Innovate the design of your course

Are you looking for ways to renew or innovate your complete course design?  The following MicroLabs can help you with that:

Canvas provides different opportunities to engage your students online. In this MicroLab you will learn how to use various tools in Canvas to motivate your students. We will guide you in creating learning activities to enhance the learning experience of your students. By the end of this module you’ve created an interactive Canvas course, using different learning activities.

Goals/competencies

After following this MicroLab you will be able to:

  • · Connect with your students using the various communication tools (announcements, chat, discussion, inbox)
  • · Create active blended learning activities (assignments, discussions, quizzes, feedback fruits) in the Canvas environment

Target group and required prior knowledge

This MicroLab is intended for EUR lecturers using Canvas. No specific prior knowledge is required, basic Canvas knowledge is a pre.

Content, form and time investment

This MicroLab is blended; you start with an online part (in Canvas) where we will show you different learning activities to engage your students. You will come up with an overall structure of your course as a pre-class assignment, so you can work on this during the face to face meeting. In this work session, you will create learning activities that are suited to your specific situation. The Risbo trainers will help you with designing and selecting these activities. After the face-to-face meeting there will be online support from a Risbo trainer if you need more assistance in creating your learning activities. The total time investment is +/- 12 hours spread over a few weeks, depending on your own agenda.

Proof of Competence

To earn your Proof of Competence, you will record a screencast of your Canvas course where you walk us through the course structure and the different learning activities you created. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

Planning

DateTimeLocation
4 July 202213:00-16:00T5-105
12 October 202209:30-12:30Online
8 February 202309:30-12:30Online
19 April 202309:30-12:30Online

Signing up for this MicroLab

Interested? Check www.myeur.nl/MicroLabs or www.risbo.nl for more information about each MicroLab. Or sign up directly via training@risbo.eur.nl. Whenever we have set new dates for the module, this will be visible on the website.

Do you wonder how you can activate your students’ prior knowledge right at the start of a course or introduction of a new concept effectively? Or do you want to get insight in the initial situation of your students to adjust the design of your course or teaching accordingly? In this MicroLab you will learn how to activate and assess the prior knowledge of your students and which interventions you can do according to the level of prior knowledge of your group of students. You will analyze the initial situation of your students, determine the necessary prior knowledge and skills students need to participate in your course and you will develop your own assessment to assess students’ prior knowledge. Next to this, you will learn different teaching and learning activities on how to activate students’ prior knowledge.

Goals/competencies

After following this flash module you will be able to:

Content, form and time investment    

This MicroLab has a blended format, which means that you can prepare online and  then meet (online) for a session with the trainer. In this session you will get more inspiration on activating prior knowledge, you can discuss your personal case with the trainer and share experiences with other lecturers from different faculties (depending on the number of participants). After the session you will experiment with activating and/or assessing prior knowledge in your course.

The trainer can support you in preparing or reflecting on this experiment. To complete this MicroLab, we will ask you to make a short video showing your activity or intervention and the results.

Proof of Competence

The Microlab will be completed with a video, this is your Proof of Competence, in which you explain:

You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

Participants say..

"I tried to take more seriously the existing prior knowledge in students and tackle it in the most appropriate fashion"

Planning

Signing up for this MicroLab

Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

Feedback is one of the most effective strategies in student learning. At the same time, it is sometimes difficult to provide sufficient or good feedback in a course. There are many different aspects of giving feedback. Using feedback, feed up and feed forward, choosing the right formative assessment, giving appropriate feedback, but also supporting students in giving and receiving peer feedback. In this MicroLab you learn how to integrate these aspects in your course or education. This can be an entire course, or in separate educational sessions. We work based on four strategies that we will go through in the MicroLab. Because you make an assignment for every strategy, you will ultimately have a basis for the integration of feedback in your course.

Target group and required prior knowledge

This Microlab is primarily intended for teachers who are responsible for a course. Teachers who have little influence on a course can participate but will not be able to implement their final implementation plan completely.

No prior knowledge is required. A University Education Qualification (UTQ) can be useful but is not necessary.

