This session will demonstrate and discuss opportunities and challenges of technology enhanced learning. It will comprise technological educational tools for engineering education (e.g. online courses) and new learning concepts facilitated by technology (e.g. flipped classroom for large student groups).
Part 1 A: Keynote speakers (3 times 15’+5’)
‘Blended learning: the case of the large scale, bachelor physics basic course’
Richard Engeln (TU/e, Netherlands)
‘Flipped classroom and web learning in a basic engineering mechanics course’
Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven, Belgium)
‘e-portfolio for the evaluation of graduate attributes in engineering’
Jean Dansereau (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Part 1 B: Contributing speakers (3 times 5’)
Students from different universities will present their experiences and suggestions concerning technology enhanced learning
testimonies by 3 students
Part 2: Panel discussion (50’)
• Perry Den Brok (TU/e, NL), Moderator
• Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven, BE)
• Richard Engeln (TU/e, NL)
• Jean Dansereau (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
• 3 students from different CLUSTER universities
Part 3: Wrap up (5’)
• To what degree is blended learning an impetus for the improvement of quality of courses? Or is it merely a matter of organizing education more efficiently? Or even a matter of necessity (shortage of staff in relation to higher student intake)?
• Is blended learning a good solution for all educational functions? Is it more suitable for assessment, than for example for presentation, or for interaction?
• Is there something like the perfect blend? And should universities go for certain blends, or is this something left to decide by the teacher of the course?
• Is current staff sufficiently trained for blended learning? Is it something that needs attention in professional development of staff?
• What do students think of blended learning? Is their input used in setting up blended courses? What tips do they have
CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world.