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DateTitleDescriptionSpeakers
2020 April

Webinar Online Learning with Justine Blanford

Instead of a lunch seminar on assessment, a webinar was organized where Justine Blanford, our new professor with a focus on education, shared her experiences with online learning with us. A short video introduction of Justine can be found here.   


The following course was the starting point for the presentation: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog586/syllabus

During the webinar, Justine  presented her experiences regarding course content, developing a sense of community online, providing a safe, positive and constructive learning environment, how to deal with issues and how to make use of sticking points/learning challenges. Afterwards, she answered questions from the present staff members.


The recording of the webinar is available: https://vimeo.com/417610374/95e68fa7d2

Justine Blanford

2020 Dec

ITC's internship experience so far and further? 

Since the academic year 2018-2019, the Faculty ITC introduced the internship as a part of its Master’s programmes Spatial Engineering and Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. This was done, among others, upon demand of alumni and the professional field. 


During this webinar, internship coordinator Belinda Jaarsma and M-GEO alumnus Maxwell Owusu presented the experiences with internships so far and reflected if the internship lived up to the expectations of our students, the internship providers and staff. At the end of the webinar, it was discussed what as Faculty ITC can do to make the internships even more successful for the upcoming years!


The stream of the webinar is available here.

Belinda Jaarsma 

Maxwell Owusu

2020 Dec

Shortening the distance with Hybrid Education 

Much of the education at this moment is being done in a hybrid format, where staff is teaching from a classroom in the building to students following the lesson face-to-face and other students following from their homes.


At the moment at ITC, we offer different types of equipment which can be combined in different ways; from a single camera pointed to the lecturer to different setups involving multiple cameras, conference microphones, etc.
ITC e-learning specialist Ivan Oliveira presented this webinar from a classroom using the same equipment available for staff so attendees could have the same experience as students. Ivan showcased the equipment available and explained how different setups have been used by teachers. A few staff members who already taught in this manner also talked about their experience and during the webinar some questions were also discussed.


The stream of the webinar is available here.

E-learning specialists

2020 Dec

Webinar Challenge-Based Learning from the Perspective of the ECIU University 

The ECIU University is a new European university based on challenge-based education, research, and innovation for solving multi-disciplinary societal challenges and learning for life. In a three-year pilot project, the ECIU universities will pioneer CBE (Challenge-based Education) and CBR (Challenge-based Research) on a European scale by giving students, employees and external collaborators the opportunity to explore and refine this approach in a way that suits and reflects the ambitions and strategy of ITC.


Sander Lotze, the Director of the ECIU University project, and Rianne Kaptijn, project manager ECIU, discussed the shared ambitions of the ECIU project and Shaping 2030 and the upcoming ECIU pilot in February.  


A ink to the recording of de webinar is available here.

Sander Lotze

2020 Feb

What are the main issues of plagiarism and how to go about it

The Education Unit is planning a series of workshops and sessions related to the theme Assessment in this academic year. The second lunch seminar was about plagiarism. Many staff members have experience discussing and detecting plagiarism. However, we think there are still some issues that would be valuable to discuss regarding plagiarism.

In this seminar, the the latest findings regarding plagiarism were shared and a discussion took place on inconsistencies among staff members about the role that intent plays and the severity of plagiarism.

The following documentation is available:

Presentation Cornelise Vreman

Presentation Raul Zurita Milla

Cornelise Vreman

Raul Zurita Milla

2020 Jan

Introduction Impact! Tool 

The Impact! evaluation tool for teachers is now available for ITC teachers and the faculty invites you to use it to get feedback on your teaching. Impact! is an instant feedback tool, developed by the University of Twente. It allows students to provide feedback to you at the end of a lecture using their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Within a few minutes, you can see the strengths of the lecture and where improvement still is possible. Based on the student feedback, you can optimize your education during the module or course. The questions in Impact! have a solid scientific base. The feedback you receive is entirely anonymous. The results are only visible for you as a lecturer via your own web environment.  


Support will be provided by the ITC Education Unit. The faculty ITC is working together with the faculty BMS in this project, BMS teachers will also be able to use the tool. The tool is available during the upcoming semester (February – July 2020). After that, an evaluation will take place to decide on further implementation of the tool. More information on the tool can be found in the implementation plan and the report of a pilot with the tool in 2018-2019 on Intranet. The presentation of the meeting is also available here.

