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…

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 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…

‘Case studies exploring the tensions and challenges of educational collaboration: practitioner research practices to improve collaborative learning.’

Article written by Cloud 3: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning Environments One of the most effective ways to support new – or experienced – teachers and researchers is collaborating with others. And even better if our collaborations are both local and international! But collaboration does not always go as smoothly as one would hope.…