Alexandra Kolm, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria.

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"My personal motivation for this online course is related to my daily business and passion – providing the best possible teaching for my students – as lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria. I saw an urgent need to deepen my knowledge on task-centred learning environments and the latest research around this topic, without the need to spend weeks abroad.

The whole course was clear and well designed, which was great to plan my participation around daily business. The learning tasks were challenging and supported my personal and professional development in several ways: I developed a clear idea about concepts in TCL, strengths and weaknesses in research on TCL, on writing a commentary and taking an editor’s perspective. Writing a portfolio in the 12th week supported my reflection on learning successes and the challenges I have overcome, which was a perfect task at the end of the online course.

One of the most beneficial aspect for me was the professional exchange with and support by faculty teachers and fellow course participants. There were several online meetings to discuss coursework directly, and all of them were videotaped to watch them later on again if wished. The atmosphere was constructive and inspirational during the whole course. Thank you SHE for offering online courses like this”!

Alexandra Kolm, participant online course Critical Appraisal of Task-Centered Learning, 2018. Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria. Researcher and PhD student at School of Health Professions Education Maastricht University. Project leader of IMPECD – Improvement of Education and Competences in Dietetics. 

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