Digital educational resources Education & ICT

Students and lecturers should be able to easily access a rich collection of digital educational resources in one place, be it from publishers or higher education institutions. One national infrastructure makes this possible.


Exploit the opportunities of digital educational resources

What challenges do institutions face in using digital educational resources in practice?

  • How do you form a vision on digital educational resources?
  • How do you organise your organisation to support and stimulate the instructor in this process?
  • What technology do you need?
  • How can an instructor in the practice work with digital educational resources?

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Good practices open leermaterialen
SURF Communities

Sharing challenges within communities

Are you working on the development of online education and/or OER? Or do you want to support instructors in this process? Get in touch with other experts within a community to work together to increase and stimulate openness in higher education.

Open education
Working group Libraries

Incentive scheme

Twee studenten aan tafel achter een laptop in de bibliotheek

Incentive scheme Open and online education

SURF coordinates the Open and Online Education Incentive Scheme of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. As an institution, you can apply for funding and experiment with online forms of education and initiatives to share and reuse OER.

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Stimuleringsregeling online onderwijs

Projects - pillar Online education

Read more about the projects of institutions that have participated in the Open and Online Education incentive scheme, which link up with the themes of peer feedback and online guidance.

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Stimuleringsregeling open leermaterialen

Projects - pillar Open Educational Resources

Read more about the projects of institutions that have participated in the Open and Online Education incentive scheme with the theme of sharing and reusing educational resources.

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Sharing and reusing

Studenten in gesprek

National platform for digital educational resources

SURF is launching edusources. With edusources, teachers and students can easily find and reuse digital educational resources for their teaching or study.

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Starting with educational resources

Do you want to make educational resources accessible to everyone? Start by going through these step-by-step plans that support various disciplines within education.

  • Introduction
  • Policy
  • Quality model
  • In practice
  • Professional vocabulary
  • Workshop development

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Open leermaterialen

SURFsharekit: the online depot for higher education

Store your educational resources digitally and sustainably and make them freely available via SURFsharekit, the repository service for higher education.

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Copyright everything about copyright issues

On you will find reliable information about copyright issues. Full of legal information and practical tools.

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Studente aan het werk achter computer met veel documenten en aantekeningen voor zich
Student werkt in bibliotheek

CopyRIGHT project: copyright for digital learning materials well organised

As a teacher, would you like to use (scientific) articles and other texts for your teaching and ensure that copyright is properly regulated? We are developing a tool that gives you insight into the reuse of digital material, including scientific content.

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Educational practice

Volwassenen in gesprek in een creatieve ruimte

Stimulating professional communities to create digital educational resources together

Various instructors work together to build up and manage a collection of OERs. Check how you can encourage this in your institution.

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Videos openleermaterialen in de praktijk

Be inspired by enthusiastic teachers

There are plenty of reasons for teachers to start working with OERs. These instructors believe in sharing knowledge. (in Dutch)

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Aanvoerder Versnellingszone - Robert Schuwer

Acceleration plan: Mix of open and closed digital educational resources

Robert Schuwer talks about the Digital (open) educational resources zone and how 10 institutions within the zone are working together towards digital (open) educational resources.

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SURF Story with Marja Versantvoort

"I think the best thing about the project is that there is such a huge need for it. Teachers I speak to immediately see the possibilities," says Marja Versantvoort, project leader to make teaching materials for the Bachelor of Nursing available nationwide.

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Marja Versantvoort in de les