The ICA Network for Innovation in Life Sciences Higher Education (ICA-Edu) will hold a Colloquium Exploring the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming blended learning in Life Sciences Higher Education: through institutional, student and lecturer perspectives.
Blended-learning practices and experiences may vary widely in design and execution. Improvements in both university curricula and learning technologies, together with the impact of the COVID pandemic, mean that it is a learning model that continues to gain momentum and usage. The colloquium will be held face to face at Ghent University on 19 and 20 May.
Please find attached the flyer for this Colloquium which can also be viewed online at https://www.ica-europe.info/colloquium-focus. Full details for the call for presentation case studies, registration, and where to book your hotel are also shown.
During the Colloquium the participants will:
- reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the wide-scale adoption of blended learning has highlighted
- evaluate the capabilities, expectations/hopes of, and impact on students and staff as the “blended model” evolves in the post COVID era.
- discuss examples of blended approaches in education practice and the potential implications [pros and cons] for both students and staff.
- take lessons from the colloquium about blended learning to identify the next steps for ICA-EDU and note any personal actions from the meeting.