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ErasmusU_Online is a cooperation between the Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI) and the EUR schools. Its aim is to boost online education at Erasmus University Rotterdam by supporting the EUR schools in setting up accredited online programmes

ErasmusU_Online works on the full range of online education. From online courses within on-campus programmes to fully online (pre)master programmes. In due course, the online portfolio becomes richer and will reach an expanding number of prospective and current students.

What’s the current status of ErasmusU_Online?
Below you will find the projects that are currently being implemented, explored, or supported by ErasmusU_Online in any other way.

This overview was last updated in October 2022.

The following projects are currently being implemented:

  • The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) has approved the start of the first online master: Psychology of the Digital Media. As of this academic year the master will continue fully online. The online aspects of the master will be evaluated throughout the year.
  • The Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM) have started gradually implementing a fully online pre-master Health Sciences track next to their on-campus offering. The 17 online students that started this academic year will be able to follow four courses fully online and the rest in a hybrid setting. The fully online pre-master track will start as per September 2023.
  • The ESSB online master Public Governance, Management and Policy (o-PGMP) has been approved by the vice-dean of education and the programme committee and start as an online only master in September 2023.

There are several projects in the exploration phase which, after a positive decision of the faculties involved, will be carried out and implemented under the umbrella of ErasmusU_Online:

  • ESE e-MSc Data Science & Marketing Analytics
  • ESPhil second degree programme Philosophy (Bachelor)
  • ESHCC online master Digitalisation, Surveillance and Societies

The Community for Learning & Innovation has offered the European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) team their support in preparing the EUR courses that were selected to be opened-up for students of our UNIC-partners. The following courses are currently being supported:

ESHCCUrban History: Rotterdam in Global Perspective 
ESHCCFeeding, Breeding and Bleeding for World Domination 1870-1950
ESSBDigital Media @ Work 
ESSBTechnology, Policy and Society 
ESLMinor Political Economy of European Integration
ESLMinor Economic Analysis of European Integration
RSMGlobal Supply Chain Management
RSMInnovation Management

ErasmusU_Online also contributes to the development of:

  • The part-time bachelor of law (Vrijdagmiddagonderwijs) (ESL)
  • The online courses of ISS
  • Ideas for a pre-master Global Health (Erasmus MC)

There is also cooperation with:

  • The English Language Premaster Business Administration (RSM)

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ErasmusU_Online sees it as the responsibility of the university to facilitate and stimulate social connection and a sense of belonging by designing courses that enhance social engagement in the classroom. Additionally, ErasmusU_Online has created an online social community platform to stimulate social engagement outside the classroom. The online social platform is integrated in Canvas and available for all students who follow online education. Currently 200 students from three faculties (RSM, ESHPM and ESSB) are participating on the social platform. We have named the platform Yello.

In the upcoming academic year (2022/2023) Yello will run as a pilot. During the pilot, the project team will work on the implementation, adoption, and evaluation of the platform. Over the academic year several evaluations will be executed. The purpose of these evaluations is twofold: improvements will be made based on the results to optimize adoption and the results will be used as input for the proof of value. Until July 2023 the platform will have to prove its value to the students and the university. The proof of value is the end-deliverable of the pilot phase.


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