Acceleration plan for educational innovation with ICT

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.

Within the individual institutions and in collaboration with other research universities and universities of applied sciences, this plan offers the scope for making substantial gains in the area of digitalisation.

Opportunities for higher education

Digitalisation offers a great deal of opportunity for higher education in the Netherlands. It can contribute to the quality of education and strengthen the international position of higher education. The Acceleration Plan is based on 3 shared ambitions:

  1. Better connection to the job market
  2. Making education more flexible
  3. Learn smarter and better by using technology

8 acceleration zones

The Acceleration Plan is divided into 8 acceleration zones in which 40 research universities and universities of applied sciences work together. A leader from one of the institutions directs the acceleration team with its representatives from the participating institutions.

Get to know the leaders with this video (in Dutch):

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The leaders in the 8 zones are:

  1. Facilitating professional development for lecturers - Kim Schildkamp (University of Twente) and Ronald Spruit (Avans University of Applied Sciences) 
  2. Better connection to the job market - Ellen van den Berg (Saxion University of Applied Sciences)
  3. Making education more flexible - Paul den Hertog (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) & Ulrike Wild (Wageningen University & Research)
  4. A transition to digital (open) teaching aids and materials - Robert Schuwer (Fontys University Of Applied Sciences)
  5. Secure and reliable use of learning data - Theo Bakker (VU Amsterdam)
  6. Evidence-based educational innovation with ICT - Fleur Prinsen (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
  7. Collaboration with EdTech - Timo Kos (TU Delft)
  8. Heading towards acceleration together - this zone launches in 2019

Composition of the acceleration teams

1. Facilitating professional development for lecturers       

Leader: Kim Schildkamp (University of Twente)
Avans University of Applied Sciences
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
HAN University of Applied Sciences
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences
Maastricht University
Open University of the Netherlands
Radbout University
Radiant Teacher Training
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Leiden University
University of Twente
University of Amsterdam
VU Amsterdam

2. Better connection to the job market       

Leader: Ellen van den Berg (Saxion University of Applied Sciences)
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

3. Making education more flexible           

Leaders: Paul den Hertog (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) & Ulrike Wild (Wageningen University & Research)
Liaison: Janina van Hees (SURF)
Avans University of Applied Sciences
Breda University of Applied Sciences
Codarts University of the Arts
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
HAN University of Applied Sciences
Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
Hotelschool The Hague
HZ University of Applied Sciences
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Eindhoven University of Technology
Utrecht University
Wageningen University

4. A transition to digital (open) teaching aids and materials   

Leader: Robert Schuwer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Liaison: Kirsten Veelo (SURF)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
University of Groningen (RUG)
Delft University of Technology
Leiden University
Maastricht University
VU Amsterdam
Wageningen University

5. Secure and reliable use of learning data       

Leader: Theo Bakker (VU Amsterdam)
Open University of the Netherlands
Breda University of Applied Sciences
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
HAN University of Applied Sciences
University of Groningen (RUG)
Tilburg University
VU Amsterdam

6. Evidence-based educational innovation with ICT       

Leader: Fleur Prinsen (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Avans University of Applied Sciences
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Open University of the Netherlands
Radbout University
VU Amsterdam

7. Collaboration with EdTech               

Leader: Timo Kos (TU Delft)
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Delft University of Technology
Leiden University
Wageningen University

Contact

If you have any questions about the Acceleration plan, please contact

  • Jort Diekerhof (Vereniging Hogescholen) via diekerhof@vereniginghogescholen.nl of +31-610368073
  • Simone Endert (VSNU) via endert@vsnu.nl of +31-617461556
  • Johanna de Groot (SURF) via johanna.degroot@surfnet.nl of +31-887873000

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Latest modifications 07 Dec 2018