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,…

Challenges in addressing wicked problems in collaboration with external stakeholders in higher professional education (cloud 14)

written by Egide Maassen PhD, senior policy advisor research & education, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences Establishing multidisciplinary collaboration in learning communities by universities, businesses and a variety of other stakeholders in the triple or even quadruple helix is a challenge. The system complexity and relational dynamics of learning communities are challenging, due to multiple…