learning strategies when learning from videos, is examined.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Entrepreneurial academic consultancy training
Course LevelArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/02/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
The Entrepreneurial Academic Consultancy Training (E-ACT) and the skills course Pursuing & Realising Entrepreneurial Projects (PREP) are part of the MSc Entrepreneurship Track at Wageningen University, which started in 2014. E-ACT provides students the possibility to work in interdisciplinary team on a “real world” entrepreneurial project for an external client. Specific parts of this educational…
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Entrepreneurship education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Wageningen University & Research
Created: 16/02/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
Entrepreneurship Education is an ongoing innovative research project in which enablers of the early phases of opportunity identification are being researched and tested in classroom and workplace settings. Basically it boils down to the central question: “How can we stimulate quality and quantity of business idea generation and business idea evaluation of entrepreneurial learners?”
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Entrepreneurship in Geospatial Education: a Bridge Towards Sustainable Development
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 29/06/2019
Modified: 22/09/2020
The herein proposed entrepreneurship course will empower M-GEO students with the skills to innovate solutions that are sustainable and have socio-economic relevance.
Future engineering skills
Establishing an ecosystem for Internet of Things
Course LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
The vision of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is to educate the engineers of the future able to solve complex and multidisciplinary societal problems. Following this vision, the Electrical Engineering department has developed its educational strategy focusing mainly on strengthening hands-on education by involving students in interdisciplinary assignments.
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Evaluation of Educational Technology Innovations at WUR
Course LevelBScMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 14/04/2021
Modified: 16/09/2021
WUR has created a new procedure for innovating education via Educational Technology (EdTech). Evaluation plays a key role in this procedure to provide an overall and detailed view of effectiveness and usefulness of the experimented IT tool.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Evaluation of “Bring Your Own Device” Project in WUR
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 17/03/2020
Modified: 15/10/2020
Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is looking into creating more flexibility in education, to enable students to be able to use supporting software and technology on their own devices instead of being constrained to the EduPCs in the PC rooms. As such, the “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” project was introduced. In this project, students would have the opportunity to use their own laptops (in…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Even Up
Course LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
From the three great challenges listed in the innovation call: increasing student numbers, decreasing student-teacher ratio, and a more diverse student population, I want to address the third. I regularly encounter students who lack some basic background knowledge. Organizing separate regular sessions to these students is not sustainable. Such students can greatly profit from tailor-made digital…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
EXCTRA - EXploiting the Click-TRAil
Course LevelAbove curriculumEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 14/02/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
Currently, Learning Management Systems (LMS) are being used in the majority of educational institutions to provide learning materials online. As a by-product of these systems—every click is recorded—one gets a rich amount of data about students’ online behaviour. Recently many researchers have started to investigate these data. Interpreting and contextualizing data about students, to improve lear…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Active learning & large groups
Expedition Energy Transition
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
One of the grand challenges our society is faced with today is its unsustainable energy system. We need a major shift in the way we fulfill our energy needs: an energy transition. This requires a systemic approach that involves many stakeholders and that builds on new types of knowledge, tools and skills. That implies a need for a shift in the role of the university towards facilitating and encou…
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Exploring innovative digital assessment questions
Course LevelWorkshopToolIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 07/03/2017
Modified: 11/11/2020
Engineering problems mostly require extensive calculations that cannot be properly evaluated by just verifying the final answer.  With growing numbers of students grading written exams is too time consuming. Scenario-questions in MapleTA can help overcome this problem.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Facilitating Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 04/06/2019
Modified: 19/10/2020
In this project, we create, test and evaluate a tool that enables tutors to guide the collaborative process in interdisciplinary groupwork.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Facilitating the use of recorded lectures
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
PhD research into the use of recorded lectures by students and how we can facilitate effective use.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Feedback on Exams for Students and teachers
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
A course often ends with a final exam. This exam tests how well a student understands the various topics discussed in the course. An analysis of the work of an individual student, as well as, the work of the whole class, provides valuable information for the student and for the teacher.
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Feedback.camp
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)ToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
This project resulted in an overview of how teachers of Industrial Design write feedback and provides insights in its merits and shortcomings. The first step of the project was to analyze and mine a large database of teacher feedbacks for Industrial Design students. This corpus was sampled and analyzed. Important aspects of teacher feedback were identified, and based on relevant literature of fee…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Flexible yet massive chemistry practicums for first year students
Course LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 01/03/2017
Modified: 21/09/2020
This project focusses on making instructional videos coupled to online quizzes that will allow students to independently learn how to perform basic lab skills. More detailed instruction is then left to individual course instructors. Knowledge clips for instruction serve as the first line of educational “ammunition”. We coupled the clips to Blackboard based quizzes to directly provide feedback to…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Flip the classroom with Open Educational Resources
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 09/01/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
For the redesign of the course “Behavioral research methods 1” we used open educational resources and when necessary this was amended with new digital material (weblectures). This resulted in a course that exists of 10 online modules which students can follow completely on their own time and place. Students hand in the assignments online and practice the course matter via online quizzes. The cou…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Flipped micro-lectures: More enjoyable and higher performing classrooms?
Course LevelEvidence BasedUniversity of Twente
Created: 29/06/2019
Modified: 08/06/2021
This study investigates how micro-lectures influence satisfaction and performance of students. Research questions are (1) to what extent does the micro-lecture contribute to increasing students’ performance? And, (2) to what extent do students perceive the micro-lecture instructional method as enjoyable?
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Flowing Mechanisms in Chemistry
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 30/07/2018
Modified: 24/09/2020
Many chemical reactions are explained by means of a so-called 'reaction mechanism'. In a mechanism, the flow of electrons that cause atoms to rearrange is presented from start to finish. This vital aspect of all chemical reactions is not depicted very well using drawings made by a computer. Those usually show the end-product, with all the arrows displayed at once. It is hard for students to under…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Formative testing with learning catalytics
Course LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
The Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering was concerned about the number of students who were not passing the bachelor course about non-linear mechanics. A weekly formative test was introduced, using Learning Catalytics.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
From paper to PC: Introducing electronic lab journals in chemistry practicals
Course LevelMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 31/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Over the last years there have been two clear trends that have a strong effect on the way that practical courses offered by ORC (Organic Chemistry) are being organised. Firstly, we continue to see an increase in the number of students. In particular, this growth puts a strain in our supervise-intense practical courses and requires us to come up with ways to supervise these courses more efficientl…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
From students to academic writers
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/08/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
With this project, we want to create a coherent learning path for scientific writing skills for the courses within BPW, based on well-connected, recognizable elements. Central focus in this learning path will be the writing process of students, supported by cooperative learning. The learning path will enable and encourage both students and teachers to gain more insight into individual writing lev…
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Future Fruits
Course LevelBScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 31/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
Creating a better learning environment for differentiated learning regarding Presentation Skills.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Gamification
Course LevelEvidence BasedWorkshopIncluding practical outcomeInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
Gamification is a teaching technique that uses social gaming elements to deliver higher-education courses. In three courses in Computer Science gamification was used to activate students, explicitly considering different skill levels and different motivations.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Guiding students during their thesis process
Course LevelCurriculum LevelArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 21/11/2017
Modified: 19/01/2021
This teaching topic is about supporting students during the thesis process. Three study advisors wrote this teaching topic as an element of the University Study Advisors Qualifications trajectory. They each describe a case, a problem analysis and their conclusions, supported by literature.
