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Harm Biemans
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Associate Professor, Education & Learning Sciences, Wageningen University & Research

Innovations of Harm Biemans

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
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
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
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
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
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
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