Cloud 8 ‘Diversity at work’ seminar/webinar

Cloud 8’s ‘diversity at work’ event took place on 21stMay at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyvaskyla, Finland and throughout Europe! We put into practice the Cloud’s concern for equality and diversity in different contexts by choosing a hybrid seminar/webinar format enabling people to meet to present and discuss a range of topics related…

A tool to support adult learners in blended learning environments

A tool to support adult learners in blended learning environments By Silke Vanslambrouck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Blended adult learners are heterogeneous which causes a one-size-fits-all-educational-approach to be inappropriate. It is neither realisable for teachers to individualise the learning environment for every learner. Additionally, the separation in time and place between teachers and learners makes…

Hidden in plain sight: workforce diversity

Hidden in plain sight: workforce diversity By Anthony Thorpe, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton, London, UK. The educational systems of many European countries seek to meet the learning, mental and physical special needs of children at school. It is a burgeoning area of education provision and a specialist area in many teacher development programmes. This…

In Finland everyone is needed

In Finland everyone is needed By Anna Koster (translated by Malu Zachte-Schenkels), Clusius College, The Netherlands In November 2017 a group of Clusius College colleagues travelled to Finland to attend the EAPRIL conference about educational research. It was an impressive, inspirational and instructive week, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The first day we split up…

European MOOC approach

European MOOC approach By Darco Jansen, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) MOOCs are freely accessible courses that educate many in a flexible way and MOOCs meet the needs of today’s learners for an increasingly complex world. A considerable number of people see MOOCs as a serious option in their (continuous) education. Class Central…

Cloud 9 – Sounds & Arts in Transversal Learning

Visit our Cloud website here. To follow during the conference, and discuss: According to the mission statement of Cloud 9, we will create and invite approaches for transversal learning as a deep, wide and holistic phenomenon. As a target of this new cloud, we invite people to share and further develop ideas and interests with…