The following study materials will be the backbone of the KU Leuven TOT training course. They serve as an introduction and reference to all topics covered during the different training sessions, in which their application and implementation in the educational practice will treated and practiced.

Please make yourself familiar with these topics on a basic level.

Active Learning

Prince - Does Active Learning Work?

This study examines the evidence for the effectiveness of active learning. It defines the common forms of active learning most relevant for engineering faculty and critically examines the core element of each method. It is found that there is broad but uneven support for the core elements of active, collaborative, cooperative and problem-based learning.

The full article can be found here.

UOW Centre for teaching excellence

The Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo offers interesting material about:

lecturing and presenting

alternatives for lecturing

adapting material for classroom delivery

active learning activities

activities for large classes

Stanford University - speaking of teaching

Stanford University offers interesting material about:

active learning

class discussion

socratic method

The ADDIE instructional design MODEL

For many years now, educators and instructional designers alike have used the ADDIE Instructional Design (ID) method as a framework in designing and developing educational and training programs. “ADDIE” stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. As an ID model, Addie Model has found wide acceptance and use.

Professional and Intercultural Engineering

The ability to live and work in a contemporary global community is an important requirement for engineering professionals. They need to have broad engineering skills and know-how, be flexible and mobile, and be able to live and work internationally. In a graduate-level course, jointly organized by The Pennsylvania State University (US) and KU Leuven (Belgium), cultural differences and the impact on business practices, communications, and team dynamics when solving engineering problems in global contexts is more broadly and deeply explored.

The full article can be found here.

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges.

Open University - innovating pedagogy report 2017

The OU recently released their latest Innovation Report, Innovating Pedagogy 2017. This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This sixth report, produced in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE), proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.

Agora learning centre

On Thursday, 18 April, KU Leuven opened the new, state-of-the-art AGORA Learning Centre on the Social Sciences Campus. AGORA, which can accommodate 550 students, is much more than a place to study. It is an informal learning environment that gives students the freedom and support to plan and carry out their work themselves.

More info can be found here.

Class response system - Mentimeter

Mentimeter is an easy-to-use class response system. With Mentimeter you can create interactive presentations that help you make your teaching more interactive by letting the students actively participate in lectures through using Mentimeter as a formative assessment tool

Teaching and Learing with ICT

BATES - Teaching in a Digital Age

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.

Full free digital version can found and downloaded here.

TECOL Project

The TECOL (Technology-Enhanced COllaborative Learning) KU Leuven project aims at the design, implementation and evaluation of recent features of educational technology that devote a more central role to interactive and collaborative learning, in both lectures and practicals. During the KU Leuven training course we will discover and discuss about this project.

All info on this project can be found here.


LIMEL functions as an educational video producer for KU Leuven. It does in house productions, guides multimedia projects, provides multimedia services, professionalizes and informs and gives advice on the use of moving images and sound in an educational context. This training platform gives you all necessary information to make good instructional videos.


One of the five key points of the new strategic plan of the KU Leuven is 'going digital'. It focuses on the use of educational technology in a way that facilitates collaborative learning and multi-campus education and broadens the international reach.