Grasple Community

Learn from the experiences of other teachers on creating and using open online resources


Let’s be honest: teaching well is hard work. There are so many things to think about: activating and motivating students, helping them to really understand the material, and of course… grading. On top of that, each year there are more things to think about: blended learning, flipped classroom, learning analytics.

What may help is to know there are more teachers like you, thinking about how to solve these challenges. They share their experiences, the good and the bad ones. They show how they have blended their course, how they reused existing materials and developed new ones, how they went about activating their students and how they have used learning analytics to find out what their students were struggling with most.

We send out a monthly email containing interesting articles and tips and experiences from fellow teachers. Once a year, we also host the Community Teacher Days, where you can meet other teachers and learn from each other’s experiences face to face. Read more about the last one on November 25th and 26th, 2020 here.

Community Story

Kirsten Namesnik

For example, view this presentation (download link) by Kirsten Namesnik from Utrecht University, showing how she and her team have totally changed their research methods and statistics course. The results: higher student satisfaction and higher grades.

Read more about her approach and results here.

Grasple Teacher Days

Once a year, we host the Grasple Teacher Days, where you can meet other teachers and learn from each other’s experiences face to face. Below you can find out more about the previous Teacher Day and upcoming Teacher Days.

Community Teacher Days - editions 3.1 and 3.2!

November 25th and 26th, 2020

On November 25th and 26th we hosted the third edition of Grasple Community Teacher Days! To connect to the distinct experiences of educators in different settings, this time around we hosted two separate sessions; one for University lecturers and one for educators from Applied Universities.

Read more about this Teacher Day here.

Second Grasple Teacher Day

May 7th, 2020

On the 7th of May, Grasple organised its second Teacher Day digitally. Over 35 teachers came together to exchange experiences on activating students, sharing practice materials, remote summative testing and the use of Grasple in their education.

Read more about this Teacher Day here.

First Grasple Teacher Day

April 4th, 2019

On the 4th of April, Grasple organised her first Teacher Day in the Teaching and Learning Labs at the Utrecht University. Over 20 teachers came together to talk about blended learning, open education and the use of Grasple in their education.

Read more about the last one on April 4th, 2019 here.

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