Course development

Questions to be considered when implementing ICT in Higher Education.
When you are planning to implement ICT in your education there are seven questions that have to be considered when implementing ICT. During the implementation, these decisions have to be adapted to the new context of the pilot projects.

Question 1: Does the ICT-technical environment work fully suitable?
The success of implementation of ICT in education depends largely on the quality of the ICT-technical environment (hardware, software and ICT-supporting staff). The educational institute has to take care that all students and teachers have access to  a computer and Read More …

Question 2: Is the implementation process of ICT well organised?

As in question 1 in general the advice is to start simple. Start with small pilots. Learn from each other. If the evaluation of the pilots is positive, extend to a broader use of ICT with more courses  and students. Read More …

Question 3: Is the support of the teachers available and well organized?

Teachers often are difficult to convince to use ICT in their education. So they have to be ensured that using ICT has a positive effect on the education and their courses. Also, it should be made clear to them that Read More …

Question 4: Is the management following and supporting the implementation process?

The management formulates their expectations and studies the consequences of the implementation of ICT for the organisation of the university, the faculties and the supporting departments. They expect results like offering a more interesting education (or they expect more students), Read More …

Question 5. Is the communication and sharing of knowledge well organized?

The use of ICT in the education institute means a new element that has to be implemented step by step. Good communication and exchange of knowledge between management, students, teachers, supporting ICT-staff and an educational expert have to be considered Read More …

Question 6: Are the other characteristics of modern higher education taken into consideration?

Blended learning is an important element in Modern Higher Education. It enables the teacher to use modern disciplinary content and modern didactics like active learning, give and receive feed-back, learn professional competencies et cetera. There are a number of topics Read More …

Factors Influencing the Decision of Faculty to Use Educational Technologies

What are the main steps to redesign your existing course in a blended learning course?

There are different Design and Development-approaches. Which approach is appropriate depends on the experiences of the (teacher-) designer and/or on the complexity of the design task.

3. Procedure to design solutions for a ‘sticky’ (very complex and difficult to solve) problem (in progress).

  • The course designer must design a completely new course with a new didactical approach.
  • The curriculum should focus more strongly on professional competences.
  • The faculty want to raise success without delivering less student or lowering the quality of the graduates.
  • All courses should change in a blended learning format and organized in a digital learning environment, including online education.
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