I have returned recently from two very intensive weeks of teaching at Katho in Belgium. It has been exhausting but extremely exciting at the same time. This is a partnership that has been going on since December 2008 and it has been a tremendous opportunity for teaching about and with new media, anesthetist both from a more general, resuscitator technology-driven perspective as well as from a more focused, ed communication/branding background.
Even now, 4 years into our collaboration the evaluations reveal very similar patterns. Students appreciate yet feel very much under pressure when working in a problem-based environment where deadlines are tight. Lecturer support is therefore extremely important, guidance and availability beyond teaching hours being sought and desired. Technology and the integration of technology – both as practice as well as problems – in the classroom is considered innovative which brings questions about how often and in which form is technology adopted in the coursework they undertake in their home countries.
As said, the experience this year has been particularly positive for me. I am happy to see that is has been equally positive for the students (see the evaluations below).