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Get inspired at the Teaching and Learning Inspiration Days!
On Monday 3 July 2023, the Teaching and Learning Inspiration Days will again take place. During this three-day event from 3 to 5 July, every teacher can immerse themselves in an offer guaranteed to boost their teaching. Sessions on Extended Reality, interactivity in the classroom, podcasts in education, student wellbeing, transdisciplinary education, Challenge Based Learning and much more will be organised. The week will kick-off with a keynote by Renske de Kleijn on feedback and the UU Team Award will also be awarded during this week. Take a look at the complete programme and register now!
Register for a workshop or webinar in June
In June, a number of interesting workshops will again be organised by the Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning (CAT). Get to know more about how to analyse assessments in the online assessment platform Remindo, learn more about activating learning activities to encourage your students to learn in a more active manner, or get started with e-modules. Be sure to check out the offer and register. New workshops are now being planned for the next academic year. From September onwards, the CAT will organise interesting sessions again throughout the year.
Let's play!
Whether it's learning whilst playing or learning by playing a game, Game-based learning is becoming increasingly common in higher education. Suppose you have decided to use a game element or game in your education, how would you organise this and what effect does it have on the physical learning environment? During the meeting of the SIG Learning Spaces - Co-Creation Community on Thursday 1 June (12.00-13.30), we will discuss this with each other using examples from experienced colleagues. We might even come up with an idea for a new Future Learning Space. Please join us for this session in the Bucheliuszaal 6.18 in the University Library at the Utrecht Science Park!

Register via fls@uu.nl and we will provide lunch (please indicate your dietary requirements immediately)
Call for proposals – Artificial intelligence in education
In recent months, the application of artificial intelligence in education has taken off, especially chatbots such as ChatGPT. Utrecht University believes it is important to explore how this technology can and should relate to UU education and is making funds available from the USO fund to explore this in a cross-faculty project. Do you have ideas for such a project? Please submit a proposal.
Attend a trial lecture and get acquainted with Continuing Education!
As a professional, have you ever thought about keeping your knowledge up-to-date and continuing to develop? At Utrecht University, you can! On Monday 5 June, discover Continuing Education and get a taste of what this education can offer you. During this evening, lecturers from various faculties will give a trial lecture that you can join for free. After the lecture, there will be time for a drink and a chat. There are 20 places available per lecture, so register quickly!
Innovation tools
Getting started with e-modules in your teaching

An e-module is a way of providing learning material online. Typically, the learning material is presented in an attractive, varied way, for example by using videos, photos and illustrations in addition to text. Would you also like to get started with e-modules in your teaching? Then come to the workshop on 15 June. You will see examples of e-modules, we will help you with the steps to develop an e-module and give didactic tips. We will also focus on the tools available for this purpose at UU, such as ULearning and Xerte. Or read how lecturer Liesbeth Bijlsma used Xerte in preparation for an in-depth tutorial using e-modules.
Call: on which educational topic do you think innovation is needed?
Utrecht University is committed to developing a future-proof educational culture focused on quality and innovation. Interfaculty projects that innovate and improve education are made possible annually by the Utrecht Education Incentive Fund (USO). The USO assessment committee has recently honoured five projects focused on innovation. We would like to collect within the education community what themes should be innovated within. Which theme do you think should be at the centre of the call for USO educational innovation project proposals? Please let us know.
Tool guide part of Teaching and Learning Collection
From now on, the Educate-it tool guide is part of the Teaching and Learning Collection (T&LC), the CAT's education knowledge base. This allows you to link directly from a teaching tool to relevant teaching methods, educational innovation projects and knowledge items in the T&LC and vice versa. This way, teachers can find all information together. Each tool is accompanied by a short description, how to get started, manuals and tips on how to use the tool and which teaching methods suit it best. Many tools also include user experiences of other teachers and relevant research data.
Together through the swampy lowlands; this is how you keep your students motivated during interdisciplinary education and CEL
Interdisciplinary education and community engaged learning (CEL) offer students a significant challenge. Consequently, these forms of education often show a dip in motivation. Judith Loopers (Educational Development & Training) describes this process using the self-determination theory and gives tips on how to guide your students through these swampy lowlands.
Final lecture Prof. Dr. Olle ten Cate
Prof. Dr. Olle ten Cate bids farewell to the university with a final lecture. He was employed at the university since 1999 and appointed professor of Medical Education. From 2005 to 2018, he led the Centre of Expertise in Education and Training at UMCU, and for the last 10 years he was mainly active internationally. His final lecture is titled 'Health Professions Education: Retrospective and Prospective'. Sign up to attend this lecture at Gasthuis Leeuwenbergh on Thursday 31 August at 16:15.
News from the teaching community TAUU
From the Teaching and Learning Collection
Information-rich feedback questions

When it comes to feedback in education, much attention is often paid to how to give good feedback and what the characteristics of an effective feedback message are. However, feedback is only effective if the receiver actually wants to, can and will do something with it. We do not want passive feedback recipients, but active feedback users. Read more about effective feedback in this knowledge item written by Renske de Kleijn. Renske will also give the keynote on feedback at the upcoming Teaching and Learning Inspiration Days, be sure to join us there!
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