News - SURFnet has selected the Badgr open source platform for its proof-of-concept to allow institutions to experiment with creating and awarding open badges. Under this agreement, the participating institutions have access to the latest version of Badgr, while SURFnet will contribute to future development of the platform and the open badge standard.
News - For the second year in a row, SURF is inviting vocational education and training institutions, universities of applied sciences and research universities to nominate changemakers for the SURF Education Awards. Through these awards, SURF recognises the efforts of innovators who use ICT to enhance education.
News - Utrecht University of Applied Sciences is starting the learning analytics experiment in the Statistics course. 200 students studying Technical Business Management will participate. Also, the online study activities of over 50 students in the Curriculum Design and ICT-based education modules of the English teacher programme will be researched.
News - During The Education Days 2016 (Dé Onderwijsdagen 2016), SURF announced the winners of the first SURF Education Awards. In the teacher category, Farshida Zafar was the biggest change maker, Jan Haarhuis in the ICT and educational professionals category, and Anka Mulder in the board member category.
News - In September 2016, the project leaders of the innovation scheme 'Digital Assessment for Customised Education' completed their experiments. What lessons have they learned and what are the results of their projects? And also: what now? You can read the answers to these questions on the project leaders' blogs.
News - The VU Amsterdam wants to contribute to the academic success of its students to the best of its ability. That is why the online study activities of 400 students taking Statistics 1 in the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Studies will be researched over the coming months. The research is part of SURFnet's learning analytics experiment.
News - Getting started with learning analytics is mostly a case of jumping in at the deep end. Luckily, though, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. SURFnet has started an experiment to enable learning analytics to be applied in practice and will share all of the relevant information resulting from this experiment.
News - July 2015 saw the start of 9 projects as part of the Digital assessment for customised education innovation scheme. Since then, a lot of work has been done on these experiments in the field of digital assessment. We asked the project leaders to update us on the developments in their project. Read their blogs to find out the latest news.
News - Don a pair of Google Glasses and improve your pronunciation of Spanish vowels. Fix Your Vowels by the University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Humanities) has won a competition for the most ingenious and promising experiment with Google Glass. In 2015, four educational institutions investigated how Google Glass could benefit education.