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Teaching & Learning Lab


3 August 2021

Autumn Festival: challenges and possibilities of online education

During the yearly Autumn Festival on Friday the 12th of November, we will elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of online, hybrid and face-to-face education. We offer different sessions in which you will be able to ask, discuss and think about the possibilities that different forms of education offer, as well as the difficulties that anyone working with education is sure to experience. We have another two great workshops to add to our planning, in which the flexibility of online education is central.


Jeroen Jansen (UU)

A lot of educational institutions, both in primary-, secondary-, and higher-education, are contemplating the role which online education should and could play in our educational systems. One of the big questions involved is how, with usage of online education, we can still make sure that students feel part of a community.

During the workshop by Jeroen Jansen we will dive into the difficulties and possibilities of online community creation and collaborative education. How can collaboration between students contribute to their feeling of belonging, and how can such collaborative learning methods best be applied? What should we take in mind when facilitating online-collaboration and what is the teacher’s role therein?


Karin Rebel (UU) and Annet van Royen (UMCU)

Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research,Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht are combining their knowledge by joining research and education on global issues such as climate change, sustainability, health and food. With the increased focus on- and development off online education, such collaboration has met an increase in possibilities. Students and teachers alike can follow courses from multiple locations, making cross-university collaboration more accesable. But when does such collaboration have any added value? When is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? During the workshop by Karin Rebel and Annet van Royen, participants are welcome to discuss and experience what is needed in both design and development of cross-university courses.


We are looking forward to seeing you on the 12th! Are you curious what other workshops we will be offering? Take a look at the Autumn Festival’s page!