Learning objectives / competences

After this MicroLab you will be able to:

  • Formulate learning objectives and success criteria
  • Integrate formative assessment in your course
  • Integrate good quality expert feedback in your course by selecting the right activity at the right moment

         OR

  • integrate effective peer feedback in your course by selecting the right activity at the right moment

Content, form and time investment

You start in the online learning environment with the preparation of assignments based on supporting materials (total time investment: 2 to 3 hours).

We will discuss these preparatory assignments in the workshop itself. You hereby receive peer feedback on the submitted assignments. We will then go further through the process of integrating feedback into your education. Ultimately, you have created the basis for an integration plan for feedback. You will be able to use this immediately in practice.

To complete this MicroLab, you actually also perform a feedback activity, which you then reflect on in terms of the chosen activity and the quality of the feedback. You can opt for the use of expert feedback or peer feedback.

Proof of Competence

This Microlab is closed with a file of your choice (text file, video etc) in which four strategies become clear. For this you have to choose a formative assessment and perform it in practice, on which you then provide feedback yourself, or apply peer feedback.

  • Formulated learning objectives and success criteria
  • A brief description of the chosen formative assessment
  • Description of the expert feedback given (which activity, when, how etc)

         OR

  • Description of the peer feedback process (which activity, how did you approach this etc).
  • Reflection on the feedback process and the quality of the feedback.

Planning

Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

DateTime Location
6 July 202213:00-16:00VB-09
19 October 202209:30-12:30Education Lab
21 November 202209:30-12:30Online
26 January 202309:30-12:30Education Lab
20 March 202309:30-12:30Online

Signing up for this MicroLab

Our world is complex and full of wicked problems, such as poverty, climate change and gender equality etc. Through our education we can prepare students to be able to contribute to solving these challenges now and/or in the future. We need education that is more impact-driven, increasing the change capacity of the leaders of tomorrow who can contribute to a more sustainable world. But how can you design your course to be more impact driven? What does this mean for our education, for our students and for your role as a teacher?

In this MicroLab, which was developed in co-creation with Impact at the Core, you will learn how to design an impact-driven learning experience. You will (re)design your course to create a learning experience incorporating (one of) the principles of impact driven education. The MicroLab consists of an online preparation and a workshop.

Goals/competencies

After this MicroLab, you are able to:

  • (re)Design a course incorporating (one of) the principles of impact-driven education;
  • Select strategies to guide your students through an impact-driven learning experience;
  • Assess an impact-driven learning experience focusing on the learning process.

Target group and required prior knowledge

This MicroLab is intended for EUR teachers and course coordinators who would like to make their course more impact driven, by for example relating their courses to one of the sustainable development goals. To take full advantage of this MicroLab, we advise you to join the webinar ‘Impact driven education’ before you participate in this MicroLab. More information about the webinar can be found here: https://www.eur.nl/en/webinars

Content, form and time investment

This MicroLab has a blended format and consists of online preparation and one workshop.

  • In the preparation in the online Canvas environment (3 hours) you will learn about the principles of impact driven education and explore your wishes and the opportunities you see for your course.
  • During the online workshop (4 hours) you will get more inspiration on different strategies to design, facilitate and assess an impact driven learning experience. You will also reflect on your role as a teacher to guide your students towards the impact that you strive for. In a pressure cooker design session you make a start with the (re)design of your course to incorporate principles of impact driven education, together with peers and the trainer.
  • After the workshop (2,5 hours) you will complete your design and reflect upon the strategies that you chose to create an impact driven learning experience. To support your additional educational materials, sources and examples for inspiration are provided. You will receive feedback on the redesign of your course by an educational consultant of CLI/Risbo.
Assessment and badge

Your Proof of Competence consists of a presentation of your (re)designed learning experience and a reflection on the design. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

Planning

DateTimeLocation
5 July 202209:00-13:00T5-102/T5-105
10 October 202213:00-16:00Education Lab
24 January 202313:00-16:00Education Lab
23 March 202313:00-16:00Education Lab
16 May 202313:00-16:00Education Lab

*This MicroLab is open for all teacher from the LDE Universities. Teachers from Leiden and Delft can sign up by sending an e-mail to training@risbo.eur.nl.

Signing up for this MicroLab

Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. Teachers from EUR, TUD and Leiden University can participate for free.

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