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…

‘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.…

EAPRIL2018 Best Poster Winner: ‘What is meant by socio-scientific argumentation?: A practical guide for science teachers’

By Olga Ioannidou, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany Is climate change real? Is nuclear power safe? Should we trust genetically modified food? These are some questions that you -and oftentimes even scientists- cannot answer with a simple “Yes” or “No”. However theses scientific issues have an impact on society and we oftentimes, as citizens,…