Distance Education

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Workshops Distance education
Do you wonder how other teachers activate and guide students online? Would you like to know what's the best way to conduct an online class test? Or are you interested in learning with and from other teachers? LEARN! Academy offers various workshops, guided peer consultation and consultation hours on didactics and distance learning. Participation for VU teachers is free of charge.
Programme distance education 2020-2021

  • Peer consultation for VU Lecturers: new group for junior teachers, tutors and work group teachers
    For those VU lecturers who would like to get inspired by other teachers and exchange experiences and ideas in these hectic times, the LEARN! Academy offers peer consultation under the guidance of an experienced teacher from the LEARN! Academy. The groups that start in September are in Dutch.
  • Online workshop Online leadership: what works?
    The LEARN! Academy will provide an online workshop 'Online leadership: what works' for program directors, in which the preconditions for adequate online leadership will be provided. Are you a program director and do you wonder how you can continue to work together as a team and make sustainable decisions? How much guidance can and should you offer? What conditions are important to keep freshmen motivated in this new reality? This workshop will be held in Dutch.
  • Workshop Mixed Classroom
    The aim of the Mixed Classroom Educational Model is to improve our education at VU Amsterdam, in order to pursue our educational goals. However, to continue to do so when all educational activities take place online is a new and an unprecedented challenge for everyone involved. In order to support teachers who have enthusiastically embraced this model, or were just starting to be curious, we have extended the strategies and learning activities in the VU Mixed Classroom Educational Model in Online Education (.pdf) to work in the present situation of online education.

Teaching Support Desk 
Do you have a question about distance education, for example regarding educational design, didactics, assessment, student guidance, group dynamics, inclusivity, blended learning or coaching?
The trainers and consultants at the LEARN! Academy will provide you with their expertise to help you with your question.