Education excellence & coaching
Heuristic principles to teach and learn boundary crossing skills in environmental science education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 05/10/2020
In this PhD thesis, I explore and develop heuristic principles for teaching and learning that enable environmental science students to acquire the necessary skills to address complex environmental problems. While doing so, I will draw on my experience in teaching and learning these skills at Wageningen University. I will focus on the potential contribution of conceptual models and of environmenta…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
How to coach students that work on complex design challenges of a multi-disciplinary nature?
Curriculum LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
In the long run, the aim of the Eindhoven University of Technology is to educate the engineer of the future who deals with complex design challenges which are multidisciplinary by nature (CDCM) requiring creative and innovative thinking and making skills (source: website TU/e). Dealing with this kind of challenges asks for a non-traditional design engineering approach and a different way of educa…
Education excellence & coaching
Identifying teaching approaches for the USE learning line
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
Our project aims to explore and implement stimulating learning approaches, which link and integrate university education with the global context.
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
iGEON: a fully on-line double degree MSc programme
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 02/02/2021
The iGEON programme is an 120 EC MSc programme that can be studied fully online. It covers topics in the field of geographic information systems, earth observation for environmental modeling and natural resource management. Although all courses are available online, students are advised to do 25% of their studies on campus. iGEON awards a double degree from Lund University and UT, provided 25% is…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Implementation of a framework for skills education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/05/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
BBW-students (soil water atmosphere) do not clearly recognize the teaching and use of skills in the various courses and they feel not well-prepared for their future career. The quality and efficiency, as well as the visibility to students, would benefit from a clear learning-teaching trajectory (doorlopende leerlijn) in academic skills. Such a trajectory also puts a clearer responsibility for the…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Implementation of Interdisciplinary Course with Challenge Based Learning
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 07/07/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
With rapid advances in science and technology, we propose a new cross-departmental course on ‘device integrated responsive materials’.
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Implementation of on-line tool LabBuddy in plant courses
Course LevelBScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 14/08/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
In this project, we introduce the LabBuddy e-learning tool for the design of experiments, maintaining high educational standards. LabBuddy allows students to divert from ‘cook book’ experiments and design their own experiments. The tool provides immediate feedback and will decrease required input from course assistants.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Improved design for blended university courses
Course LevelBScMScPhDArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Universities have to deal with larger differences of engagement between students and more need for outcomes-based teaching and learning that allows for differences in learning styles. In addition for engineers, the rapidly changing world brings the need to engage students in diverse learning. These trends need to be tackled with outcomes-based teaching and engaging students within a rich setting…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Improving Learning Outcomes Of Small Groups Working On An Engineering Design-Assignment During Lectures
Curriculum LevelUniversity of Twente
Created: 21/05/2021
Modified: 08/06/2021
In the past years, the interest in collaborative learning has increased substantially. However, despite the attention for collaborative learning and the existing body of knowledge on that topic, many lecturers experience problems when implementing collaborative learning.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Improving peer review and peer assessment
Course LevelBScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/11/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
We developed a workshop in which students actively learn about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of peer feedback. We used previously handed in papers (papers marked with either a 5, 7 or 9) to practice peer review. Additionally, we made use of the Self and Peer Assessment building block in Blackboard, to evaluate the work of fellow students against defined criteria (a rubric). We believe that this combination…
Education excellence & coaching
Improving students' writing skills through effective small-group peer feedback
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 28/09/2020
The Electrical Engineering (EE) department is seriously determined to optimize students’ academic writing performance both at undergraduate and graduate level. Within the department there is special interest to work on new educational methods that can allow effective supervision by researching options to organize feedback. These methods will be researched in order to identify the most suitable o…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Improving the effectiveness of laboratory education with feedback and assessment
Course LevelBScToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Immediate feedback and assessment are essential for learning. Both are problematic in large scale inquiry based and research based laboratory courses. We aim to improve the effectiveness of large-scale laboratory courses using an integrated online assessment and feedback system.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
IMPULS
Course LevelCurriculum LevelIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 18/03/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
In the period 2016-2019, the University of Twente worked hard on the beta didactic IMPULS project with the aim of learning concepts from contemporary science contexts. ELAN collaborated intensively with the various research groups of Twente University, the Pre-University student lab, students and middleschool teachers.
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
In-house design teams for disruptive innovation in large companies
Course LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 19/07/2019
Modified: 30/10/2020
This approach is aimed to further develop the skills and competencies design students (faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft Technical University) need for their future career, by placing student teams for six months in a company, addressing real business needs.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Increased pracital capacity by turning lectures into knowledge clips
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 25/10/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Our course attracts many students, but is limited in capacity due to certain practicals and facilities. We created more flexibility in our course schedule, by turning specific lectures into knowledge clips, that students can watch at their own pace and time.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Individual peer-to-peer review of weekly group assignments
Course LevelBScWorkshopInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 22/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
With increasing student numbers, peer review is an attractive method to engage students in evaluating group work. Students can learn from their peers’ work, and the work load of the teacher(s) decreases. When we let individual students each review a group assignment, the group gets 4 reviews per week: we’ll have individual learning activities and multiple group feedback. It sounds like an ideal s…
Education excellence & coaching
Innovation in Food and Health Course
Course LevelBScToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 12/07/2018
Modified: 24/09/2020
In the Food and health course at WUR, students develop a food product in a specific type of laboratory, i.e. a food grade experimental kitchen. This means that foods will be prepared and distributed for human consumption. To do this safely and hygienic according to HACCP guidelines, specific rules needs to be followed.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Innovation space - Intelligent Lighting
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/03/2018
Modified: 15/10/2020
The nature of innovation has changes drastically in the last 150 years. Many technological breakthroughs in science and technology in 19th and beginning of the 20th century have been accomplished by individuals. Nowadays, multi-disciplinary teams work together on innovations. The TU/e follows this train of thought and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in education. We believe this approa…
Interdisciplinary education
Instructing the right study effort
Course LevelEvidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
This project aimed to realise optimised instruction, intensified feedback and aligned assessment without increasing personnel demands.  
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Instruction video and module for experimental study of photosynthesis
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 02/03/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
A series of short videos was made, explaining the main aspect of photosynthesis. The project was aimed at a new way of organizing the experimental part of the study of photosynthesis. The theoretical background was explained in an e-learning module, which was developed simultaneously, with support from ‘towards Biosolar Cells’. From the viewpoint of the students is may be seen as one package. The…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Integrating blended-learning in physics courses
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 28/09/2020
The Applied Physics departments is interested in looking for means to still enhance the quality of instruction and looking at possibilities to organize small-group teaching in which attention for differentiation among students, individual support and formative feedback are key elements of the educational forms.In this project, we wanted to explore the possibilities that blended learning offers to…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Integration
Course LevelCurriculum LevelArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 21/11/2017
Modified: 19/01/2021
This teaching topic is about integration, in a broad sense. Focusing on integration of knowledge, skills and attitude, integration of different subject areas in an educational program and integration of knowledge on a basic level and application level. Integration is a concept that is difficult to grasp, but it can be stated that the more aspects are being integrated the harder to discern these a…
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Integration of Soft and Academic Skills
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 26/06/2019
Modified: 15/10/2020
Soft skills and academic skills are considered to be of high importance for the success of students after their graduation. To be able to propose methods to integrate, assess and monitor learning objectives related to soft and academic skills in the bachelor curriculum, more insight should be gained in whether and at what level integration is applied.
