The future higher education supermarket

The future higher education supermarket

By Talisha Schilder “Flexible bachelor”, “tailor your own study programme” and “freedom to pursue your own interests” are examples of how universities promote curriculum flexibility on their websites. Student-customers scroll, or let’s say stroll, through the online syllabus aisles to…

Tutorials in times of pandemic: Active participation and interaction in online education

Tutorials in times of pandemic: Active participation and interaction in online education

By Swantje Falcke and Marie Labussière Last Spring, the courses taught in period 5 had to be moved online within a matter of days. Although challenging under these circumstances, adapting to online teaching has led to a great range of…

Fast forward and rewind: Using videos in teaching and learning

Fast forward and rewind: Using videos in teaching and learning

By Patrick Bijsmans Throughout the last couple of months I have joined several national and international webinars, observed colleagues’ online tutorials and lectures, and read several blogs and papers to inform myself about online teaching and learning. This includes excellent…

Expectations, availability and learning: Online teaching and learning in the Maastricht Science Programme

Expectations, availability and learning: Online teaching and learning in the Maastricht Science Programme

By Stefan Jongen After reading Mirko Reithler’s blog post, I was thinking about how to build a boat for my teaching in period 5 of the Maastricht Science Programme, a bachelor programme that is offered by the Faculty of Science…

Studying curriculum design in European Studies

Studying curriculum design in European Studies

 By Johan Adriaensen & Caterina Pozzi Curriculum design is the backbone of programmes in Higher Education and the framework within which all teaching and learning take place. Surprisingly, there is relatively little comparative research on curriculum designs within the Scholarship of…