Greetings from Cloud 9: A Three-Cloud Seminar/Webinar “Innovative teaching approaches – EAPRIL clouds in a research-based dialogue”

The EAPRIL Clouds create us a fascinating possibility to discuss and collaborate, not only during the conferences, but also in-between them. This blog reminds you about the possibilities of Cloud 9, but also aims to offer you a pathway to observe the connections of several clouds, to enrich our comprehension. At the moment, Cloud 9…

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 8: Online Conference – 07/06/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event is postponed until the last week of september. We will keep you updated! Cloud 8: ‘Diversity in educational organizations and corporations: opportunities and dilemmas for improving learning’ online conference on Friday June 7, 2019. EAPRIL Cloud 8 (Diversity & Equality in Different Contexts) is organising an online conference titled…

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…