Acceleration agenda for innovation in education

The Netherlands Association of Universities, the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF jointly present an agenda to accelerate innovation in education. With this acceleration agenda, they are committed to seeking a joint route to successful change.

Use technology to accelerate

Institutions and teaching staff are all very busy with innovation in education, but all the efforts and investments of the last few years have not as yet led to any largescale changes in education. There are many different reasons why the Netherlands should push hard to make use of technology, accelerating the rate of innovative teaching in higher education. Technology can make a contribution towards creating education that is more accessible, more made-to-measure, and which therefore results in lower drop-out rates and better results from students.

Opportunities of digitalisation

We can be sure that digitalisation will have a major impact on education. The acceleration agenda marks out the way ahead that research universities, universities of applied sciences and SURF want to plan together, in order to join forces to achieve our shared ambitions more rapidly.

What are we going to do?

  • Better connection to the job market
  • Making education more flexible
  • Learn smarter and better by using technology

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.

How can we advance in 2018

The Dutch research universities, universities of applied sciences and SURF are working together to develop a short-term, concrete agenda for work over the next four years. They have set up a steering group that consists of administrators from the institutions. The steering group will present the agenda of work by May 2018 at the latest, to the boards of the Association of Universities, the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF.

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Start date
08 Nov 2017
Latest modifications 10 Jan 2018