Centre for Educational Development (CED)

The CED offer research-based consulting on university education to all academic environments at Aarhus University. All members of teaching staff and managers at AU can get help with their ongoing competency development and we offer highly specialised consultancy and collaboration on educational projects.

The purpose of the CED is to support AU’s strategy for research-based degree programmes of the highest international quality and to support the efforts of the 2025 strategies to improve students’ commencement of studies, an attractive study and learning environment, engaging educational IT, digital competencies, entrepreneurship and research, and preparing graduates for the labour market of the future.

The CED work ambitiously research-based and experimentally practice-oriented. It collaborates locally, nationally, and internationally with other innovative educational development environments to ensure that the educational, didactic, and system-technical choices that are made at the university are based on solid and updated evidence.

The CED consists of four units

Unit for Digital Development

The Unit for Digital Development is led by Division Manager Anders Hyldig and administers, supports, and further develops AU’s learning management system Brightspace and works with the use of learning technology (educational IT) in teaching. In addition, it develops and maintains projects such as AU Studypedia and AU Educate, user support, systems implementation, and technology development.

Unit for Teaching Development

The Unit for Teaching Development is led by division manager Liza Strandgaard and works with university didactics, methodology, forms of examination and feedback, teaching and learning environments, assessment, and collegial communities.

Unit for Programme Development

The Unit for Programme Development is led by Division Manager Tina Bering Keiding and works with transitions within the educational system, educational design, academic regulations, quality assurance and accreditation.

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by Bente Jønshøj deals with course administration, research support, HR, finance, and communication.