Education Unit

2020 Nov

Webinar teaching and learning during a global pandmic: survey results and what's next 

In July and August 2020, Professor Justine Blanford and the ITC Education Unit conducted a survey amongst teaching staff (of the six ITC scientific departments, not including ATLAS) and students (M-GEO & M-SE) on teaching and learning during a global pandemic. In this online session, Justine Blanford shared our findings and it was discussed what's next. The stream of the webinar is available here.

Justine Blanford and Education Unit

2020 Sep

Webinar Online Assessment 

On 17 September, a webinar was held on online assessment. The takeaway message was that both formative and summative assessment need to be taken into account when you design a course. More emphasis on formative assessment offers the students and the teacher insight in student progression and takes the pressure of online summative assessment and related problems such as fraud. You can watch the recorded webinar here.   

2021 April

Best Practices in online ettiquette, copyrights and open educational resources

In this talk session we have invited three education professionals to share their experiences about


Online etiquette: experiences in MGEO 

Creating Lecture Material: use of material in lectures and talks. Navigating copyright of material for lectures and public talks

Defining Open Educational Resources, Licensing, Incentives, Challenges. Thinking about business models around OER

Jeroen Verplanke

Markus Konkol

Katinka Jager - Ringoir

2021 Feb

STEP Pilot: Experiences and Presentations from Participants

In 2020, the ITC Education Unit conducted a pilot with a new approach for teacher evaluation and professionalisation. This initiative offers teachers a means of developing themselves in education, next to other duties like projects and research; and to be acknowledged for this. In the pilot, 10 teachers from all ITC departments worked on developing a self-chosen aspect of teaching or education development and received 20 hours of time for this. They shared experiences and gave peer feedback on each other’s results. The results are also supposed to be discussed in the annual performance interviews.


Three STEP participants shared and discussed their findings and experiences with us:

Janneke Ettema: Operationalising CBL in an international classroom

Sherif Amer: Student peer assessment in GCLA

Lucas de Oto: Teaching in the context of capacity development interventions


From the Education Unit, Marie-José Verkroost and Lisanne Verheij presented the setup, execution and evaluation of the first run of STEP. More information on STEP is available on Intranet.


The recording of the webinar is available here.

Janneke Ettema

Sheif Amer

Lucas de Otto

2021 July

Virtual Excursion

As part of the International Module of the Master Spatial Engineering, students make a two weeks study tour through Europe to visit organisations related to spatial engineering. Last year, such a study tour was not possible because of the pandemic and it was replaced by a virtual excursion, through a series of online events with organisations worldwide. In this talk, they will share our experiences with the organisation and implementation of such a virtual excursion.

Wietske Bijker

Yolla Al Asmar

Tiny Luiten

2021 June

Building Online Presence

In this session, Sean Riley will discuss how the Computerphile channel works in particular (how they choose topics, how videos are produced, how long does it take to make a video, etc) and what kind of benefits have these videos brought to the University of Nottingham. The videos in the channel serve multiple purposes which fulfill some of the most important objectives in the UT and ITC visions: Outreach, life-long learning, open education. They have been responsible for increased recognition of staff and the Faculty involved and has brought more students through the door.


Laura Cray, the e-learning Specialist will have her debut on the 'Laura 10-minutes  Tips' which will be given in the upcoming Talk Series. For this session she will give tips on  'Learn how to use the live-voting tool Wooclap to increase interactivity and check knowledge retention during live, hybrid, and flipped classroom events.'

Sean Riley

Laura Cray

2021 Mar

Introduction to the Education Series Talks and E!GEO Community at ITC

In this first talk series, Justine Blanford will give an introduction on the e!geoCOP project which started in January 2021.


In this session we have invited the E-learning specialists to present on our experiences in E-Learning. Since October 2020 e-learning support and development at ITC shifted from a one-man-band to a unit with two e-learning specialists and a video specialist. 


During this sessions you will be introduced to the new members of the e-learning unit who will explain what they can do for you, where you can find information on digital learning tools made available by the University and also give examples of what colleagues are doing in e-Learning at the faculty.

Justine Blanford

Ivan Oliveira

Laura Cray

Job Duim

2021 May

The role of the instructional designer in higher education 

In this session, we will explore the role of the instructional designer in higher education. Specifically, we will look at how the collaboration between instructor and designer can enhance courses by bringing together multiple skillsets, including pedagogy, educational technology expertise, copyright knowledge, and experience with accessibility.

Emily Baxter