THEME | Digital didactics
In this topic you will find answers to frequently asked questions about didactics in remote teaching. We refer interesting articles. Any useful information and tips we receive, we'll process in this overview as soon as possible.
Practical tips and overviews
- The University of Amsterdam Teaching & Learning Centre published an online version of Kevin Yee's Interactive Teaching Techniques.
- Avans University of Applied Sciences collected practical and didactic tips from various sources during the first weeks of the Corona crisis. The tips are listed in this document (Dutch). They are listed in order from practical and directly applicable to tips that require more time and experience in the didactically responsible use of learning technology and the design of online education. Avans' ICTO coaches and educationalists have converted the tips into a step-by-step plan and principles for remote learning within their academy. You can find this at the end of the document.
- Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences published an online magazine with alternative didactical work forms.
- Six experts jointly argue that reflection on your educational goals is essential, especially during these times. And: focus, focus, focus. Read the full article (Dutch) or the summary by Marian Kat-De Jong (Dutch).
- Open University has a web guide for digital didactics (Dutch).
- Tony Bates and others also offers a webinar via EDEN (European Distance & E-learning Network) every week on Monday at 5 p.m., see Education in time of a pandemic #onlinetogether # covid19
How do I keep my students engaged?
- Read this article (Dutch) to see how interaction and feedback help to keep students engaged.
- Read the reports or watch the recordings of several webinars we organised (all Dutch): Interaction with students; Peerfeedback; Self regulation of students in online education.
- This article (Dutch) by Deltion College provides tips for engaging students.
- In this blog (Dutch) by Wilfred Rubens you can read about examples of activating work forms.
- UMC Utrecht made a practical guide with activating work forms (Dutch) as well.
What are the experiences of students?
Read the blogs by student Hugo Hegeman (in Dutch):
How do I provide practical training from a distance?
- Replacing the actual practical training will not always be possible. However, there are examples of blended learning, such as the 'flipped classroom' didactics that provide a natural approach. Students must prepare themselves in advance, reflect on their work afterwards and deepen their knowledge further. In this context, Natasa Brouwer (UvA, SIG Blended learning) refers to Labbuddy, a digital tool that you can use for efficient preparation, planning experiments (research based) and developing data in lab training. Students can practice in the system using existing data. See https://www.labbuddy.net/. In August 2019, the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with Labbuddy, organised a Symposium on research-based practical training: Present day practicals in collaboration: https://www.presentdaypracticals.nl/ (English).
Last updated by Yvonne Florissen, May 20, 2020, 1:15 AM.