Future engineering skills
Interactive exercises, reader, forum and response lectures for Immunotechnology
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 07/03/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
Our course setup was changed to the “flipped classroom” concept, to promote active student participation and to deal with the different entry levels of the students. Therefore, using the program “SoftChalk”, 8 ICT modules were developed with interactive exercises and a reader was written to complement these modules. The modules and reader were made in a way that it enabled students with different…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Intercultural group dynamics
Course LevelCurriculum LevelWorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 03/09/2020
Modified: 28/05/2021
The international classroom often is advocated as a panacea for providing all students with an international and intercultural learning experience. However, it has become evident from research that exposure to diversity does not automatically lead to intercultural development. Sometimes one can even observe contrary, unintended and undesirable outcomes. Negative experiences may lead to less appre…
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Interdisciplinary education through active learning
Course LevelMScIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 21/08/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project concerns the interdisciplinary master course Housing markets and Strategies (Faculty of the Built Environment, chair Real Estate Management and Development).
Active learning & large groups
Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
Course LevelArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 08/07/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
With the more complex society challenges, interdisciplinary education is a means to face these challenges. This research was carried out to provide guidelines on how to build interdisciplinary engineering curricula at TU Delft.
Interdisciplinary education
Interdisciplinary Presentations in Bachelor End Projects
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 10/07/2019
Modified: 01/07/2021
Develop engineers of the future by interdisciplinary work which enables students to learn to communicate their research findings with peers in other fields.
Interdisciplinary education
Intermittent quizzes in video lectures
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
Online lectures provide many benefits to students. Students are more flexible in when and where they learn, and they can go through the material at their own pace. However, online lectures also provide challenges. Research examining how students learn has revealed that online education critically depends on self-control skills (Schacter & Szpunar, in press). Selfcontrol fosters the ability to sta…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
International Weather Room 2025
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 30/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
Wageningen University is the only university in the Netherlands that offers a course that prepares students for weather forecasting at an operational level at companies and institutes such as MeteoGroup, KNMI and others. To keep this unique position in the field of meteorological education, the course needed to be improved.
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Internet Of Things (IOT) innovation space labs
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Internet of Things (IoT) is the internet working of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items— embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity enabling these objects to collect and exchange data. As IoT is taking is quickly gaining an industrial foothold in The Netherlands and internationally, engineers with IoT expertise are already needed by many c…
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Introducing LabBuddy into Plant Biotechnology course
Course LevelBScMScToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 23/05/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on a solution for the bottlenecks in the practical part of the course GEN20806 Plant Biotechnology. Despite continuous efforts of the teaching team, students are ill-prepared for the practical part. The set-up of the practical is complex, with experiments running parallel, which makes it hard for students to keep an overview. Students also need to retrieve information from d…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Is safe testing possible on a chromebook?
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 02/11/2017
Modified: 24/09/2020
During this pilot, Electrical Engineering students were assessed on digital testing of knowledge and skills by using Chromebooks.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Joint Interdisciplinary Project (JIP)
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/07/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
In JIP, 2nd year master students work for 10 weeks in a professional and interdisciplinary environment. Teams are interdisciplinary and solve technical/innovation challenges provided by companies/ semi-governmental organisations and are guided by a company and academic coach.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
knowledge clips and FeedbackFruits for active learning among students from diverse backgrounds
Course LevelMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 23/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
In our MSc course we serve students from diverse educational backgrounds. Time is used efficiently by (i) suiting course materials to individual knowledge levels and (ii) structuring lectures by ‘flipping the classroom’. Five thematic e-learning modules have been integrated into Blackboard. For each of these modules, knowledge clips have been developed to familiarize students with (i) five themat…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Knowledge clips in the flipped classroom setting
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
The design of the course Problem Analysis of Technology, Policy and Management was a mix of traditional lectures and students who worked together in groups of five.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Lab videos: Improving the expediency of laboratorium training by using instruction videos
Course LevelToolWageningen University & Research
Created: 20/02/2017
Modified: 28/02/2020
This project focusses on the improvement of the expediency of laboratory teaching. This type of teaching is expensive and currently most of the time of teachers is spend on explaining basic handlings in the lab environment. By using videos for these simple unit handlings teachers can spend more time explaining results and the implication of these results in research. Students can watch the instru…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Lab-in-a-Box for Structural Mechanics
Course LevelBScToolDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Structural Mechanics is a fundamental subject in engineering BSc focussing on deriving the equations describing these phenomena and difficult to grasp for students. Laboratory practice seems a promising addition. We aim to develop a methodology improving educational practices.
Active learning & large groups
Learning and Teaching Analytics for more efficient university education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/05/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
In this project we focus on improving education efficiency by an evidence based/data driven approach.
Dealing with diversity
Learning Electrochemistry Through Scientific Inquiry: Conceptual Modelling as Scaffolding and Learning Objective in Chemical Science & Engineering (CSE) programme
Curriculum LevelBScEvidence BasedUniversity of Twente
Created: 15/07/2021
Modified: 31/08/2021
This project concerns an innovative Electrochemistry course, part of a Chemical
Science Engineering programme (CSE), in particular in Modules 4 and 5.
Future engineering skills
Learning from education innovation using the 4TU.CEE Innovation Map
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumBScMScPhDEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/10/2020
Modified: 04/11/2020
4TU offer standardized information about education innovation on the innovation map. It offers examples for Staff around the world. It also shows that the priority has been on solving present-day challenges in courses, improving education design, and optimizing blended learning.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Learning in extracurricular challenges
BScMScPhDInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/06/2020
Modified: 02/11/2020
This project focuses on defining extracurricular challenge-based learning at Wageningen University. In addition, it focuses on which students engage in these extracurricular challenges and what motivates them to do so.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Learning lines for courses on introduction, orientation, research methodology, principles, approaches and theories
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on increasing the coherence between courses of the study programme, in particular between integrating courses with activating didactics (such as the introduction, orientation and research methodology courses on plant sciences in BPW and the planning and design studios in BLP) and supporting courses on concepts, principles, approaches, theories and methods. It also focusses o…
Dealing with diversity
Active learning & large groups
Learning pathway on group work
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 09/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on increasing the quality of our program by introducing new elements and by improving the consistency of approaches within the program via a learning pathway, with the main focus on learning our students how to work in groups.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Learning pathways in the BBC-programme
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/08/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
The aim of this programme innovation project is to provide a clear picture for students and lecturers of the different learning pathways within the BBC-programme of WUR (Bachelor Bedrijfs- en Consumentenwetenschappen) and to optimize each learning pathway by minimizing overlap and gaps between courses.
Education excellence & coaching
Learning Pathways of Scientific Skills in BSc programme Food Technology
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/08/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on designing a learning path/model called “Scientific skills in Food Science” within our Bachelor programme 'Food Technology', that consists of several defined skills. We would like to develop a model, in which students learn to take different roles. Each role holds several skills, specified to our study programme and our type of students (technology minded).
