The Fun of Coordinating a Cloud of EAPRIL

written by Jörg Holle, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany (soon to be ex-cloud coordinator of Cloud 5 ‘HRD & Workplace Learning’) When in 2012 former EAPRIL Chair Filip Dochy came up with the idea of the clouds, he felt that EAPRIL was reaching a number of members where it was necessary to install something like the…

Connecting educators and (student) teachers in continuous learning

written by Henderijn Heldens (Phd.) and  Nanke Dokter (Phd.), Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (Coordinators of Cloud 2: Educators’ Professional Development) In our fast-evolving society, education is facing increasing complexity  and interconnection (Means, 2018) . This challenges not only students’ learning, but also educators’ and teachers’ learning (Ros, Lieskamp & Heldens, 2018). Given these challenges,…

What can we learn from MOOC Design?

article written by Ning Ding, PhD, University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the Netherlands (Coordinator of Cloud 6: Learning in Digital Era: Technology Enhanced Learning) Since the outbreak of CoVid-19, online education has become an undeniably common practice for educational practitioners. Teachers keep exploring an effective instructional design for their online courses. As of now we…