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The role of education in the fight against racism

25 June 2020 Accelerating together

Initially, I intended to dedicate this blog post to how the covid-19 crisis has led to a huge IT acceleration at Breda University ...

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The people of the Acceleration Plan: Michelle Olmstead

23 June 2020 Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech

Every week we introduce you to someone working in the Acceleration Plan. This week: Michelle Olmstead, Director of the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University, ...

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Online education: Quality and sustainability?!

23 April 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

On 7 April, the Minister of Higher Education made another visit to our zone Facilitating professional development for lecturers. This time, of course, the visit took ...

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Looking back on 2019: The Steering Group and Programme Team

22 April 2020 Acceleration Plan

The first year of the Acceleration Plan is done. In a series of interviews, we look back on 2019 with the leaders of the zones. In ...

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Looking back on 2019: The zone Learning analytics

21 April 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

The first year of the Acceleration Plan is done. In a series of interviews, we look back on 2019 with the leaders of the zones. In ...

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The Acceleration Plan

Together we build the foundation for accelerating innovation

The Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with IT works on seizing the opportunities digitalisation offers higher education in The Netherlands. The mission of the Acceleration Plan is to create momentum and opportunities for universities and universities of applied sciences to take substantial steps in digitalisation in higher education in The Netherlands, within their own institutions, and in collaboration with other institutions. 39 higher education institutions collaborate in this four-year programme of the Association of Universities in The Netherlands  (VSNU), The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH) and SURF.

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Ambitions

  • Improving the connection to the job market
  • Encouraging flexibilisation in higher education
  • Smarter and better learning with technology
6 Cooperating organisations
39 Higher education institutions
129 People
The Acceleration Plan

Eight zones

Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Making continuous improvement of education self-evident

The lecturer is the starting point for educational innovation. Optimal use of the possibilities of ICT in education requires new knowledge and skills for the most important group that determines the quality of education: lecturers.

Professional Development
Better connection to the job market

Responding more quickly to the digital transformation

No field or profession escapes the impact of digitisation. Collaboration between the job market, higher education, and research groups of universities and colleges, is vital to a future-proof connection of of highly educated professionals to the job market.

Job market connection
Making education more flexible

A more flexible system for students

Flexibilisation of higher education has many facets; the educational catalog, modularisation, microcredentialing, learning outcomes, online distance learning, micromasters. There is an enormous diversity of ingredients with which higher education can be made highly flexible.

Flexibilisation
Towards digital (open) educational resources

Determining and using an optimal mix of educational resources

Searching for educational resources should be as simple as searching for a video on YouTube. Either you find what you are looking for, or it does not exist and you have to find another solution.

Digital (open) educational resources
Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

One language to talk about learning analytics

What are the preconditions that make the use of learning analytics a success? What is needed at the institution level, and what is needed at the national level?

Learning analytics
Evidence-informed educational innovation with ICT

Making the exchange of knowledge easier

We work to gain a better understanding of how knowledge infrastructure, both within an institution and at national level, can be organised in such a way that knowledge reaches educational design practice in an appropriate and timely manner.

Evidence-informed
Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech

The Netherlands leading in the field of educational technology

Developments in the EdTech sector can make a good contribution to accelerating educational innovation. We want to make the Netherlands a fertile breeding ground for (starting) EdTech companies.

EdTech
Accelerating together

Creating support for educational innovation

The initiatives of the Acceleration Plan contribute to the transition of Dutch higher education to a higher education that exploits the opportunities of digitisation. This transition requires a dialogue between administrators, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NVAO, NWO, KNAW, NRO and other stakeholders in higher education.

Accelerating together
Acceleration Plan

Leading in technological educational innovation

The Acceleration Plan focuses on bringing initiatives, knowledge, and experiences together and getting started quickly and concretely on themes in which synergy is possible and where there are opportunities for higher education.

About the Acceleration Plan
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The role of education in the fight against racism

Initially, I intended to dedicate this blog post to how the covid-19 crisis has led to a huge IT acceleration at Breda University ...
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Elisabeth Minnemann

Team leader Accelerating together

The role of education in the fight against racism

25 June 2020 Accelerating together Elisabeth Minnemann

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The people of the Acceleration Plan: Michelle Olmstead

23 June 2020 Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech Editors

Every week we introduce you to someone working in the Acceleration Plan. This week: Michelle Olmstead, Director of the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University, ...

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Online education: Quality and sustainability?!

23 April 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers Kim Schildkamp

On 7 April, the Minister of Higher Education made another visit to our zone Facilitating professional development for lecturers. This time, of course, the visit took ...

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Looking back on 2019: The Steering Group and Programme Team

22 April 2020 Acceleration Plan Editors

The first year of the Acceleration Plan is done. In a series of interviews, we look back on 2019 with the leaders of the zones. In ...

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Looking back on 2019: The zone Learning analytics

21 April 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics Editors

The first year of the Acceleration Plan is done. In a series of interviews, we look back on 2019 with the leaders of the zones. In ...

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Action plan zone 2020 Job market connection

Better connection to the job market

Based on five work packages, this zone works with the professional field, research and education ...

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Action plan 2020 zone Professional development

Facilitating professional development for lecturers

The acceleration zone Facilitating professional development for lecturers works towards a way for institutions to ...

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Action plan zone 2020 Digital educational resources

Towards digital (open) educational resources

By 2023, this zone wants students and lecturers to have the opportunity to determine and use ...

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Action plan 2020 zone Learning analytics

Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

The zone Learning analytics aims to provide (infrastructural) preconditions that enable institutions to control the ...

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What is acceleration?

What is innovation? What is acceleration? Members of the Acceleration Plan answer these, and other questions in this video.

What is acceleration?