Ken Robinson is a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. In this talk, he shares his thoughts about how today’s students seamlessly incorporate technology into their daily lives. Seeing this as the dynamic that is forcing education to completely transform itself starting now. It’s not about the technology itself; it’s about the new ways learners can be immersed in authentic learning experiences.
Tony Karrer CEO of TechEmpower, part-time chief technology officer for startups and midsize software companies. He is considered one of the top technologists in e-learning. He presented this model in 2007, which still is applicable 10 years later…
[MID2018] Presentation Sjoerd Stoffels (Maastricht University) during EADTU event: MID2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands
The bearable lightness of
technology in our education
FASoS Project leader & Consultant Educational Technology
Blogging – writing for the web
WordPress blogs - User-friendly and powerful weblog application. Enables
the use of individual or communal blogs. Providing the ability to publish, edit,
modify, organize and maintain web content from a single central interface.
Collaboration & Feedback
FeedbackFruits - Platform (integrated in EleUM) that makes course materials
and lectures more interactive. Students can practice and test their
understanding with flip cards created from digital notes. Options to deploy
are: Peer review/feedback, Group member evaluation, Assignment feedback,
Interactive documents and Interactive video.
Google Drive or Dropbox Teams - Cloud services that enable creating,
writing, editing and collaborating on documents or other files.
Polling & Quizzes
× GoSoapbox - Intuitive student response system for educators to use in their
classrooms. Leveraging web-enabled devices, teachers digitally engage
students to conduct formative assessment and gain insight into student
Mentimeter - Audience response system that enables participants to share
knowledge and real-time feedback mobile, During presentations, polls or
brainstorming sessions in educational settings.
Wooclap - Interactive voting system that supports interactivity in educational
settings. It enable teachers to interact with students, to which students
respond with their smartphone, tablet or computer.
Blackboard Collaborate - Online collaborative learning application
(integrated in EleUM). Real-time video conferencing tool (8 participants with
video) for adding files, sharing applications, and using a virtual whiteboard to
Skype - Communications software for providing video and/or voice calls.
Skype can be used for group calls (10 participants with video, 25 with audio)
including sharing of files and screens.
Blast from the past: Learning and Working
× University-wide project from 2009-2013, with as central objective to design
new or transform existing learning content into distance or blended learning
courses. With this initiative the university aimed to create opportunities for
professionals, postgraduates and part-time students to pursue university
education within their own constraints and with maximum flexibility.
Qualtrics - Digital self-assessment of PBL-skills and ePortfolio composition.
Digital Mentorate – a return on investment
Combined and comprehensive solution for PBL-skills self-assessment and a
User-friendly application and interface for students and mentors, working
flawless on mobile devices as well;
More informative portfolios, therefore resulting in more dedicated
discussions between students and their mentors;
Standardisation of self-assessment and portfolio procedures and document
Learning analytics for insight in longitudinal individual and total student
performances, subsequently being able to tackle potential skills progress
problems and offer the necessary advice and guidance;
Availability of easy to retrieve data for educational research and publication