News

Job market connection zone becomes Human capital zone

29 April 2021 Strengthening digital human capital

The zone Better connection to the labour market zone has a new name: Strengthening digital human capital. With this, the zone wants to emphasise its ...

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Interview

Double interview: in conversation with team leaders Bram Enning and Nico Boot

20 April 2021 Acceleration Plan

Team leaders Bram Enning and Nico Boot talk about their ambitions, challenges and opportunities within the Acceleration Plan.

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News

Acceleration Plan 2020: an overview

7 April 2021 Acceleration Plan

After two years of the Acceleration Plan, 2020 was the year of the acceleration. Time to take stock in this overview.

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Column

Politics and education: reflecting on the elections

25 March 2021 Acceleration Plan

What role did education play in the Dutch general elections of 2021? In this piece, Aukje de Ruijter (ISO) and Eline Terpstra (LSVb) reflect on the ...

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News

Action plans 2021

22 March 2021 Acceleration Plan

The zones present their action plans for the year 2021. The plans are now available to everyone.

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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
Strengthening digital human capital

Responding more quickly to the digital transformation

No field or profession escapes the impact of digitisation. Developing digital skills in higher education is important. This way, students are trained to become wanted professionals and professionals can continue to develop themselves.

Human capital
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 education data

One language to talk about education data

What are the preconditions that make the use of education data 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
Working group Remote digital assessment

Good remote assessment in higher education

Due to the corona crisis, assessment independent of place and time is high on the agenda. The Remote digital assessment working group bundles knowledge on this subject and develops a long-term vision on this theme.

Remote assessment
Working group Online education of practical skills

Designing digital education in practical skills

Where are opportunities for higher education to jointly innovate and accelerate online education in practical skills?

Practical skills education
Interview

"Not only students attend sessions in a virtual classroom. Teachers do too."

Universities and universities of applied sciences found their way in organising distance education at an impressively fast pace. But how do you maintain the quality ...
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Editors

Job market connection zone becomes Human capital zone

29 April 2021 Strengthening digital human capital Editors

The zone Better connection to the labour market zone has a new name: Strengthening digital human capital. With this, the zone wants to emphasise its ...

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Double interview: in conversation with team leaders Bram Enning and Nico Boot

20 April 2021 Acceleration Plan Editors

Team leaders Bram Enning and Nico Boot talk about their ambitions, challenges and opportunities within the Acceleration Plan.

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Acceleration Plan 2020: an overview

7 April 2021 Acceleration Plan Editors

After two years of the Acceleration Plan, 2020 was the year of the acceleration. Time to take stock in this overview.

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Politics and education: reflecting on the elections

25 March 2021 Acceleration Plan

What role did education play in the Dutch general elections of 2021? In this piece, Aukje de Ruijter (ISO) and Eline Terpstra (LSVb) reflect on the ...

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Action plans 2021

22 March 2021 Acceleration Plan Editors

The zones present their action plans for the year 2021. The plans are now available to everyone.

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Publications

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Building blocks for effective professional development 2.0

Facilitating professional development for lecturers

designing and evaluating effective professional development of lecturers: the Professional development zone presents a 2.0 version ...

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Animation Digital educational resources

Towards digital (open) educational resources

Every training course uses digital educational resources. But what do we actually mean by this? ...

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Field lab (Digital) Formative Assessment

Facilitating professional development for lecturers Editors

The Facilitating professional development for lecturers zone of the Acceleration Plan has developed the Formative ...

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Field lab Learning Analytics

Facilitating professional development for lecturers Editors

Download the field lab Learning Analytics and be introduced to the use of study data ...

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Video

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?