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3 key learnings of Grasple’s transition to a new CEO

In the video below, Elisabeth and Pim discuss the transition. This blog expands on the video and highlights three key learnings that emerged from handing over leadership of a growing organization. 

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Co-creating OER in seven different patterns

Sourcing or creating teaching materials of good quality takes time - time that individual educators often cannot spare. Turning to traditional publishers, which provide copyrighted materials guarantee …

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How to determine the quality of OER in 6 steps

There are a growing number of open educational resources (OER) available on the Internet. While this is good news for educators and learners, it can also be overwhelming to determine the quality of th …

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STEM education: using EdTech to find OER and create quality content

The rise of EdTech plays a huge role in transforming higher education. With EdTech’s digital approach, educators and students can create, share, and find high-quality OER. The result is an optimized l …

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How to incorporate open education in your course

In the last few years, open education has quickly gained momentum. But with its success, challenges arise. Educators turning to open education often feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to begin. So, …

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Pros and cons of using OER

Educational resources (OER) come in different forms and different ways. In some cases one can argue to what extent the resources actually are open or that it possibly is an occurrence of "Open-washing …

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Five characteristics to identify whether learning resources are open

Because of its positive image, OER became a buzzword in the educational field and as a result many resources call themselves 'open' while lacking fundamental characteristics. Sometimes one might even …

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What is OER and for who?

Nowadays if you have anything to do with education, being a student or educator, you must have heard about the term OER. Many already know that OER stands for Open Educational Resources. But what exac …

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The benefits of blending formative and summative assessment

Whether you’re a teacher, a curriculum developer, or a faculty director: when you work in education, you’re probably familiar with the difference between formative and summative assessment. Both forms …

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Grasple and OpenStax are now partners

After adapting their learning materials for years, Grasple is now officially a partner of OpenStax: Rice University’s educational technology initiative and leading publisher of open educational resour …

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How to create interactive exercises for Vector Calculus

When it comes to math, there are strong indications that traditional lectures and simply ‘instructing’ students do not suffice. Vector Calculus is no different[1]. To help students fully grasp vector …

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Understanding and implementing remote active learning in 2021

Picture this. You’re giving an online lecture about Linear Algebra to a group of first-year engineering students. When you’re about to explain more about invertible matrices, you notice that most of y …

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Community Teacher Days - editions 3.1 and 3.2!

On November 25th and 26th we hosted the third edition of Grasple Community Teacher Days! Grasple Community Teacher Days are an opportunity for educators to exchange experiences, best practices, and ch …

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Grasple Teacher Day May 2020

On May 7th 2020, Grasple organised its second Teacher Day. It’s an event where teachers share their experiences related to online practice and assessment. This time it was held fully online, due to co …

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TU Delft releases 535 open exercises on Linear Algebra!

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Grasple have worked together to make Linear Algebra content available to everyone for free. 535 online exercises have been made available under a Creative …

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Grasple Teacher Day April 2019

On the 4th of April, Grasple organised her first Teacher Day in the Teaching and Learning Labs at the Utrecht University. Over twenty teachers came together to talk about blended learning, open educat …

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A solution for training problem solving?

Ranging from math exercises, to engineering problems and doing proofs, training students in solving math problems can be challenging. If you teach math or statistics, you will certainly recognize this …

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In-Class Experiment: Cola Tasting

“Who think they can taste the difference between regular and diet coke?”

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