Acceleration agenda for innovation in education

The Netherlands Association of Universities, the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF jointly present a four-year acceleration plan for educational innovation with ICT. With this acceleration plan, they are committed to seeking a joint route to successful change.

Why an acceleration plan now?

We do not yet know exactly what impact digitalisation will have on education, but it will most likely be significant. While institutions and teaching staff are all very busy with innovation in education with ICT, there is all the more reason to accelerate developments and use technology even better. To achieve this, SURF, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH) joined forces and drew up the Acceleration agenda for innovation in education in 2017. The Acceleration agenda has been expanded into a four-year acceleration plan for educational innovation with ICT.

About the acceleration plan

The Acceleration plan Educational innovation with ICT offers research universities and universities of applied sciences time and space to implement significant steps within their own institution and in collaboration with other institutions.

Within this four-year acceleration plan, research universities and universities of applied sciences will work on accelerating innovation in education with ICT in 8 areas.

1. Facilitating professional development for lecturers
2. Better connection to the job market
3. Making education more flexible
4. A transition to digital (open) teaching aids and materials
5. Secure and reliable use of learning data
6. Evidence-based educational innovation with ICT
7. Collaboration with EdTech
8. Heading towards acceleration together

Collaboration

The Netherlands Association of Universities, the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF want to focus on pooling initiatives, knowledge and experience, and getting to work quickly and practically on the topics where synergy is possible and opportunities exist for higher education in the Netherlands. Institutions can also, for example, work together to ensure that students
are provided with digital teaching materials, and lecturers are able to (re)use each other's teaching materials. All institutions can also benefit from better combining the research into the effectiveness of innovation in education. And the joint collaboration towards EdTech companies can improve the synergy between education and suppliers.

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Start date
08 Nov 2017
Latest modifications 19 Jun 2018