Future engineering skills
Learning trajectories academic skills: writing, presenting and working in groups
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on supporting students’ skills development by developing learning trajectories (leerlijnen) and related assessment strategies with respect to a range of skills with emphasis on writing, presenting and working in groups.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Living textbook to intensify deeper learning
Curriculum LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 17/11/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Marie-José Verkroost, Rob Lemmens and other colleagues of Faculty ITC (Geo-information Science and Earth Observation) of the University of Twente started a project to create a Living Textbook.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Maker Spaces and Learning
Above curriculumInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/10/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
The 22 maker spaces of TU Delft - spaces, were making and reflecting on the process of making and its results happen - were investigated: how do makerspaces offer pre-conditions for learning and to what extent do they contribute to student learning outcomes?
Active learning & large groups
Manufacturing and Design: Deep learning stimulated
Course LevelArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 06/07/2018
Modified: 11/11/2020
Teaching manufacturing techniques to bachelor level industrial design engineering students is not straightforward, especially when abstraction is required. A solution to this specific point is provided, focussing on the “seven most important manufacturing techniques” only.
Active learning & large groups
Mathematical concepts; blended learning and groups
Course LevelBScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 25/10/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
This project is targeted at tailoring the course mathematical concepts for food technology to increasing numbers of student, with more diverse backgrounds, and in a decentralised way. Further digitization of the course and more group work (small groups of 3) allows us to tailor better to the students’ needs, bring the course to a higher level (content wise), and allow more flexibility in dealing …
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
MEMI: Measurable effects of mini-lectures on improving student engagement and outcomes
Course LevelMScEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 17/02/2021
Modified: 20/02/2021
Evaluate the impact of mini-lectures recorded on video on the engagement of students and their outcomes. The intervention is offered only to part of the course, thus creating a control group that allows comparison of grades between different student populations.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Mind the Gap! Career compass
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedToolIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
Fifty percent of the technically educated professionals do start working in the technical labormarket (SER, 2014), while tech companies are often looking for good technical talent. Thus, there is a "gap". So far is unclear why so many students do not choose a technical profession.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Minor Communication Design for Innovation (CDI)
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
The Minor Communication Design for Innovation learns students to design communication processes and means in all phases of an innovation process. They improve their insights and skills to make communication an effective part of innovation and make them work in practice.
Interdisciplinary education
Modularization Project
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 03/12/2019
Modified: 30/05/2021
In this project we aim to investigate how to enhance connections between the mathematics and engineering knowledge; how to make/design connections between modules; and how to support students to benefit from these connections and develop suitable individual learning paths. The project will be conducted in collaboration between the Applied Physics Department, the Department of Mathematics and Comp…
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
More active learning and Internationalisation
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/05/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Since 2016, the PC Animal Sciences is working on a renewal (‘re-structuring’) of both the BSc and MSc programmes, to (1) adjust the content of its training to the state-of-the-art in its research domain (‘education follows research’), (2) attract a wide range of (domestic) animal-oriented students, and (3) safeguard the programmes for the future in terms of financial constraints. Several changes…
Dealing with diversity
Active learning & large groups
More and better feedback with carrousel evaluations
Course LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 18/05/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
Design‐Based Learning (Ontwerp Gericht Onderwijs, OGO) as a method of teaching is broadly accepted. However, there is much debate about the method used to assess the outcome and the design process. Reflection on the process as well as on the contents is extremely important in DBL. Since reflection has to be learnt as part of learning how to design too, an evaluation method has been developed by E…
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Motivating students by giving responsibility during lab classes
Course LevelBScWorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 23/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Laboratory classes are an expensive learning activity. A careful design is needed to get the most out of the time spend in the laboratory. We also learned that students who are responsible for their own planning and their own choices, are more motivated. Giving students more responsibilities makes them more aware of what they are doing and why. During this session I will show you how we organize…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Mrs
Curriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 14/06/2021
Modified: 08/07/2021
The RTTI online tool, and the integrated OPSA tool, is a method that helps teachers design a test and guides students in their thinking and behavior in learning.
Active learning & large groups
Multidisciplinary course assessment with multiple assessors at TU/e
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 07/06/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
A challenge in the domain of multidisciplinary education is the assessment of students’ work.Students have to apply theories and concepts from different academic disciplines, but safeguarding the educational and assessment quality is difficult, because the assessors are typically specialists, not generalists. The goal of this project was to examine the boundary conditions for and optimal design o…
Interdisciplinary education
Multidisplinairy approach, active teaching and balance in staff work load
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 02/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
The project starts with a new course. FEM-1xxx3 Introduction to Forest and Nature Conservation. In the next year new activating working methods can be implemented in the 4 other first year courses, unique to the BSc Forest and Nature Conservation. By co-organizing this course by teaching staff from social and ecological sciences, we want to create awareness, openness, appreciation and the right a…
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Navigating the Landscape of Higher Engineering Education
Above curriculumArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/07/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
The 2016 report “Engineering Education in a Rapidly Changing World” portrayed the VUCA world, including a personal vision on the changes needed for the future. This new report provides new insights and a forward-thinking perspective on higher engineering education.
Future engineering skills
New digital tools for assessment of complex cognitive processes
Course LevelMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
The aim of this project is the development of a new digital and automated assessment tool, that gives the possibility to assess cognitive learning outcomes of high complexity. The assessment tool should be suitable for high students numbers, and should be suitable to be taken in a digital and online setting (for online courses).
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
New education design for universities using the pandemic experiences
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumBScMScPhDEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 02/09/2021
Modified: 15/09/2021
The 4TU are transforming programme and course designs geared towards, flexible interdisciplinary educational ecosystems, and educating future engineers. That starts with lessons learned from the transition to online education during the first 18 months of the pandemic.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
New interactive tools for intensive Food Processing and Preservation practical
Course LevelBScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
The aim of this education innovation project is to develop an automatic feedback tool (in Excel) that gives immediate feedback to students when they make their calculations upon processing their raw experimental data. The in Excel embedded feedback tool will support the learning process and coach the students in the best way of working/solving, tell whether correct/incorrect, why incorrect, inclu…
Education excellence & coaching
New teaching structure, methods and literature for science communication 2.0
Course LevelCurriculum LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/05/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
The aim of this innovation plan is to develop a new teaching format (structure, methods, literature) for educating students in science communication 2.0. The format should fit natural science students as well as (a smaller portion of) social science students. Also, the format should be flexible - being able to address both smaller and larger groups of students, as the group size may fluctuate ove…
Dealing with diversity
Online communication platform for mathematics instructions
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
Many courses at TU/e, including courses of the mathematics service education, have a classic setup of lecturers and guided self-study meetings. This also applies to the mathematics part of the major course 4AC00 Signalen of the bachelor Mechanical Engineering. Although this setup seemed to be a tested concept for many years, we have observed that the participation of students in the guided self-s…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Online platform for matching thesis places and topics with students
Course LevelBScMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
The number of students is increasing rapidly and therefore the matching of students to thesis topics and places becomes very difficult. By streamlining this we will improve the procedure and make sure that all students get an appropriate thesis.
