Co-creating shared curricula for teacher training programs of four universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands: a cloud-based approach
Jeroen Bottema, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education, Learning and Philosophy, Netherlands ; Erik Bolhuis, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands ; Anna Tomson, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands ; Hans van Bergen, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Teacher trainers four major universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands with teacher-training programs are co-creating shared curricula for bachelor and master teacher programs, based on a blended learning model supported by a cloud-based learning environment. The main goal of this unique collaboration is to proactively address the qualitative and quantitative shortages in teacher education and operating teacher programs with relatively few students in a sustainable manner. A cloud-based learning environment is created so students of one faculty can attend parts of the curriculum at another faculty, and which supports the online collaboration between students of different faculties. The development of a shared vision about blended and distance learning is key to the success of the project, as is the professional development of teachers regarding the use of technology and the cloud-oriented learning environment in developing distance learning and online coaching of students.
Bottema, J., Bolhuis, E., Tomson, A. & van Bergen, H. (2013). Co-creating shared curricula for teacher training programs of four universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands: a cloud-based approach. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 261-262). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).