EDLAB Education Innovation Project

Tutor Training in 360°

This project aimed to create 360° tutorial group videos for integration into UM-wide PBL tutor training. The primary focus of these videos was to address the management of group dynamics by tutors, facilitating more authentic teacher professional development.

Based on positive experiences with virtual-reality glasses and 360° videos of an in-home care setting in the BA Health Sciences, Nynke de Jong and other FHML colleagues applied this technique to the PBL tutor training.

As both content experts and process coaches, our tutors are required to activate, stimulate, and challenge our students while overseeing the overall progress of the tutorial group and individual students.

The 360 videos provide a safe environment to practice and learn, allowing tutors to zoom in on their specific roles, analyse critical incidents in the classroom and observe the classroom from multiple perspectives.

Seven stages
This project took place in seven different stages. FHML was in charge of the project and worked in close collaboration with EDLAB Advisory Board.

  • Stage 1: Development of a realistic PBL case, including scripts for tutors and students
  • Stage 2: Performing pilot test with the PBL case; writing an evaluation report and adjusting the PBL case and script
  • Stage 3: Recording and editing videos from three different perspectives: the whole class, the tutor perspective and the student perspective
  • Stage 4: An overview of training courses at the faculties, in which the 360° training course can be embedded
  • Stage 5: Supplying 15 VR glasses per faculty
  • Stage 6: Training PBL experts at all faculties to use the educational material
  • Stage 7: Evaluation report about the use of the education materials at all faculties