Keynote & parallel sessions
29th November


Strange, Wonderful, and Disturbing: “digitisation and artificial intelligence in higher education” - Bert van der Zwaan

29 November 12.45-13.45

The European Commission’s Action Plan on Digital Education - Themis Christophidou

29 November 17.40-18.30

Academic development

Create a framework for localization: mapping courses on Academic Development to local needs

Create a framework for localization: mapping courses on Academic Development to local needs.

Speakers: Mabelle Hernandez (Utrecht University) Marijke Hoogendoorn (Utrecht University), Anneleen Cosemans (KU Leuven), Manuela Milani (University of Milan) and Vasiliki Michou (Sorbonne University)

29 November 13:50- 16.15

Discover ABC, UCL’s fast, fun approach to learning design (presentation)

In this short session Clive Young and Natasa Perovic will inform you about the ABC workshop of UCL.

Speakers: Clive Young and Natasa Perovic (University College London)

29 November 16.20- 17.00

Discover the "Redesign your course with blended learning" course of Utrecht University: an (interactive) presentation

In this short session Marijke Hoogendoorn and Paul Heijnen will inform you about the “Redesign your course with blended learning” course of Utrecht University

Speakers: Marijke Hoogendoorn and Paul Heijnen (Utrecht University)

29 November 17.00-17.40

Collaborative research

How to collaborate on research in education within LERU partners

Forum discussion on collaborative use of instruments and designs allowing for sharing of data and outcomes

Speakers: Prof.Dr. Harold van Rijen (University Medical Center Utrecht), Moderator: Prof.Dr. Helle Mathiasen (University of Copenhagen)

29 November 16:30 – 17:30


Round-table discussion: BYOD e-assessment in higher education

Discussion of benefits, risks and bottlenecks of implementing e-assessment with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) in Higer Education

Speakers: Pierre-Yves Burgi, chair (University of Geneva), with partners from Geneva, Copenhagen, Freiburg and Utrecht

29 November 14:00 – 15:00

The pedagogical and technical possibilities, advantages and challenges of different types of electronic exams in LERU universities

The goal of the workshop is to form a comprehensive general view of electronic exam types used in LERU universities, and to sum up pedagogical and technical aspects related to different electronic exam types. Examples of different e-assessment types are gathered before the conference with an online questionnaire. A few examples will be presented by the participants at the beginning of the workshop.

Speakers: Sanna Siirilä & Outi Valkama (University of Helsinki)

29 November 15:00 – 16:00

E-Assessment at LERU Universities: Surveys, results, updates

The results of three LERU surveys on e-assessment and results from the Online Conference survey will be summarized. Participants are invited to reflect their institutions’ specific goals using the SWOT method.

Speakers:Eva Seiler Schiedt (University of Zurich) & Nicole Woehrle (University of Freiburg)

29 November 16:30 – 17:30


Seven things you should know about Virtual Exchange for credit

What is it? How does it work? Who is doing it? Why is it significant? What are the downsides? Where is it going? What are the implications for teaching and learning?

Speakers: Marja Verstelle (Leiden University), Sabine Bottin-Rousseau (Sorbonne University)

29 November 14:00 – 15:00

Open education

Current state and future of open education

Discussion forum on current and future developments in open education in LERU universities.

Speakers: Jere Majava and Jaakko Kurhila (University of Helsinki), Clive Young (University College London)

29 November 15:00 – 16:00

Video and Media

Produce short instructional videos with Lightboard technology

Learn and try out yourself how to turn traditional chalkboard instructions into short instructional videos with as short of a turnaround time as possible by using a so called Lightboard technology. A Lightboard is a sheet of edge-lit glass mounted on a sturdy frame. When the glass is written on a camera on the other side of the glass records the video while reversing the frames to make the text readable.

Speakers: Ralph Meulenbroeks (Utrecht University)

29 November 14:00 – 14:50

Make students produce videos - and achieve new insights

Using video as a learning tool has become widespread e.g. as part of a “flipped classroom”. But why not “flip” that part too and let the students produce videos – with hidden learning goals. Learn how this teaching activity was integrated as a learning tool in a course in experimental nutrition physiology.

Speakers: Lars Klingenborg (University of Copenhagen)

29 November 15:00 – 15:25

A manifesto for videos in higher education

In this session, we will present 15 key statements on videos in higher education. The statements were motivated by the fact, that videos play a larger role in higher education today than ever before. Its goal is to reflect the current landscape of university productions and advance scientific educational video development in the future. The draft content of the manifesto was designed by digital learning specialists, e-learning enthusiasts and educational filmmakers from various European Universities. Join us for a critical discussion and further elaboration of videos in higher education!

Speakers:Jeanine Reutemann (Leiden University), Armin Rubner (LM University Münich)

29 November 15:30 – 15:55

Hands-on iPad video workshop

Join this intensive hands-on workshop and learn how to film and edit your own videos with an ipad! After a few examples of how videos benefit students and teachers you will get a brief introduction to the basic steps of making a successful production, from script to final product. Hereafter you will venture out in groups of 2 people to plan and record and edit your own video. At the end of the workshop each group will have a 1-2 minute movie ready for upload. We will bring the iPads!

Speakers: Henrik Bregnøj (University of Copenhagen)

29 November