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…

Zooming into online teaching and learning: An interview with Marisa Mori and Mirko Reithler

Zooming into online teaching and learning: An interview with Marisa Mori and Mirko Reithler

By Patrick Bijsmans After weeks of online teaching and learning, you may be totally Zoompt and perhaps you have even developed a case of Zoomophobia. Inversely, you may have become a Zoomophile who looks back at the pre-Zoom age with…

Political Philosophy online in “Coronatijd”

Political Philosophy online in “Coronatijd”

By Darian Meacham The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk, Hegel wrote in Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820). He meant that philosophy, and thinking in general, arrives late on the scene…

Tales from my home office III: Sowing the seeds

Tales from my home office III: Sowing the seeds

By Patrick Bijsmans One of the few good things about the the need to stay at and work from home, is that we’ve managed to get a lot of work done in the garden. We’ve enlarged one of the borders,…

To print or not to print? That is the question

To print or not to print? That is the question

By Paul Stephenson So we have just started period 5 and I have a stack of assessments to do of individual papers, group papers and take-home exams from across the BA and MA programmes. Ordinarily I would print the papers, grade them…

Zoom...Much Ado About Nothing?

Zoom…Much Ado About Nothing?

By Sjoerd Stoffels The launch of Zoom at Maastricht University took many of us by surprise. A launch that also lacked necessary information regarding the ins and outs of this application. The result of this information vacuum: turmoil among staff and…

Building the boat while sailing

Building the boat while sailing

By Mirko Reithler I am a complete novice to online teaching. Embarking on this journey with hasty preparations seems like a daunting task that reminded me of the saying “building the boat while sailing”. Googling the expression, I discovered a…

Tales from my home office II: The rise of the online teacher

Tales from my home office II: The rise of the online teacher

By Patrick Bijsmans We are now in week 3 of online teaching and learning here in Maastricht. Last week I posted some first reflections on my own experience so far, and I want to come back to this again. But…

Tales from my home office I

Tales from my home office I

By Patrick Bijsmans It’s been just over a week since Maastricht University decided to move all teaching online. I’ve been lucky because my teaching from last week onwards was going to be centred around individual meetings anyway, so it’s been…

COVID19 and online education in the MA European Studies

COVID19 and online education in the MA European Studies

By Andreea Nastase, Petar Petrov, Maarten Vink and Hylke Dijkstra Following the university’s decision to suspend in-class education, we decided to move our MA European Studies courses online per Monday 16 March. We want to share our experiences, as novices…

Ten tips for FASoS BA students as we move to online education

Ten tips for FASoS BA students as we move to online education

Prepared by BA Programme Directors, Coordinator for Continuing Professional Development, and FASoS Student Representatives, 18 March 2020   FASoS students already know a lot about independent learning and self-directed study. You can do this! Here are some tips to help…