It is so tempting to get caught up in so many different things. Not only in my private life, but also as a PhD. Things like project management issues, teaching, communicating, having meetings, following courses, socializing, getting stuck on reading interesting articles (my biggest problem since I find almost everything interesting) … Time flies when you are having fun. But sometimes actual writing just doesn’t happen, which is a pity! That’s why I was really glad that several colleagues took the initiative to organize an academic writing week for our department (TELI) at the Welten Institute of the Open University….
A growing challenge in education is to facilitate high-quality education for an increasing number of students. Within online education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a great example of courses that are challenged by high student numbers when trying to support them. How can MOOCs provide high quality learning activities to high student numbers without increasing teacher time and without cutting down on quality?