What does eduID mean for education?
Student mobility via eduXchange
With an eduID, students can register for a course at another institution with a single click. They do so on the eduXchange.nl platform.
More and more students want to study in smaller units. They must therefore be certified separately. This can be done with edubadges: digital visual badges that include information about the course taken and the number of ECTS credits. edubadges are assigned to the eduID.
eduID in research
In research, eduID is used to give researchers without an institutional account access to research services, such as SURF Research Cloud and iRODS. For example, when research collaborations consist of researchers from different companies participating in university research projects. Or when citizens (under the banner of 'citizen science') need access, for example to supply data for research projects.
What are the advantages of an eduID for students?
- Easier and more flexible education at another institution, as eduID makes the administrative process much easier.
- Gain insight into and control over their own data. Think of personal data and courses taken.
- Keep a permanent overview of education, also after graduation.
- Access education with 1 account; similar to what DigiD is for accessing government services.
eduID and Npuls
eduID also plays a role in the National Growth Fund programme Npuls, namely in the Digital Sector Facilities component and in Agile organised education. The aim of Npuls is to improve the quality of education, increase the agility of education and improve the digital skills of teachers and learners. Together with Npuls, SURF ensures broad roll-out of eduID in Dutch education and research.