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Inauguration of lector on ICT in Education in NL HE institute inHolland

on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 13:24

Interested in Jos Fransen's inaugural speech as lector Teaching, Learning & Technology
and the workshops by the associate colleagues offered for the occasion, we attended this event at Hogeschool inHOLLAND, University of Applied Sciences. Find his booklet and the related lecture presenting the detailed analysis of learning processes in HE and the resulting specs for the supporting e-learning functionalities here (in Dutch).

As invited KeyNote, Alfons ten Brummelhuis, Head of research at Kennisnet: Dutch national support institute for ICT in education, presented -in his usual, cristal clear style- the rationale for the 4-in-Balance model and the related NL reseach series  (English about-version under construction). See one of his recent PPTs on these topics here.

As we have found this model and the related research activities on integration of ICT in Education most helpful to structure TELLConsult's international contributions to local implementation challenges and CPD initiatives we also reported on them in a number of publications & presentations, e.g. in Turkey (Koenraad, A.L.M., Hoeff, A., van der (2013) and recently at the ISNITE conference in Greece.

With a view to TELLConsult's involvement in the 2nd edition of the EU project iTILT on the integration of mobile applications in the use of technology in the language classroom I opted for Jeroen Bottema's presentation on mobile learning.

Interestingly enough he also elaborated on the model published by Kearney et al. (2012)  that has been adopted by the EU MTTEP project for the development for one of its outputs: Mobile Learning Toolkit for teacher educators and academics. It will be presented at their Multiplier Event at Karlsruhe in October I will be attending.

Of course we also used the opportunity (with so many keyplayers in the ICT & Education NL scene present)

to inform old friends, ex-colleagues and guests at large about our current projects (e.g. CAMELOT) and ErasmusPlus courses.


Concluding on a more private note:  was also impressed again by Rotterdam's skyline in general and the architecture in the area.