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Reuse of educational resources

6 July 2021 Towards digital (open) educational resources

What is the status of the project concerning the innovation and implementation of digital (open) educational resources? You can read it here.

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Recap AI in Education Month

1 July 2021 Acceleration Plan

June was the Month of AI in Education. A month full of webinars, hackathons and blogs. Read more about it in this recap.

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Zone EdTech starts as working group mid-July

1 July 2021 Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech

In mid-July, the EdTech working group will be launched. Read more about it here.

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Acceleration Plan as laboratory for higher education

1 July 2021 Acceleration Plan

What does Huib de Jong, former president of the HvA, think about the Acceleration Plan and its effect on higher education? Read it in his ...

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AI in education: an evidence-informed perspective

30 June 2021 Evidence-informed educational innovation with ICT

Using AI usefully and effectively in education? Work evidence-informed, is the suggestion of Nico Boot.

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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
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Recap AI in Education Month

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6 July 2021 Towards digital (open) educational resources Lieke Rensink

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1 July 2021 Acceleration Plan

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Infographic Digital learning of practical skills

Working group Online education of practical skills

What is involved in the (partly) digital learning of practical skills? What is already happening ...

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Field lab Blended Education

Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Blended (or hybrid) education is now commonplace in higher education. The Facilitating professional development for ...

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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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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?