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Tuesday, April 24 • 16:35 - 17:00
Didactical Challenges for an Open Online Course to Inform Future Students ICT

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To provide future students with a good picture of the programs offered by Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of ICT in the Netherlands, various activities are organized, such as open days where interested high school students can experience examples of lessons, supplying information to study counselors and interviews with prospect students to find out about their motivation. Despite these activities, the dropout in the first year of the program is too high. Over the period 2010-2015, 29% of the first year at FICT left the program prematurely. Current research shows that starting with a wrong picture of the study is a major cause of failure. To overcome this problem, an open online self-study course is being developed. By taking this course, prospect students can create a more realistic picture of a study at FICT and the competencies that are required. The course will be part of the total package of information activities. The biggest challenge for this course was to mimic the didactical model used at Fontys, of which learning agency for students and group work are important elements. The course will be published in January 2018. In our presentation we will elaborate on the design of the course, the challenges we were facing and the first experiences with the course.


Lieke Buiks

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Lennart de Graaf

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
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Robert Schuwer

Professor Open Educational Resources, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Robert Schuwer is Professor Open Educational Resources (OER) at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of ICT in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In September 2016 he was appointed Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on OER at Fontys. Since 2006 the majority of his work is about OER... Read More →

Tuesday April 24, 2018 16:35 - 17:00 CEST

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