Online and blended education
More educational flexibility with blended elements
Let students study wherever and whenever they want
Online and blended learning potentially allows students to study wherever and whenever they want: SURF wants to help this aspiration become a reality. We work with institutions experimenting with online and blended education. We also research the conditions needed for this to be successful and offer teaching staff practical tools to help them integrate elements of online teaching into their own practice.
Open and online education incentive scheme
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has provided funds for an annual incentive scheme for the years 2015 - 2018. Through this scheme, higher education institutions can propose projects to gain experience in implementing online and blended education in their own settings. SURF coordinates this scheme, and ensures that lessons and conclusions from the projects are available to the entire education sector.
Designing peer feedback
One of the advantages of online education is that it can serve large groups of students. How can you, as an institution, organise personal feedback to large groups of students on their work, with little or no intervention from teaching staff? One way this can be done is by having students assess each other's work. In 2017, we are putting together a knowledge portfolio on peer feedback, comprising a handbook, a range of good practices and a training session on the topic.
Help teaching staff provide online and blended education
As an institution, how can you organise teaching support and what do you need for this? What choices do different institutions make in the way they do this, and what can we learn from each other’s approaches? SURF is researching how institutions can help teaching staff establish online and blended education.
- Start date
- 01 Jan 2014
- Project manager
ResultsIn collaboration with institutions, SURF investigates how online and blended learning can contribute to customised education, improved quality, accessibility and efficiency of education and higher graduation rates.Read more
Special interest group Open EducationThe Open Education Special Interest Group (SIG) plays an important role in SURFnet's Open and Online Education Innovation Programme. The SIG facilitates open education in Dutch higher education by sharing and developing knowledge and is working to promote the sector's understanding and use of OERs.Read more
Open and online incentive schemeIn this incentive scheme, SURF and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science are challenging Dutch higher education institutions to experiment with different types of open and online education. Institutions are invited to submit project proposals and apply for financing.Read more