Primary challenge owner: The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Secondary challenge owner(s): Avans university of applied sciences
The Universities of Applied Sciences of The Hague and Avans have been working with blended learning for years, aiming to achieve high quality, engaging education through better blended education design. This has led to numerous challenges for lecturers who design the education and educational IT professionals who support them. There is a great deal of information available on, for example, teaching methods and didactics. Examples include lecturers using the Blended Learning Puzzle and a design model (e.g. Golf) to provide a blending learning experience. However, independently applying these blended insights to one’s own module designs remains a bridge too far for many lecturers. They often reinvent the wheel, without making use of what their colleagues have already developed. This is why The Universities of Applied Sciences are looking for a better integration of all supporting information and examples, with an environment where (sector-wide) lecturers can create and share their blended basic design as easily as possible.
To facilitate lecturers even better in (re-)designing their blended education, there is a need for a safe, inviting online environment where:
Develop an online environment that supports lecturers in designing blended learning education programs with the help of a database of supporting information.