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EMBED Intensive Training Seminar in Blended Teaching and Learning

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Glasnevin Campus Dublin City University 9

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The “European Maturity Model for Blended Education in Europe” (EMBED) is developed by a consortium of frontrunner universities in blended and online education: KU Leuven, TU-Delft, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aarhus, Dublin City University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. EMBED is coordinated by EADTU.

Presenters:
Katie Goeman, Veerle Van Rompaey, KU Leuven (Belgium) & Willem van Valkenburg, Wiebe Dijkstra, TU Delft (The Netherlands) & Mark Brown, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Grainne Conole, Dublin City University (Ireland)

Contact person:
George Ubachs, EADTU

Objectives of the training seminar:

The training seminar will be an opportunity to learn about state of the art of blended teaching and education and to apply new concepts on the current context of their university.

The participants will further generate feedback on the multidimensional maturity model for course design as developed by the consortium (micro) and on the institutional strategies needed in order to implement it (meso).

They will also learn about the monitor to assess the maturity of blended and online educational practices at universities. The monitor is conceived as a multi-layered instrument with dimensions and indicators that where newly developed or adapted from previously validated instruments. Its goal is to grasp in detail practices and conditions for blended learning. All instruments are piloted across different institutions, programmes and courses.

Participants:

  • Teaching staff designing or redesigning a course, using new modes of teaching and learning. Teaching staff looking for a stable framework for innovating or assessing courses, in search for a balance between increasing student numbers, enhancing the quality of the teaching and learning experience and cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, teaching staff, developing online learning activities for short postgraduate degrees and continuous education.

  • Teaching and learning departments developing blended and online teaching and learning models; supporting staff in course design teams; identifying patterns of good practice in their institution or in a network; collaborating with learning technology services and organising continuous professional development for teaching staff and program directors, or organising institutional evaluation and research on blended and online education. Learning technology departments providing learning-oriented technology infrastructure, tools and resources and supporting teaching staff. Internationalisation departments, responding to the needs for international blended or online courses and programs, online program collaboration and mobility schemes.

  • University leaders, developing and implementing policies, strategies, frameworks and guidelines making their university continuously innovative; developing drivers and enablers for innovation; organising support services and continuous professional development for staff and program directors; stimulating and activating communities of practice and sharing educational resources; providing learning technology environments and tools; funding grassroot initiatives, program-based projects, institutional evaluation and research.

    The training seminar is organised by EADTU and hosted by Dublin City University (DCU). The seminar is fully based on Intellectual Output 1 & 2 of EMBED

Agenda:

Tuesday 4 June THE EUROPEAN MATURITY MODEL (EMM) IN A NUTSHELL

14:00 Welcome @DCU

  • Project introduction and objectives of the workshop by coordinator (George Ubachs, EADTU)

14.30 Introduction of participants

15.00 Blended teaching and education - a conceptual framework and illustrative examples (Katie Goeman, KU Leuven)

15.15 Break

15.45 Towards the European Maturity Model (EMM) - the model and its measures (Willem van Valkenburg, Delft University)

16.00 – 17.00 Setting the scene

  • Expression of interest by workshop participants: expectations, needs and concerns regarding the maturity of blended teaching and education in the light of the university context.


Wednesday 5 June THE EUROPEAN MATURITY MODEL (EMM) @YOUR UNIVERSITY

09.30 – 11.30 Matters of design: programmes

  • Applying the maturity model to your own institute.
  • Context-specific evaluation of course design, program design or management by means of the EMM (prototype)
  • Reflections and sharing of results

11.30 – 12.00 Discussion of screening results: equalities, differences and missing links

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 14.00 Matters of design: Leadership and governance

  • Applying the maturity model to your own institute.
  • Context-specific evaluation of course design or governance by means of the EMM (prototype)
  • Reflections and sharing of results

14.00 15.00 Discussion of screening results: equalities, differences and missing links

15.00 15.30 Break

15.30 17.00 Continuation morning programme

19:00 Dinner (at own costs)


Thursday 6 June QUALITY MATTERS - SITE VISIT DCU

09.30 10.00 Reflecting on EMM in practice (Katie Goeman)

10.00 – 11.15 Matters of Quality: practices and policies @DCU

  • Demonstration of QA culture instruments, procedures and feedback mechanisms

11.15 11.45 Break

11.45 – 13.00 Matters of Quality: the EMM revisited (Willem van Valkenburg)

  • Integration of QA in the EMM
  • Reflections and sharing of results

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Designing for Quality: meeting the DCU experts

  • Learning design: models, frameworks and tools

16.00 17.00 DCU campus tour

19:00 Dinner (at own costs)


Friday 7 June THE EUROPEAN MATURITY MODEL (EMM) @YOUR UNIVERSITY

9:00 10.45 Presentations by training participants on results

10:45 11.00 Break

11.00 11.45 Experts feedback and advise

11.45 12.45 Contributing to the design the EMBED MOOC

  • Input by participants: feedback to the draft outline

12.45 13.00 Evaluation of event

13.00 Closing

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