The TU Delft Online Learning Experience: From Theory to Practice

Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Sofia Dopper, Willem van Valkenburg

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    Last year, when we presented the OLE at the 2015 EDEN Conference in Barcelona, we were still at an early stage of its development, collecting fundamental background to support it and feedback from online learning experts. Although we only had a collection of ideas translated into 8 principles, it was clear that the model needed to be flexible in order to accommodate many educational scenarios that coexist among TU Delft’s Faculties, but with a clear and useful purpose to help improve the quality of our online education (Jorge, Dopper & van Valkenburg, 2015). This paper describes how the OLE is applied in practice.The main goal of the OLE is to improve the quality of our online education by setting course design and development principles to support course teams. At the same time, the OLE can be used as a tool to promote reflection before the course starts to set expectations, and in the end to evaluate and plan improvements for the next run. In the next sections we’ll describe the OLE in both ways – as course design principles (guidelines) and as a tool (the radar graph).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2016 Annual Conference Budapest, 14-17 June, 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationRe-Imagining Learning Scenarios
    Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
    PublisherEuropean Distance and E-Learning Network
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-615-5511-10-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventEDEN Annual Global Meeting 2016 - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016


    ConferenceEDEN Annual Global Meeting 2016
    Abbreviated titleEDEN 2016


    • online learning
    • pedagogy


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    • EDEN 2016 Best Practice Initiative Award

      van Valkenburg, W.F. (Recipient), Ribeiro Jorge, Nelson (Recipient) & Dopper, S.M. (Recipient), Jun 2016

      Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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