Open Universiteit

The Open University of the Netherlands develops and provides open higher distance education. The Open University of the Netherlands also conducts research into teaching and learning, specifically but not exclusively in distance and lifelong learning settings. There is a special focus on the use of new ICTs and teaching/learning methods to provide effective, efficient, attractive and accessible lifelong learning facilities and education to Dutch speaking Europeans. Within the Open University of the Netherlands, the Welten Institute integrates expertise in the learning sciences and technology-enhanced learning. Our focus is on learning and teaching in technology enhanced learning environments. The Welten Institute has chosen the approach of the ‘ecology of education’. This means that the institute is not only active in the field of theoretical scientific research but also collaborates with users in developing and implementing scientifically sound learning environments, forms of education and didactics. The research activities take into account the complexity of education and the use of the rapidly developing technologies play an important part in them. The underlying thought is that the contact between educational science and educational practice is of vital importance for good educational research and therefore for the improvement of educational quality. Nevertheless the Welten Institute imposes on itself very stringent scientfic demands: the results of its scientific activities have to be validated, have to be susceptible to generalization and have to find their way into authoritative (national and international) publications.
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Marine Litter MOOC (OU)

Marine litter is a global problem that affects our oceans. It is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is symptomatic of a throw-away society. With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter disposed of and slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter present in the [...]
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MOOC sobre Basura Marina (OU)

La basura marina es un problema global que afecta a todos los mares y océanos del mundo. La basura es un problema medioambiental, de salud humana y también socio-económico. Con el progresivo crecimiento mundial de desechos sólidos a diario y las lentas tasas de degradación, la basura presente en [...]
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Toetsen voor leren in de praktijk (EMMA)

De MOOC Toetsen voor Leren in de praktijk gaat in op de theorie en praktijk van toetsen voor leren en illustreert dit met praktijkervaringen voor het ontwerpen van instrumenten voor toetsen voor leren. De cursus combineert state-of-the-art inzichten met een praktische insteek en biedt voldoende flexibiliteit. Ieder van de [...]
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Puberbrein (EMMA)

Menselijke hersenen ontwikkelen zich gedurende de kindertijd en ook daarna. Pas na het 20ste jaar is de rijping van de hersenen volledig. De ontwikkeling van hersenen wordt beïnvloed door omgevingsfactoren, zoals lichamelijke activiteit, voeding, de kwaliteit en de duur van slaap.
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