Cloud 14 – Differences between structured learning in a traditional classroom setting and learning in organizations

In this blog I will highlight four differences between structured learning in a traditional classroom setting and learning in organizations. There are more differences. Neither will I focus on the overlap between the two.   Traditional classroom setting Organizational context Background of the learner Under-experienced Formal learning as a right. Experienced or already trained Formal learning…

“Reasons for teacher burnout and ways to combat it.”

Judging from recent headlines in the UK, teacher burnout and occupational stress are contributing to a crisis in teacher retention – from primary and secondary school teachers to further and higher education lecturers. It’s not just the UK that suffers from the negative effects of teacher burnout, as a recent joint research project involving teachers…

Cloud 2 Update – Educators in hybrid learning environments

Article written by Henderijn Heldens, Phd. en  Marjan de Groot, Phd. Cloud 2 focusses on educator’s professional development. Teacher educators often work closely together with experienced teachers (mentors) for example in university-school partnerships. In recent years these partnerships often developed into strong collaborative networks (Zeichner, 2010). Such collaborative structures are considered promising for learning and professional…

Cloud 6 Update: Let’s think about the role of the semantic technology in enhancing learning and Learning over Web 4.0.?

Blog article written by Dr.- Ing. Marjan Khobreh Ref: Adorni, G., Battigelli, S., Brondo, D., Capuano, N., Coccoli, M., Miranda, S., Vivanet, G. (2010). CADDIE and IWT: two different ontology-based approaches to Anytime, Anywhere and Anybody Learning. e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 6(2), 53-65. Bizer, C., Heath, T., & Berners-Lee, T. (2009). Linked data-the story so…

Cloud 7 & 12 event: seminar on ‘Leading a Research Culture’ (in cooperation with Penta Nova)

Article written by Dr. Lisette Uiterwijk Collaboration and combining forces can have a great impact. On Thursday the 4th of April we combined the forces of Eapril Cloud 7 (Research Impact on school development), Eapril Cloud 12 (Leadership) en Penta Nova, Academy for school leadership. Researchers from both Eapril Clouds and graduating students from the…

Learning and Development (technology) trends: aNewSpring- EAPRIL Fishbowl – Leuven 14/03/2019

Last week we had our kick-off of the very first EAPRIL fishbowl in Leuven. An exciting new format for EAPRIL, and for many of the Flemish L&D professionals participating. The fishbowl was held in Dutch because that is the natural language of the L&D professionals (“the fish”) coming together to discuss relevant L&D learning technology…

Cloud 10 Update: On the road to Tartu! (1/4)

In 2017, Cloud 10 was established in Hämeenlinna, Finland. It’s focus was (and is) on assessment and evaluation. From the 20 attendees, 14 participants registered for this cloud, coming from Europe, Israel, Brazil and Venezuela, expending the E in EAPRIL towards a W(orld)… Three subjects were discussed: the subject of the cloud, the method of…