Education excellence & coaching
Online problem-based group learning
Course LevelBScMScWorkshopInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 21/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project explains how problem-based group learning (PBgL) cases are converted to online cases, while maintaining the problem-based group learning principles. We developed these online cases for a course for first year BSc Food Technology students, whose numbers increased rapidly. Due to the increased student numbers, it became impossible to arrange enough rooms for PBgL meetings.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Online refreshment module for basic practical skills in Organic Chemistry
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 31/07/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
BML (Molecular Life Sciences) and BBT (Biotechnology) are programs with a broad scope of disciplines, of which organic chemistry is just one. Every discipline has its own specific lab skills. In the first year, several basic lab skills in organic chemistry are introduced to our students (e.g. crystallisation, extraction, distillation). Much of this knowledge is not activated in other courses. So,…
Education excellence & coaching
Online Research Methodology course for Human Environment Interactions
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/05/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on creating a partially online version of a methodology course that offers the basic knowledge on research methodology and supports students in designing their own thesis projects. The aim is to redesign the course into a partially online course and to produce knowledge clips and an online learning environment on blackboard.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Online-learning including self-tests and peer review
Course LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 25/10/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on developing and implementing online-learning activities, including self-tests and organizing peer review. Experiences in prior years showed that the high-level learning outcomes and the diversity of active learning activities can be overwhelming for students (in four weeks). Students are expected to acquire, apply and reflect upon knowledge, skills and competencies, during…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Opportunities for Enterprise Education in the IBA Program
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 29/06/2019
Modified: 15/10/2020
An exploration of the entrepreneurial opportunities for “practice driven” enterprise education and provide recommendations for enterprise education in the IBA in a pedagogically responsible manner.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Optimising Student-driven Learning (SdL) through framework for tailoring personal student paths
Course LevelCurriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 26/06/2019
Modified: 09/06/2021
The framework for embedding Student-driven learning developed during my research has been designed to be scalable and easily adaptable to different course levels.
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
Organising feedback on practicals
Course LevelBScMScWorkshopToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on providing students with structural feedback on the quality of microscopic preparations and interpretations of those by a peer feedback structure using Turnitin. Our aim was to provide students with feedback at an earlier stage in the course, for three reasons: 1) for students to get familiar with our assessment criteria, 2) to inform students about the quality of their dr…
Education excellence & coaching
Organizing and providing effective feedback to students
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
Nowadays, teachers in higher education more and more encounter larger groups of students which are more diverse. Simultaneously the goal of education is shifting towards preparing students for life-long learning. Teachers might need to shift their teaching style from a more teacher-centered style to a more student-centered style. In student-centered teaching styles the teacher often has a more co…
Education excellence & coaching
Pathways for concepts, skills, integration, reflection and study career
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/05/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on integrating student activating teaching formats in the first year courses and implement – stepwise - the five learning pathways. Especially the skills, integral and reflective pathways receive special attention in the innovation plans and also aim at activating students.
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Pedagogical Development programmes in Higher Education. What works for whom and under which circumstances?
Above curriculumArticle (research paper)Wageningen University & Research
Created: 30/11/2020
Modified: 30/11/2020
In this proposed PhD research we aim to gain more insight into the relationship between characteristics of Pedagogical Development Programmes (PDP) and the effects on teachers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, their behaviour and changes in the classroom, and investigate under which circumstances and by which mechanisms these effects occur.
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Perceptions of teacher support, basic needs, motivation, academic performance and drop-outs
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/10/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
In PRIME, research is done into the methods used in the education, in the 1st year Bachelor calculus course of computer science. We study the effect of gender in perception of teacher support and consequences thereof on basic needs, satisfaction, motivation and drop-outs.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Pre-course assessment for more effective learning in Urban Environmental Management
Course LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 23/09/2020
This project focusses on a pre-course assessment will be developed for the course Principles of Urban Environmental Management that will cover all 15 topics of the course and thereby inform the students and lecturers on the level and diversity of prior knowledge in light of the course learning objectives.
Dealing with diversity
Pre-lab activity: A module in experimental design
Course LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/11/2019
Modified: 19/10/2020
The aim of this project was to increase the transfer of knowledge between the digital case and the pre-lab assignment. This should prepare the students for the lab class, and help the development of high cognitive skills. This will help to improve the application of theoretical knowledge into practice, to decrease workload/stress for the students and thereby to increase the independence of the st…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Preparing engineering students for tomorrows challenges
Course LevelBScMScEvidence BasedEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 28/06/2021
Modified: 29/06/2021
Examining design characteristics that make CBL challenges work and what should be done to support interdisciplinarity in innovation space education.
Interdisciplinary education
Providing an active online learning environment in Animal Behaviour courses
Course LevelBScMScToolInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/03/2018
Modified: 15/10/2020
With this project we want to optimize effective learning and student engagement in a course with large and growing student numbers, by providing an active online learning environment that offers interaction with real-life research material and the opportunity to develop general learning skills.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Rapid Prototyping in Entrepreneurship Education
Course LevelBScMScWageningen University & Research
Created: 15/11/2019
Modified: 26/09/2020
Encouraging interaction and cross-boundary entrepreneurial problem solving between university students from western and non-western origin.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Redesign Lab
Above curriculumInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/05/2020
Modified: 19/05/2021
The Redesign Lab is a method developed by Wageningen University and Research to facilitate educational innovations that involve multiple stakeholders. The method is used to (re)design a course or a set of courses, and is based on collaborative methods to facilitate the interaction between teachers, educational experts, program directors, students and other stakeholders. This research project eval…
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Redesign of the course Sustainability Analysis, with focus on student diversity
Course LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 20/07/2018
Modified: 15/10/2020
In 2017/2018 the course Sustainability Analysis was moved from the group Biobased Chemistry & Technology to the group Operations Research and Logistics. In addition, it will be part of the new MSc Biobased Sciences. This development leads to opportunities to extend the scope of the course to a more comprehensive discussion of sustainability assessment and the multi-criteria decision context it is…
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Redeveloping the course Introduction to Designing in Multi-Actor Systems
Course LevelInformative without practical outcome
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
The Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management programme addresses issues that are technologically complex and also involve different stakeholders with different interests, so-called multi-actor systems. In this course, these kinds of issues are addressed from a systems design perspective. The course is a coherent stand- alone course, but also provides an introduction to the rest of the…
Interdisciplinary education
Redox Reminder to level student knowledge
Course LevelBScToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 24/05/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on developing online course materials that allow students to 1) test their aptitude for particular topics and review these background topics in order to remove repetitiveness in lecture; 2) develop material allowing students to work on exercises at home interactively, so that course time is freed to discuss concepts rather than perform calculations; 3) create new methods to…
Dealing with diversity
Active learning & large groups
Reducing teachers' classroom anxiety through a virtual internship
Course LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
Beginning professionals in general and student teachers in particular, often feel anxiety about their workplace (teaching) tasks (cf. Kyriacou, 2001). This anxiety impedes their ability to perform in a classroom because it prevents them from achieving their desired goals such as managing a group of students, high-­‐quality transfer of knowledge and skills, and gathering good learning results (Dur…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Routes to Urban Issues
Course LevelToolDelft University of Technology
Created: 15/10/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
Universities and municipalities meet around urban challenges and work together to create rich learning environments for students, course coordinators, and municipalities. As urban issues are not directly applicable in an educational context, we aim to provide guidelines for this.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Self-tests and instruction videos for psychology research skills training
Course LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 01/03/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
In this project, self-tests were combined with video, so that students would learn new things and test their knowledge. Depending on their test results, they can decide whether or not to go to the lectures. Two self-tests, including instructions, were developed and used in the course. It was compulsory for students to take part in the self-tests. The first self-test was well designed. The second…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Seminar Research on Education Innovation
Above curriculumWorkshopDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
In the academic year ’20-’21 this seminar brings together the Architecture and the Built Environmen faculty staff to present and further discuss education experiences.
