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  • Animated video Network function virtualisation in a virtual reality environment video

    Knowledge base - SURF conducts research into new network technologies that could enhance its network, including the virtualisation of network functions (NFV). During a demonstration at SuperComputing 2016, visitors wearing VR glasses used network functions to process their 3D image in a virtual reality environment. View the animated video.

  • Infographic Learning analytics in educational practice download

    Knowledge base - A better understanding of the learning process, targeted feedback to students and an improvement in education: that’s the thinking behind learning analytics. Learning analytics offers a wealth of opportunities, but how can it be applied successfully by a study programme or teacher? The infographic describes in 4 steps how to use learning analytics.

  • Use cases Life Science Grid download

    Knowledge base - The Life Science Grid (LSG) accommodates life scientists at Dutch universities and medical centers to perform data analysis or other computational work. Your work can vary in scale and type, from occasional analyses up to thousands of production jobs continuously, and on datasets ranging from a few gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes and beyond.

  • White paper on open badges and micro-credentials download

    Knowledge base - Open badges are digital badges designed to show that the badge holder possesses certain knowledge or skills. In this white paper, SURFnet documents the possible opportunities offered by open badges in Dutch education, e.g. as an aid to micro-credentialing.

  • Improving lecturers' ICT skills. Discussion paper with 7 recommendations download

    Knowledge base - Many institutions are keen to make their teaching more innovative. This requires lecturers to have good ICT skills. In this discussion paper, researchers Ineke Lam and Riekje de Jong from Utrecht University make 7 recommendations as to how colleges of higher education and universities can improve the ICT skills of their lecturers.

  • Case Discovering how consumers feel about brands download

    Knowledge base - PhD candidate Hang-Yee Chan from the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) used SURFsara’s HPC Cloud to analyze neuroimaging data. He collected the data when volunteers watched brand logos inside an MRI scanner. “We were able to map out the connection between consumers' brain responses to brand logos and their opinions on those brands.”

  • Best practice SURFfilesender at STC-Group helpdesk download

    Knowledge base - Dutch education and research institutions can use SURFfilesender to send small and large files securely. STC-Group is one of the institutions using SURFfilesender. How does the helpdesk at STC-Group rate their experience of using SURFfilesender? Read the best practice.

  • Cyber Threat Assessment 2016 download

    Knowledge base - In Cyber Threat Assessment 2016 we list the most important cyber threats over the past year within education, research and business. This helps institutions to gain an insight into what is happening in the digital world. It allows them to take the right measures in order to strengthen their defences.

  • Whitepaper Customised education in 2016 download

    Knowledge base - A large number of institutions harbour the ambition of offering personal and flexible education. In the whitepaper Customised education in 2016, we defined 5 dimensions relate to what the students learn and how they learn. The dimensions could be helpful in developing your own vision.

  • Paper A flexible and personal learning environment: a modular functional model download

    Knowledge base - The flexible and personal digital learning environment is composed of a number of separate components. What data and functionalities do these components consist of, how are they connected and what standards are required to enable these components to work together in one integrated environment? This paper aims to answer these questions.

  • Infographic The Digital learning environment in the Netherlands anno 2016 download

    Knowledge base - SURFnet asked Dutch educational institutions which services and applications they use to support their educational activities. This provided insight into how institutions design their digital learning environment anno 2016. Institutions were also asked about their future plans.

  • Trend report 2016: how technological trends enable customised education download

    Knowledge base - SURFnet presents the latest trend report, which focuses on the theme of customised education. 44 Dutch experts in the field of education and ICT have sought out technological trends that enable customised education. This trend report describes 13 technological trends that may affect the content and design of education.

  • Infographic The reliable SURFnet network download

    Knowledge base - Continuity is at the heart of the SURFnet network, with every route being implemented in duplicate. Not only that, but all of the equipment we provide to institutions comes with built-in redundancy, and we carry out various measures to safeguard this continuity. Download the infographic.

  • SURF Framework of Legal Standards for (Cloud) Services download

    Knowledge base - The SURF Legal Standards Framework for (Cloud) Services describes the standards with regard to confidentiality, privacy, property and availability when concluding contracts with (cloud) suppliers. It includes standard provisions and processing agreement that offer institutions a solid basis for contracts with suppliers.

  • Case: Easy access to processing power for computational recommendation models download

    Knowledge base - Together with a group of master's students, university lecturer and researcher Flavius Frasincar from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is researching how recommendation systems for online financial news can be improved. Systems of this type automatically recommend news items to readers based on their reading profiles.