Sometimes you hear or read about another perspective on a scientific problem, on a didactic approach, on a technical problem or on a political issue, of which you think ‘I’ve never looked at it like that before, but there’s something in it’. It makes you doubt. Do I have to make up another mind?

In this new section NT&L gives the floor to a teacher, a student, someone from the supporting staff, a program director, whoever, as long as the issue at hand touches on education (at the VU). All we ask is a surprising look, a different view, an eye opener.

Every month a different person will address an intriguing issue. Would you like to make a contribution? Please contact

"We are in this together"

Do we include education in the team science approach, or would it be useful to have a team education approach as well? I found a possible answer when I bumped into a recorded livestream from the University of Twente.
June 16, 2021
Wilma Van Wezenbeek

Share your ideas for the future of learning and teaching

The KIN Center for Digital Innovation of the School of Business and Economics  (SBE) invites VU students and staff to share their ideas about the future of learning and teaching. The KIN Center has set up a unique collaborative online space where you can share and discuss ideas and select the most promising ideas for further development at SBE and maybe at the VU or even beyond. The platform is open […]
June 8, 2021
Loes Hooijenga

CSL Newsletter May 2021

Upcoming event! Learning Lab How to use CSL to implement sustainability into teaching practices? Date: May 11, 2021 03:00 PMLocation: online, through Zoom (scroll down for more information) Together with the Sustainability Leadership Hub we organize a workshop on how Community Service Learning can be used to integrate sustainability into teaching practices. Experts will provide examples of how […]
May 16, 2021
Mawuena Evans

Zoom for Education and MS365

The CvB has decided that Zoom will remain available for education in the coming academic year. At the same time, Microsoft365 (MS365) is currently being introduced across the VU to support office processes. In December 2020-February 2021, the extent to which the MSTeams conferencing tool of MS365 is suitable for teaching was assessed by a […]
May 10, 2021
Mawuena Evans

Experimental Hybrid Lecture Theatre now open

Lecturing from your laptop is not ideal. You miss the physical interaction and you probably lack good equipment. That’s why the VU Education Lab now features an experimental hybrid lecture theatre. As a teacher you can, under the supervision of a professional director and operator, create a professional lecture, free of charge. Your lecture will be […]
May 10, 2021
Mawuena Evans

VU Network for Teaching & Learning (VU NT&L) Channel

Perhaps you would have liked to join that particular workshop, but unfortunately you didn’t make it? Or, do you want to have a closer look at what you have to do in order to achieve a certain result? No problem! VU NT&L has recorded various knowledge clips during the last few months. Would you like […]
April 18, 2021
Mawuena Evans