The TU Delft Teaching Lab opened on 27 September: a place specially designed for new developments in teaching. Lecturers can come here to experiment with their teaching, to share experiences and work together with colleagues. The flexible furniture makes it easy to experiment with different room configurations. Lecturers can also consult with colleagues who have more experience in teaching-innovation support. The Teaching Lab serves as the headquarters of the newly established Delft Teaching Academy, , the community for all TU Delft teaching staff.
In early September, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) complimented TU Delft on the way in which it is working on quality control and innovations in teaching, both top-down and bottom-up. This new lab brings all these new teaching initiatives together under one roof.
“Lecturers tell us that they need a place where they can get down to work on developing the way they teach. Where they can try out their ideas, see what their colleagues are doing, and where they can receive both technical and teaching-related support." says Anka Mulder, vice-president of TU Delft. “Here lecturers can develop new forms of assessment or online courses, or learn how to make their PowerPoint presentations more interactive.
The bright yellow Teaching Lab is located next to PULSE, the new TU Delft teaching building that will open in 2018. It is in PULSE that the ideas that have been developed and tested in the Lab can be put into practice. Teaching developers and other interested parties are always welcome to drop in for a cup of coffee and to look around. Or feel free to join the weekly lunch on Fridays.
- A forum for bigger groups (up to 100 persons, large screen available)
- Lab spaces for education experiments
- Mini studio for do-it-yourself recordings
- Videoconferencing room (up to 13 people)
- 8 Project/ workshop rooms (4-36 people)
- Living room & informal meeting spaces
- Variety of individual and group working places
- VR & AR tools
- Interactive & digital whiteboards