Education Experience for teachers & study advisers

The Education Experience team explores the experiences and identifies the needs and opportunities of teachers and study advisers in our Education Experience sessions to ultimately boost change towards an optimal education experience for all.

You can join the following topics:

YuJa: the video platform

We will organise sessions on the topic of YuJa together with colleagues of the Educational Media Team (Education Support Centre). YuJa is the new video platform which was implemented about a year ago. It is used for educational videos such as lecture recordings and knowledge clips. The sessions are open for both. In this session, you will exchange experiences by creating a mapping with others in small groups. This way, an overview is created of the needs of the different users of YuJa and to what extent these are currently being met.There will be two sessions on: February 14th and 20th, from 12:00-14:00. If you already know which day you would like to join, you may sign up!

Sign-up for a session via the form at the bottom of this page.

Organizational embedding

The team is part of the Education & Student Affairs department of WUR. We organize sessions in consultation with our client. These clients are department heads, product owners of a system or tool, a programme director, a project leader or anyone else working at WUR who has the capacity to make changes. Our vision is to provide insights to teams at WUR, for the improvement of education related processes and services.

Our way of working

Most of the time clients come to us with a research question regarding their service or tool. One of our product managers plans an intake with the client to discuss the research question and to find out if one of our methods would suit to answer the questions. If this is the case, the session will be planned. After the sessions one of our analyst will analyse the raw data and delivers the results to the client. These results will then be shared via email with the participants of the sessions as well. After the delivery of the results it is up to the client to work with the results and improve the current situation of that system or tool. For a period of 9 months we will check regularly how the client is doing and what changes or improvements were executed.

Examples of previous topics

Over the past years we gained insights in teacher topics such as: Brightspace; Teaching a course; Sharing and Reusing; Teaching during Covid-19; Information provision; and BYOD.

We gained insights in study adviser topics such as: Study advice; Information provision for first year BSc students; Privacy and security.

The session

The session takes about 2 hours and can either be hosted on campus or online. For on campus sessions we offer some food and drinks that suit the time (e.g. lunch and juices; coffee and cookies; soda and snacks). During the session a facilitator of our team guides you through one of our methods – mostly Customer Journey, Awareness Mapping, Design Thinking, or Make your Mark. You will be working in small groups with fellow teachers or study advisers from all over WUR and get the opportunity to share your experiences.. During some of the sessions we will make groups of teachers and students combined, we will always indicate this on forehand.

Stay informed of sessions and results

You can follow our intranet group Education Experience for announcement of our sessions and the results of all sessions. You can also sign-up for our newsletter (6 times a year) in the right column of this page.

Are you interested to join a session, please fill in the form below.

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