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[MID2018] Presentation George Ubachs during EADTU event: MID2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands

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[MID2018] Presentation George Ubachs during EADTU event: MID2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands

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[MID2018] Presentation George Ubachs during EADTU event: MID2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands

  1. 1. [INTRODUCTION TO EMBED The European Maturity Model for Blended Education Multiplier event EMBED 14 December 2018
  2. 2. [European Maturity model for Blended EDucation (EMBED) Partnership with frontrunner universities in blended education EU –funded project – Erasmus+ – Key Activity 2 01-09-2017 – 31-08-2020 Coordinator: EADTU Partners: KU Leuven, TU Delft, University of Edinburgh, Tampere University, Dublin City University, Aarhus University 2CC-BY 4.0
  3. 3. [ Erasmus+ KA2 : 2017-1-NL01-KA203-035288 3CC-BY 4.0
  4. 4. [ Offering guidance by developing a conceptual framework and a European maturity model on blended education  Framework for pedagogical and institutional change based on progress markers related to stakeholder-focused outcomes  Multi-level maturity model of blended education, including micro-level teaching and learning processes, meso-level institutional innovation and enabling strategies, and macro- level governmental policy and support structures EMBED in short 4CC-BY 4.0
  5. 5. [EMBED as a strategic partnership  About introducing innovation in higher education by the implementation of blended learning (b-learning)  We will create a reference model for developing and implementing blended learning, embracing all levels of an institution: the design of the blended course, organisational aspects such as staff support and training, and institutional leadership, developing policies and strategies making the institution continuously innovative.  The partnership consists of frontrunner universities in b-learning European wide
  6. 6. [Blended and online education will innovate education in degree education and increase the areas of continuing education / continuing professional development and open education.  Blended education will raise the quality and efficiency of degree education in general, as well as facing large numbers of students and lower staff/students ratios.  Innovation in education towards more online systems is important to offer flexible and scalable education What is the maturity model for BL? The maturity model includes criteria and instruments to assess the degree of maturity of b-learning and innovation of an HE institution. It includes a framework for change, based on progress markers. 6
  7. 7. [ Governmental and European strategies and frameworks for innovation  Institutional strategy and cultural changes / mindset  Pedagogical models and design for blended courses  New expertise needed and staff support  Student support  Including blended education in the quality framework of the university  Funding of innovation  Increased workload 7
  8. 8. [Positive factors for succeeding b-learning implementation are: the strong presence of digital technology at universities and digital skills of students and teachers; strong learning environments; good practices in b-learning; the experience with MOOCs; the need for enhancing quality for large student numbers; where applicable a strong institutional leadership. These positive factors are important for anchoring change processes. 8
  9. 9. [Negative factors are: academic culture not in favour of innovation; attitudes of students and staff towards online learning; leadership not engaged for innovation by b-learning; missing policies, strategies, concepts, frameworks; misconceptions on blended/online teaching; low awareness of innovative pedagogies; b-learning competences of staff not enough developed; no adequate solutions for the changing workload of staff; partial innovations only; no incentives for career development; no substantial budget; weak governmental strategies. The EMBED project will contribute to a deep change within the partnership and beyond. 9
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  11. 11. [ 11 Research roundtable session; Friday 12th of October The European Maturity Model for Blended Education (EMBED) Willem van Valkenburg (Manager Teaching & Learning Services TU Delft (NL)) Diana Laurillard (Prof. UCL Knowledge Lab (UK)) Michael Gaebel (EUA), Belgium
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  13. 13. [ 13 WISHING YOU AN INTERESTING SESSION ENJOY!!

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