Education excellence & coaching
Signals & Systems AP-ME: implementing interdisciplinary challenge-based learning
Course LevelAbove curriculumBScInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 06/07/2019
Modified: 19/10/2020
The actual construction of an interdisciplinary AP-EE-ME challenge-based course on Signals & Systems, which offers real-life challenges.
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Simplify
Course LevelBScArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/01/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
We used an existing Self-Determination Theory questionnaire to measure motivation and basic needs of first-year's students. We could very clearly indicate the important role of "assignment" for the basic need "competence" (autonomy stressed often in literature was less important, relatedness was not important at all). "Competence" correlated strongly with "intrinsic motivation" that in turn corre…
Active learning & large groups
Skeleton Concept Mapping
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
There has been considerable interest among researchers in the instructional use of concept maps and collaboration scripts. Some studies focus on students' collaboration on concept mapping tasks, others focus on scripts to structure learning tasks and guide interactions. Little is known about scripted collaborative concept mapping.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Skills learning trajectories
Curriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 10/07/2020
Modified: 08/10/2020
The objective of this project is to evaluate the design and implementation of these learning trajectories for skills education. The project is divided in two phases. In the first phase, the process of the implementation is investigated: what choices were made before implementing the learning trajectory and why, and which factors promote or hinder a successful implementation? The second phase aims…
Future engineering skills
Stakeholders in the Development of a Learning Environment
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumIncluding practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 26/06/2019
Modified: 15/10/2020
This tool will support the decision-making process towards the most appropriate learning environment.
Active learning & large groups
State of education of four key engineering approaches at the TU Delft
Course LevelBScMScPhDEvidence BasedToolInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 29/06/2021
Modified: 29/06/2021
The 4TU.CEE strategic agenda of 2022-2015 prioritizes the following engineering education themes: Digital skills & computational thinking, Ethics & responsible engineering, Challenge-based education, and Entrepreneurial engineering education.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Stimulating active participation by redesigning curriculum and courses
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/05/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on redesigning the basic engineering study track in BAT. Students have complained about unclear structure, large number of different elements and missing challenges, while unmotivated students were the despair of teachers. The low evaluation scores for those basic engineering courses was discussed within the board of the educational institute repeatedly. This problem has to …
Dealing with diversity
Active learning & large groups
Stimulating students to ask feedback
Course LevelBScToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 19/10/2020
The Bachelor College at TU-Eindhoven provides a very structured and compelling learning environment. This is advantageous for freshmen and for students that normally would have a hard time structuring their learning process. Bachelor College, however, prepares students to become professional engineers in the TU/e graduate school. This requires active self-sustained learning. Modern engineers shou…
Education excellence & coaching
Strengthening intrinsic motivation of bachelor students resulting in an active study attitude
Course LevelCurriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 09/05/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
With this project we want to achieve lecturers having identified, exchanged and implement didactical approaches that evoke and strengthen intrinsic motivation of bachelor students. We aim to stimulate an active study attitude of bachelor students by evoking and strengthening intrinsic motivation of bachelor students.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Structural scaffolding via diagrams to teach students syntactic proof production
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/06/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
One of the main difficulties for starting students is the ability to argue in a rigorous manner. We consider the notion of structural scaffolding, the principle of materializing structural features so that students can explicitly work on these structural features. We aim to supply students with a visual diagram-style representation of the underlying logic in the argumentation of a textual proof.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Student Wellbeing at TU Delft in 2020
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Article (research paper)Delft University of Technology
Created: 01/07/2021
Modified: 01/07/2021
The unfamiliar pandemic context created new challenges and hardships for everyone around the world, especially students. To respond appropriately to the situation and help students, the Student Wellbeing Task force and Study Climate program invited TU Delft researchers to design an assessment instrument that could understand the impact of the new situation on student wellbeing, and most important…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Students as change agents
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
The course ‘Principles of Policy Analysis’ of the faculty TPM at TU Delft used to be taught via traditional lectures with the professor leading the learning experience. The course is completely redesigned using extensive student input to transform their learning experience.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Study stress in design education
Above curriculumInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 11/06/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Design education too often goes together with over-aroused students and (over)ambitious teachers, leading to higher levels of student stress. We aim to better understand study stress in design education, directly contributing to TUD agenda on study climate and student well-being.
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
Studying Teacher Coaching
Curriculum LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 15/08/2016
Modified: 08/10/2020
Teacher coaching is a concept that has been introduced in the TU/e Bachelor College and has been implemented in the different Departments in various ways. Although the set-up in the departments is different, the goal of teacher coaching is identical: Students learn to reflect on themselves, to assess where they currently stand, and to make decisions about their personal, academic and professional…
Education excellence & coaching
Supporting cross-cultural university education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumBScMScPhDEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/10/2020
Modified: 29/05/2021
This paper shows the approach of Wageningen University towards the international
classroom, including its student population, policies, informational resources and support
activities. The teachers are experienced with the international classroom, but need more training.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Supporting study strategies in PRIME
Above curriculumBScMScDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
Blended and online learning offer students the flexibility of time and space to study. Many students are using study strategies that are not effective. It is important to examine their study strategies and support them with those that optimise their study time.
Blended learning & virtual labs
SURF project: Improving students’ argumentative essay writing
Course LevelBScMScEvidence BasedToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/04/2021
Modified: 16/04/2021
In this project, we aim to explore the effects of an online peer feedback support tool on various aspects of learning and writing where students with authentic essay writing tasks engage in thoughtful criticism of the work and/or performance of their peers using given criteria.
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Sustainable intensification of ecological education: a gamification experiment
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 31/07/2019
Modified: 08/10/2020
Gamifying a course on Biological Interactions in Soils to handle 50% increase in students, decrease workload for the teachers, decrease costs and maintain personal interactions with students.
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Systematic Approach to Problem Solving Treshold Learning Concepts, Decoding the Discipline and Student as Partner
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 26/06/2019
Modified: 15/10/2020
Using Systematic Problem Analysis to teach students the engineering problem solving approach.
