Inholland University of Applied Sciences is an ambitious institution of higher education in the western part of the Netherlands. On nine campuses in major cities, Inholland offers around 80 bachelor programmes in all fields of study: from healthcare to economics, from technology to education. In addition, Inholland is home to seven master programmes. All the courses are geared towards the needs of the professional field, resulting in top-quality degrees with contemporary and in-demand graduation tracks.
In order to add value to society, Inholland consciously opted for one core theme and three main themes in the education courses, the research methodology, the social responsibility and service of the university. Inholland distinguishes itself as a university with solid norms and values. It offers far more than just the profession for which students are studying. Individual development and personal leadership are integral parts of the curriculum. The three main themes are: Creative Economics, Healthy Society and Sustainable Technology.
About the research group Teaching, Learning & Technology
The research group Teaching, Learning & Technology of the university conducts research into the meaningful pedagogical use of technology in the learning process. The main mission of the research group is to examine how the context specific use of technology can improve the quality of teaching and learning. The research of the group is mainly focused on (re-)designing learning practices with deliberate use of technology, in close collaboration with the users. This approach of design based research results in ownership of stakeholders and increases the chance of sustainable implementation of the design. This method also contributes to teacher professionalization regarding their ICT-competences.
The research group has identified three research areas. The first is the pedagogical use of video in the context of student-centered education and flexible design of curricula. The second focuses on feedback and scripting of peer review, supported with technology. The third focuses on the process of sustainable innovation of education and the specific role of the pioneer in this process.
Furthermore, the research group is involved in the evaluation of learning practices with specific use of educational technology. While the majority of the research is done for and with the teachers and faculties of the university, the group is also involved in external research activities and partners with other universities, schools and organizations in and outside the Netherlands.
Two members of the research group Teaching, Learning & Technology are directly involved in the Erasmus+ KA2 project Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies (DEIMP). Both Jeroen Bottema and Marjan Faber are teacher educators and researchers involved in research regarding the design of learning practices with use of educational technology and the evaluation of learning practices with use of mobile technology.