Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning to address Societal Challenges


February 2 2021 to June 19 2021 (P4 to P6) Are you a student or thesis supervisor interested in addressing complex challenges related to COVID-19, Food, Digital Inclusion, or Circular Economy through interdisciplinary and international research together with the communities? Join Interdisciplinary Community Service Learning: Addressing Challenges Through Transdisciplinary Research.…


VU Education Day 2021!


Registration VU Education Day 2021 already open! 18 February, 13:00-17:00.Main language is English, unless otherwise stated. Are you tired of the lockdown and do you feel the need to share inspiring ideas, projects and practical examples from the field of education with colleagues, and to look ahead to the (near)…


Getting started with Peerfeedback


‘Peerfeedback is a way to make large-scale education more personal and can relieve the teacher’s workload. It is a demonstrably suitable form of education to bring about deeper learning – critical thinking, knowledge processing, creativity – among students.’ In November and December, SURF organised three webinars around peerfeedback. All webinars…


Contract with Mentimeter continued until 2024


Mentimeter is the online tool of VU to vote online or to organize competitions. It is widely used for teaching, but also for many other purposes. Especially during the corona period, Mentimeter is being used a lot.  Based on a negotiated tender, Mentimeter has been selected again as the most…


Media & Learning association: webinar 18/19 Nov – Sustaining and innovating video based services in Higher Education in times of crisis. Free of charge for VU staff


Please read below information regarding this two-day conference. Many Higher Education institutions are struggling to cope with the challenges of up-scaling and adapting to the circumstances brought about by the global pandemic. At the same time as demand on online services is at its peak, so to is the demand…


CopyRIGHT News January 2021


I sign up for CopyRIGHT News >> The project in just a few minutes! We made a short video in which we explain why we are developing the CopyRIGHT tool in less than 3 minutes. Watch it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSBqQpDuAFo&feature=emb_logo&utm_medium=email Uhmmm…what about the CopyRIGHT project? We are developing a tool that…


Pop-up studio VU Education Lab to record video clips


Do you, as a teacher, would like to make video clips that look professionally? From 19 January 2021, the Pop-up studio will be available at the VU Educational Lab (NU 1A-25). In the Pop-up studio, teachers can make their own professional-looking video clips, free of charge and under supervision. For…


Tools for online education


‘Thanks to the efforts of teachers, educational supporters, IT departments and many others, education in the Netherlands is offered entirely online from one moment to the next. That is an unimaginable achievement. Digital tools are needed to teach online. How do you find your way through the wide range of…


Connected learning


After my first 100 days as director SOZ (SEA, Student & Educations Affairs) at the Vrije Universiteit, it is time for some reflections. A good opportunity to look back at my “final thoughts” document I made after the MOOC Leaders of Learning (HarvardX), that I followed from April-June 2020. And…


How covid-19 changes education. What is your story?


Do you work in education, are you a student or do you just have a lot of ideas about education? Then take part in the Daphne Riksen Writing Award! This writing competition was organised by SURF to encourage more and better writing about technology, innovation and education. The theme for…