Future engineering skills
Tailor-made guidance, individual feedback and group work by flipping the classroom
Course LevelBScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 03/01/2018
Modified: 24/09/2020
We made four e-learning modules for our BSc International Land and Water Management, that are partly based on preceding courses, but placed in the context of the present course. For each of the modules knowledge clips and exercises were developed, designed to familiarize the students with (i) the subject, and (ii) the case study area in Tanzania that will be used in Block 2. Each student had to w…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Teaching and Learning in Multi-stakeholder Learning Environments
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/02/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
Current professional planners work in multi-stakeholder settings to collaboratively face complex, “wicked” societal problems. This requires them to “cross boundaries” in the sense of active interaction across practices and learning from these interactions. To prepare planning students for their “boundary crossing” profession, planning education needs effective learning environments that support …
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Teaching international classes
Course LevelCurriculum LevelWorkshopInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 20/02/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
Teaching in the International and Multicultural Classroom is a project that takes place each year. Wageningen University as part of Euroleague for Life Sciences - ELLS was host of lecturerers and staff to explore issues and challenges that lecturers and students frequently encounter in multicultural classrooms in the very first year that this project started. During the project trainings day part…
Dealing with diversity
Teaching Large Groups
Course LevelEvidence BasedIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 28/01/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the number of students entering Dutch universities. The increasing student numbers bring about many advantages. However, more often than not, this increase in student numbers is not steadily met with an increase in resources (e.g. teachers, infrastructure etc.). As such, teachers are having to deal with an even larger group of students than b…
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Teaching method that confronts students with a disrupted planning or design process
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 16/05/2017
Modified: 23/09/2020
BLP (Landscape Planning) has adopted an experiential learning approach where students apply knowledge and skills to real world cases in studio environments. Currently studios train students to perform evidence based planning and design tasks. Students develop plans and designs for a specified case study area according to a given method. The assessment is focused on the quality of the intermediate…
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Teaching molecular mechanisms by using 3D visualizing workshops
Course LevelMScToolIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 19/10/2020
The course 'HAP31806 - Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease' (MRHD) is experienced by many students as a challenging course (Pace workload Q: 3.5 out of 5). For many students it is the first time that detailed molecular mechanisms have to be learned, and many students have difficulties in understanding and reproducing these mechanisms. At the moment, the only teaching form that is offered t…
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
Teaching strategies and differentiated instruction
Course LevelCurriculum LevelToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 28/09/2020
A Wiki that contains a collection of educational tips for the higher education context. On the one hand, these tips are related to teaching that stimulates the different academic competences of students, so-called TACTICS, or Tips for Academic Competence Teaching, Inspired by the Criteria (brochure Criteria for Academic Bachelor’s and Master’s Curricula, TU/e, 2007). Added are tips to improve stu…
Dealing with diversity
Active learning & large groups
Team-Based Learning - Moving from knowledge transfer to knowledge application
Course LevelArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 15/11/2017
Modified: 19/01/2021
Team-based Learning (TBL) is an active and collaborative instructional strategy that is learner-centred and instructor-directed1. Students are responsible for their own preparation before class and their involvement during class, and they are required to apply their knowledge in solving authentic problems1.
Active learning & large groups
Temporal Trends In Textbook Tracking Data
Curriculum LevelMScArticle (research paper)University of Twente
Created: 14/09/2021
Modified: 15/09/2021
Learning analytics can be a very useful tool to improve the design of our courses. We used the Living Textbook, a concept-based digital textbook, to collect tracking data during an introductory MSc course. Via the reading analytics we identified the optimal length of learn...
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
The experiences of Higher Education students while collaborating and learning in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This study aims to (i) identify which issues and challenges these students experienced, (ii) identify the strategies students developed to cope with these challenges, and, (iii) assess whether these challenges and coping strategies can be related to differences in cultural background”.
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
The learning spaces of the Dutch Universities of Technology
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumBScMScPhDWorkshopIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteWageningen University & Research
Created: 04/11/2020
Modified: 19/11/2020
Visits to the 4TU yields a vision of learning spaces. Maker spaces train skills and motivation. Interaction with actors is essential for future careers and can be done for all students. Living labs offer more interaction with actors and can be done with an MSc program.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
The Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUQT): Engaging in research, design and building community in engineering education
University of Twente
Created: 21/05/2021
Modified: 21/05/2021
For a high standard of educational quality and success rates, teaching quality is key. The Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ) is focused on a scholarly approach of teaching and learning in which teachers are regarded as researcher and designer of their own educational practice, to collaboratively innovate and improve teaching.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
The succes of weekly feedback
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 11/08/2016
Modified: 11/11/2020
Success rate (% students pass first exam) for courses on Mechanics & Dynamics is usually around 20% and can be increased dramatically by introducing weekly formative feedback. For a 2nd year BSc course on Dynamics (700+ students) the success rate tripled from 20% to 66%.
Active learning & large groups
The Transition to Online Education during the Corona Crisis Situation
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Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 08/04/2020
Modified: 29/06/2021
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced an abrupt transition to online education. Although there is some knowledge (both scientific and practical knowledge) about the factors that contribute to the effective adoption of online teaching methods, the crisis situation of today presents an entirely new set of circumstances that has never been witnessed before. On the one hand, the limitation of physi…
Blended learning & virtual labs
The University of Tomorrow and Future Roles of Engineers
Above curriculumIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 18/06/2020
Modified: 11/11/2020
The Reframing Studio and the 4TU.CEE at TU Delft developed a concept for the future university and the future roles of engineers in and beyond education and tested in real life contexts.
Future engineering skills
The use of clickers
Course LevelIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
This projects is an experiment in three different presentation times with the use of clickers. Students are asked after each presentation, to rate the student who has just presented. After the presentation day, students receive a questionnaire with questions about their experience of the day. The questionnaire will also be administered to a control group who have held presentations on the same da…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
The Values and Risks of Emerging Technologies for Higher Engineering Education
Above curriculumBScMScIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 26/10/2020
Modified: 30/10/2020
This project aims to develop a reader on the values and risks of emerging technologies in Higher Engineering Education. Our knowledge should be deepend on the consequences of datafication for learning and teaching to claim ownership and involvement in educational innovation.
Future engineering skills
Think Q: Quantum Programming Education for Engineers
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 08/05/2020
Modified: 15/05/2021
Quantum Programming Education for Engineers’ aims at teaching engineering students the basics of quantum computing and skills in quantum programming using a solution-oriented hands-on approach that makes the subject more accessible, also for non-quantum experts.
Future engineering skills
To play or not to play: On the motivational aspects of serious games
Curriculum LevelArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 20/04/2018
Modified: 03/02/2021
The aim of this research is to investigate the role of different motivational forms in serious games and the influence of the game environment on students to get involved and stay involved in game playing.
Blended learning & virtual labs
TOM and Teacher Teams
Curriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Informative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 05/01/2021
This project is about obtaining a better understanding of the implementation of TOM at the University of Twente. UT has implemented the Twente Educational Model (TOM) in all of its undergraduate (bachelor’s) programmes. TOM is a transformational innovation, involving the introduction of modules as the organizational principle, and Project-Led Education as the driver of didactical change. Two proj…
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Tool support for structured drawings in automated feedback and assessment
Course LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 05/06/2020
Modified: 05/03/2021
Many fundamental concepts are based on discrete combinatorial structures. To test understanding of such structures the ability to manipulate them as drawings is required. Moreover, due to the structured nature of the drawings it is possible to create open-ended exercises with the automated grading accuracy of closed-format questions.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Towards a Blended Approach to Teach and Supervise Electrical Engineering Students
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 12/08/2016
Modified: 15/10/2020
The Electrical Engineering (EE) department has experienced a rapid increase in the number of students in the last years. The students’ differences in prior knowledge and sometimes in disciplines and background demands a tailored-made approach to supervise students in learning concepts and to have them apply in problem-solving exercises. Moreover, due to the large number of the students and differ…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Towards certified learning assistants for improving educational quality
Above curriculumEvidence BasedUniversity of Twente
Created: 16/03/2021
Modified: 21/05/2021
As one of the projects paid from the ‘Kwaliteitsgelden’, UT students have asked for more extensive didactical training for student assistants with tasks in which they are involved in other students’ learning processes. The project has resulted in a successful in-service training of 1 EC spread over two quartiles.
