Digitalisation

Digitalisation is the use of digital technologies to improve processes. But how does that work within the context of our university? Studying is also a social experience.

Especially within TOM ('Twents Onderwijs Model'), working together, giving and receiving feedback is of great importance for learning. Therefore, digital education is not a substitute for physical education. What are our options? Our colleagues have experimented with several methods and are looking forward to sharing those with you!

All sessions of this day will be held in The Gallery (Inspire or Learn-X).

Time


Session

Presenters

11:00-11:30

Presentation

Social connectedness in Online and Blended Learning

Linlin Pei

11:45-12:30

Presentation

Purposeful use of technology to support the application of educational theories

Wallace Uglino

12:30-13:30


Lunch; DesignLab, The Gallery


13:30-14:45

Workshop

Teaching & Learning after Covid: what will stick?

Chris Rouwenhorst & Leon Cremonini

15:00-15:30

Presentation

Applied and interactive Probability & Statistics Course Design for Engineers

Nelly Litvak

15:30-16:00

Presentation

Competence based Curriculum Inventory for the Biomedical Engineering Program

Jan Buitenweg

16:00-16:30


Coffee/tea


16:30-17:00

Workshops

Virtual Reality - Bas Kollofel

Workshop CodeGrade Wallace Uglino


17:00-17:30

Virtual Reality - Bas Kollofel


Register for sessions you are interested in and put them in your agenda, so you are sure not to miss them!

17 May

  • 11:00-11:30: Social connectedness in Online and Blended Learning

    Date: Tuesday 17 May
    Time: 11:00 - 11:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Social connectedness in Online and Blended Learning
    Speaker: Linlin Pei

    Abstract:
    Despite Blended Learning’s potential to improve the pedagogical richness and learning outcomes, it can be a double-edged sword if the social aspect of blended learning is overlooked. Poor social interactions can have a negative impact on the quality of blended learning, culminating in students feeling lonely, isolated, and losing motivation. In this situation, a sense of community will be crucial to increase perceived learning, academic success, as well as students’ well-being.

    My study focuses on the perspectives of students and teachers, with the goal of validating the pedagogical methods, practices, and tools that foster a sense of community in the blended learning environment. This is an ongoing study involving over 200 students and three blended courses offered at UT. The preliminary findings will be shared and discussed with colleagues interested in the advancement of blended learning.

  • 11:45-12:30: Purposeful use of technology to support the application of educational theories

    Date: Tuesday 17 May
    Time: 11:45 - 12:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Purposeful use of technology to support the application of educational theories
    Speaker: Wallace Ugulino

    Abstract:
    Nowadays, teachers have various apps to support their teaching - especially for online activities. For instance, a typical example is using apps to drive engagement in the lectures and fostering active participation of students in the session. Furthermore, in some cases, educational apps can support the course beyond the educational meeting (lecture, workshop, discussion boards, etc.). The use beyond lectures is particularly interesting when teachers seek to support changes in the pedagogical design as a whole, e.g., when implementing a Blended-Learning course. In this session, we will discuss the case of a programming course that uses a combination of tools, including YouTube and CodeGrade, to support Blended-Learning,  the application of Metacognition training, and the exploration of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD, from Vygotsky).

  • 13:30-14:45: Teaching & Learning after Covid: what will stick?

    Date: Tuesday 17 May
    Time: 13:30 - 14:45
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Teaching & Learning after Covid: what will stick? (workshop)
    Speaker: Chris Rouwenhorst & Leon Cremonini

    Abstract:
    Without a doubt, the global pandemic has put IT-enabled innovation of education firmly on the agenda.  Teachers had effectively no choice but to switch overnight from the standard classroom to hybrid or blended teaching modes. But this was to a large extent an emergency response. In the world after Covid students will expect remote teaching options; yet they will still demand excellence from their teachers.   

    This session will let you question a number of assumptions of how IT will affect teaching in a post-Covid world. Have you ever considered whether all lecture theaters will become hybrid, or if the campus will remain our university’s trademark? During this session we will explore with you “the possible”, “the wishful” and “the unwanted”.  

    In a nutshell: what will stick after Covid?

  • 15:00-15:30: Applied and interactive Probability & Statistics Course Design for Engineers

    Date: Tuesday 17 May
    Time: 15:00 - 15:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Applied and interactive Probability & Statistics Course Design for Engineers
    Speaker: Nelly Litvak

    Abstract:
    What is the goal of Probability and Statistics course for Mechanical Engineers? I formulated it as follows: ` The students should be able to recognize and apply the models and methods of probability and statistics in real-life context of mechanical engineering.’ This has led to fully-digital assessment of the students based on self-generated problems. But then, how to make sure that the students address and master all topics of the course? Crucially, we supported students by providing a very clear structure of the course material, learning objectives, and mandatory diagnostic Quizzes and problem sets. In this talk I will explain this course set-up. I believe that this setup is very doable for the teachers, and at least some elements of it can be implemented without huge time investments.

  • 15:30-16:00: Competence based curriculum inventory for Biomedical Engineering Program

    Date: Tuesday 17 May
    Time: 15:30 - 16:00
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Competence based Curriculum Inventory for the Biomedical Engineering Program
    Speaker: Jan Buitenweg

    Abstract:
    At the master Biomedical Engineering, the University of Twente Curriculum Inventory (UTCI) is being developed: an online tool offering all available courses in the curriculum in a coherent manner. A unique property of the UTCI is that not the present program goals, but – looking beyond the diploma – BME-specific competences determine the curriculum coherence. Students can use the UTCI to design their individual study paths, based on their own development-needs and their envisioned future role in society. Examination boards gain more freedom to approve competence-motivated study paths. Based on study paths and development-needs, curriculum committees can improve the catalog of courses.

  • 16:30-17:30: Workshops CodeGrade and Virtual Reality

    On the Workshops page you can find an overview of all the workshops.

Registration form

On the Workshops page you can register for all the workshops that will be held at the end of each day.