Daily online consulting hour discontinued; how to ask for help now?


The daily online consulting hour started on 17 March 2020. Erik Boon (AVC), Cees van Gent (UB) and various student assistants from VU NT&L (VU Education Lab) were present to offer help to lecturers. Other departments/faculties and teams such as SOZ, LEARN! Academy and the Online Proctoring team contributed too.…


VU Student Online Proctoring website renewed!


Student assistants of the VU Education Lab have worked hard to renew the website for information on online proctoring. The old website, which included everything in terms of information, was experienced as confusing and ‘a lot of text’. Rorik de Boer worked on the website. His goal was to make…


New location Pop-up studio VU Education Lab


The VU Education Lab Pop-up studio, which we wrote about earlier, has moved! You can now find the Pop-up studio in NU 1A-91. Read more about the possibilities and how to register on the Pop-up studio page. Does your video benefit the development or (mental) health of students? Then the…


Online event: How rich is your professionalism?


On March 4, 2021, the Facilitating and Professionalizing Teachers zone will host an online event regarding the Toolkit Building Blocks for Effective Teacher Professionalization: “How Rich Is Your Professionalization? When: March 4, 2021Time: 13.30-16.00Where onlineFor whom: teachers, managers, directors, educational specialists, ICTO coaches in higher and scientific education. Check out the full event page!


Open Education Week: Activities in the Netherlands


‘From Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5, the Open Education Week will take place. The week is entirely dedicated to open education and open educational resources. The latest developments worldwide will be shared. Interested? Continue reading!’ Explore the different activities (by clicking on the dates below): 1 maart: In…


CSL Newsletter February 2021


New CSL theme; Inclusive mobility and accessibility In today’s society, a disability or a chronic illness can too often lead to marginalization. This happens due to the lack of accessible public spaces, buildings, transport and information and communication facilities. Within the CSL theme inclusive mobility and accessibility we strive – by doing innovative…


Discover Your VUture – now available in English


Good news for international first-year students: the online study reflection game of the VU Education Lab, Discover Your VUture, is now also available in English. In September 2020, Discover Your VUture was already delivered VU-wide for Dutch-speaking first-year bachelor’s students, and now the game can be used within every bachelor…


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…


Linking Open Education to Open Science


After seven months being responsible for student & educational affairs within a university (compared to having spent 14 years working in a university library, at another university), I know a lot, and I still know nothing. I know what it is to run a service unit (realizing always that a…


Review VU Education Day 2021: VUture proof education – where do online and campus meet?


Panel discussion led by moderator Marijn Plomp (SBE). Panel, from left to right: Rob de Crom (SBE), Kat Baron (USR) Marriëtte Huizinga (FGB) and Christine Moser (FSW) This was it. Our first online VU Education Day on 18 February, organized by SOZ (Marrij Zeeman and the VU Education Lab). After…


Lightboard in Pop-up studio VU Education Lab


As a teacher, you can already visit the VU Education Lab Pop-up studio to make video clips that look  professional. From now on, you can also make clips in which you write on a so-called lightboard. A lightboard is a transparent screen on which you write with fluorescent markers. It is particularly suitable…