Interdisciplinary education
Education excellence & coaching
Towards education on crops in the next era
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 27/07/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
In this project, we aim at a course with clearer course modules and subunits, attractive for students and teachers, robust to changes in students and teachers, doable and flexible, and with modules and/or units that can be used in other parts of the education ecosystem of Wageningen University for education on crops and cropping systems.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Training BMW students intercultural competence
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
Educational innovation project on training students' intercultural competence within a compulsory bachelor course for Environmental Science students. We aim to develop (i) a new course module based on the experience with the Cultural Detective; (ii) a guided self-assessment tool based on the rubric Intercultural Competence Development developed by Education and Competence Studies Group of WUR; (i…
Dealing with diversity
TU/e Education for Sustainability: Strategy and Implementation
Curriculum LevelBScMScToolIncluding practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 16/06/2021
Modified: 29/06/2021
The overall project aims to co-create and implement an improved embedding of Education for Sustainability for all TU/e students. The present project deals with initiation phase and the strategy development phase.
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
TUe mobile – Mobile learning for challenge-based education
Evidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 13/03/2020
Modified: 28/09/2020
Mobility is a defining factor of today’s world. In today’s world, students learn in different settings, in and out of campus, in the train or at a café. Engineers collaborate with partners all over the world. This is made possible by mobile technology, which allows individuals to access information everywhere, and to do meaningful work on the go.
There is yet a lack of evidence on promising prac…
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Twente Educational model (TOM) and High Tech, Human Touch
Curriculum LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 02/02/2021
The University of Twente has implemented the Twente Educational Model (TOM) in all of its nineteen undergraduate (bachelor’s) programmes. TOM is a transformational innovation, involving the introduction of modules as the organizational principle, and Project-Led Education as the driver of didactical change. 
Interdisciplinary education
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Upscaling Challenge Based Learning in an Ethics Course at TU/e
Course LevelEvidence BasedInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 13/10/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
After intensive research, TU/e decided to fundamentally redesign the basic course on ethics using flipped-classroom and challenge-based learning for a group of 180 students.
Active learning & large groups
Urban Living Lab Approach
Course LevelMScIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of TechnologyWageningen University & Research
Created: 18/06/2020
Modified: 22/10/2020
The Amsterdam Living Laboratory course is part of the MSc MADE (Metropolis Analysis Design and Engineering), a 2-year joint degree master programme from the TU Delft and Wageningen University, hosted at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute). In this challenge-based course, MADE students from different bachelor backgrounds collaboratively work on a complex cha…
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Active learning & large groups
Use of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and peer coaching within the graduation project
Curriculum LevelToolInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
With the recent rise in the number of students at TU/e comes the subsequent extra demand on teaching staff time and other resources. Similar to many other groups and departments at TU/e, the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group has been directly experiencing this increase in students over the past few years, most notably in the amount of BSc and MSc graduation projec…
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Using rich narratives in entrepreneurship education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 15/11/2019
Modified: 28/09/2020
We have developed in 2019 nine rich video narratives. The video cases created are real stories of entrepreneurs active in emerging or developing economies. In their stories they tell about their challenges and problems as well as their entrepreneurial journeys and how they addressed issues along the way. From an educational point of view the video cases combine case-based learning with the power…
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups
Video instruction: laboratory training program for MSc thesis students
Course LevelMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 06/03/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This project focusses on a laboratory training program that allows us to teach students in an organized and efficient manner the basis (lab) skills to perform their thesis project and a series of instruction videos that are used by MSc students as well as by PhD students (see attached Excel-file for the web links to the videos).
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
Virtual field tour in bachelor course: Introduction to water treatment
Course LevelArticle (research paper)ToolInformative without practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 12/09/2018
Modified: 28/09/2020
For the Batchelor course “introduction to water treatment” the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Delft University of Technology organises a field trip to a waste water treatment plant. Not all students can to join this trip, due to organisational limitations.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Virtual Reality: usage in education
Course LevelArticle (research paper)ToolIncluding practical outcomeDelft University of Technology
Created: 31/08/2018
Modified: 24/09/2020
Translation from 2D into 3D VR and experiencing scale, is one of the most challenging aspects for the (design/architecture) students. And exactly this innovation is what helps them out.
Blended learning & virtual labs
Water System Design for Water Use from Multiple Sources; e-learning, peer learning and clips
Course LevelBScMScIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 02/03/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
This project focusses on the introduction of the flipped classroom approach which requires students to be prepared when entering the classroom: the course (6 ETCS) has only 8 hours of plenary lectures and 46 hours for feedback and other high cognitive learning activities. Introduction of 5 e-learning modules to give the students the opportunity to study at their own pace and time. The use of peer…
Dealing with diversity
Blended learning & virtual labs
Active learning & large groups
Web based control laboratory
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeEindhoven University of Technology
Created: 08/03/2017
Modified: 15/10/2020
This proposal aims to change the whole basis of laboratory experimentation both to be more engaging to digitally literate students and to maximize the efficiency of limited resources as the university grows.
Future engineering skills
Blended learning & virtual labs
Education excellence & coaching
When differences clash
Course LevelCurriculum LevelBScMScPhDWorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 29/05/2021
Modified: 04/06/2021
Working in interdisciplinary groups entails working with difference. Working with difference brings us to the intercultural communication approach with its emphasis on learning about the Self, so that we can successfully learn about the Other.
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Why Do Dutch Girls Do Not Choose For Science And Engineering?
University of Twente
Created: 21/05/2021
Modified: 24/05/2021
In The Netherlands, much stronger implicit and explicit gender stereotypes of science and engineering professions prevail than in other countries. The Netherlands scores highest on gender-stereotypical images of science and engineering and lowest on the influx of female students in STEM bachelors.
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Education excellence & coaching
You can always get what you WANT
Course LevelMScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 14/08/2018
Modified: 24/09/2020
Our MSc course 'SLM-33806 Water and Air Flow Numerical Techniques (WANT, hereafter)' is attended by a wide range of students, with various backgrounds. Currently, the course is not designed to tailor the content to the high variation in background knowledge. The PACE evaluations show that students with a non-optimal background rate the course as challenging, whereas the students that have the opt…
Dealing with diversity
Education excellence & coaching
‘Challenges’ in undergraduate TOM programme modules
Course LevelInformative without practical outcomeUniversity of Twente
Created: 27/07/2016
Modified: 02/02/2021
The ‘Challenge’ was introduced as a new learning form. A Challenge is one full-day event per week in which 1st year Computer Science (Technische Informatica) students study, design and implement a solution to a computer network-related problem. Challenges are fairly ‘closed’ i.e. pre-determined, allowing for students to learn as an independent team.The aim was to (intrinsically and extrinsically)…
Education excellence & coaching
Active learning & large groups