Humanism as an Ideal for Higher Education

Higher education is in the midst of a transition. The number of students participating in higher education worldwide is expected to grow. This growth rate represents an immense increase in the global demand for higher education. This demand has been fueled by far-reaching political, economic, social, and technological changes, including legal reforms, economic competition, social movements, and technological innovations. Due to the fact that my other blogpost about humanism is my best post I hope this post will add some new perspectives and insights. Lees verder “Humanism as an Ideal for Higher Education”

Playful Learning in Higher Education

The traditional paradigm holds that learning needs to be serious. If you’re having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Learning is meant to be hard work. It needs to be done in an orderly, disciplined fashion – the students silent as the lecturer speaks. Lees verder “Playful Learning in Higher Education”

Now We Are Online, What Should We Do Next?

Never in the past decade, since I’ve been professionally engaged with it, have I seen so much written about online learning on a daily basis. It has certainly become a fashionable topic. Many different opinions being debated, thankfully also a lot of useful tips on how to move courses online in an effective manner. But while the corona crisis brought online learning to the front page, we should by no means take it for granted. This forced sudden boost in popularity will not have (only) positive consequences for teaching and learning in the virtual environment. Lees verder “Now We Are Online, What Should We Do Next?”

Learning Experience Design (LXD)

To be a designer you have to think like a designer. Good design, in my opinion, means having the ability to empathise with the person you are designing for. It doesn’t matter whether that is a user, and we are talking user experience design (UX), a customer, meaning customer experience design (CX) or a learner, and we are therefore talking about learning design or even more on trend…’learning experience design'(LXD). Lees verder “Learning Experience Design (LXD)”

Stop Giving Grades in Higher Education

Grades define the contours of our higher educational system. Our society is even structurally dependent on grading performance. Just look at how the best jobs go to the students with the best grades. At first glance, the large-scale implementation of grades seems like a textbook example of efficiency improvement. Grades function as a simple and immediate feedback mechanism. They allow differences between students to be quantified and permit teachers to process more students in a shorter period of time. However, upon closer inspection, essential questions arise: Lees verder “Stop Giving Grades in Higher Education”

A Need for Disruption in Higher Education

On the surface, higher education is a nice idea. You go in, pick a subject you like, learn from the experts, and leave being job- and future-ready. This is why so many people decide to go to college. Yet just because so many people are doing it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a good thing to do. Lees verder “A Need for Disruption in Higher Education”

How Could We Design A Learning Space That Matters?

The current higher education system is out of date. It needs to go beyond just measuring academic performance. What could be the best way forward to prepare students for the real world? Lees verder “How Could We Design A Learning Space That Matters?”

Open-ended Learning in Higher Education

An open-ended tasks aims at complex problem-solving skills by confronting students with a realistic problem in a learning environment with a large amount of learner control and different tools. Lees verder “Open-ended Learning in Higher Education”

Reinventing Education For The Future Of Work

Ken Robinson holds the distinction of having the most viewed TED talk ever. He rails against an education system that was forged in the heat of the industrial revolution to create a workforce fit to perform the one task they would have to perform for the entirety of their working lives. Lees verder “Reinventing Education For The Future Of Work”

What Is Curriculum Development

This blog will explain what curriculum development is. Why is it important for teachers? I also will explain three types of curriculum design. Lees verder “What Is Curriculum Development”