MODULES AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

CENTRED AROUND KEY THEMES IN ACTIVE LEARNING

Theme I

Study Interaction

Enabling students to fully engage with the study material, aiding comprehension

Interactive Video

Didactic challenge Shallow learning through the passive consuming of video content

Product Videos that initiate deeper learning. Activate student thinking through inline discussions and practice questions.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students each add discussion topics to a video
  • Students collectively reflect on the impact of a video on their opinions

Interactive Documents

Didactic challenge Shallow learning through the passive consuming of document content

Product Documents that initiate deeper learning. Activate student thinking through inline discussions and practice questions.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students recap previous section in Q&A/Discussion session
  • Students identify challenging course content to guide revision sessions

Interactive Audio

Didactic challenge Shallow learning through the passive consuming of audio content

Product Audio clips that initiate deeper learning. Activate student thinking through inline discussions and practice questions.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students complete a listening practice test
  • The teacher provides the class with audio feedback on an assignment

Theme II

Collective Feedback

Inspiring students to reflect critically on their peers' as well as their own work, enhancing collaboration skills in the process

Peer Feedback

Didactic challenge Organising effective Peer-Feedback

Product ⤑ Significantly increase the quality of student work. Solidly organise Peer Feedback for serious peer learning.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students evaluate the credibility of sources
  • Students upload videos of their laboratory work for peers to review

Group Member Evaluation

Didactic challenge Evaluating student contributions in groups

Product Let students give feedback in individual contributions to improve soft skills and reduce free-riding.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students giving feedback on their peers' collaboration skills
  • Peer assessment of collaboration skills to personalise group grades


Theme III

Student Engagement

Encouraging mindfulness during as well as after class

Interactive Presentations

Didactic challenge ⤑ Boosting student engagement during lectures

Product Add questions to your existing slides to increase interaction and bring your presentation to life.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students anonymously answer controversial questions and discuss them together
  • Students answer pre and post lecture multiple choice questions

Argument Mapping

Didactic challenge ⤑ The difficulty of classifying key arguments around a complex debate, which impedes critical thinking

Proposed solution ⤑ A classifier that makes it easy to identify, store, share and utilise arguments

Development Phase ⤑ Phase 4 - Validation

Collaborative Learning

Didactic Challenge ⤑ Passivity and lack of online interactions

Proposed Solution ⤑ Fair online participation grading based on their own best contribution

Main Co-Creators ⤑ Wangeningen University & Maastricht University

Development Phase ⤑ Phase 2/3 - Design & Development

Theme IV

Team-Based Learning

Empowering students to make use of their peers' knowledge and insights

Study Material Comprehension

Didactic challenge ⤑ Stimulate deeper understanding of study material

Product ⤑ An assignment format that provides pre-knowledge activation, priming on topics and active processing of study material.

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students read a text using the SQ3R method
  • Students complete a thematically targeted comprehension activity

Discussion Assignment

Didactic challenge ⤑ Getting students to think critically about topics

Product ⤑ An assignment where students engage in back-and-froth discussions based on the hand-ins of their peers

Learning Activities Include:

  • Students analyse philosophical texts uploaded by their peers and debate key arguments
  • Students critically discuss peer's uploaded arguments for either one or the other side of a debate

Theme V

Teacher Support

Smart solutions aiding teachers in their day to day work, from course and student management, to the sharing of insights with colleagues

Personal Learning Paths

Didactic challenge One size fits all courses didactics

Product ⤑ Personalise your learning path for several student segments and get more students engaged. Personalise your course and support different learning speeds, pre-knowledge levels or study motivations.

EduBot Assistant

Didactic Challenge ⤑ The difficulty of keeping track of many students' progress

Proposed Solution ⤑ A digital, AI-enabled teacher's assistant, which suggests clever teacher interventions

Main Co-Creators ⤑ University of Utrecht

Development Phase ⤑ Phase 2/3 - Design & Development

Open Courseware Suggester

Didactic Challenge ⤑ Finding more research/written work that fits a particular lecture

Proposed Solution ⤑ Plugin that helps teachers enrich their courses with open study material from the best universities worldwide. With the aid of artificial intelligence, the plug-in will examine what the course is about and give the lecturer a selection of material that connects.

Main Co-Creators ⤑ TU Delft & Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Development Phase ⤑ Phase 4 - Validation

Teachers' Network

Didactic Challenge ⤑ The slow adoption of innovative didactics

Proposed Solution ⤑ A place where teachers and educational supporters can come together to learn, inspire and share experiences

Main Co-Creators ⤑ University of Amsterdam & Erasmus University

Development Phase ⤑ Phase 2 - Design

LMS COMPATIBILITY OF MODULES

DEEP API INTEGRATION FOR THE LMS