Members

Members of the Acceleration Plan

Team

Meet the members of the Acceleration Plan.

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Esther Adriaansen

Project secretary zone Professional development

What I want to contribute is to help out behind the scenes, so that my colleagues can focus on developing beautiful plans and taking major steps towards a digital future in education.

Dutch National Student Association

Aukje de Ruijter

Member of the steering group

The ISO considers it important that the student perspective is included in the steps being taken in the field of digitisation and innovation within higher education in order to jointly improve the quality of education. A great task that I can fulfill this year!

SURF

Wieteke Boulogne

Projectmanager zone Professional development

ICT can contribute to improving the quality of education. But lecturers make the difference; they are the most important factor in providing good quality education. That is why it is important that lecturers are facilitated and given opportunities to professionalise the use of ICT in education. I hope to be able to contribute to that.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Hans Nederlof

Member of the steering group

I have been involved in the development of the Acceleration Plan from the very beginning and was chair of the Steering Group until 1 September 2020. With the Acceleration Plan we can really make a difference for higher education nationally and bring about real acceleration. Dutch higher education deserves that.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Anka Mulder

Member of the steering group

In the past six months, online education has accelerated. That was a huge achievement. We can learn an incredible amount from each other, lecturers and institutions, with the Acceleration Plan as the backbone for this.

Wageningen University&Research

Arthur Mol

Chair Steering Group

The COVID-19 pandemic only emphasises the importance of accelerating innovation, flexibility and digitisation of higher education. Collaboration is essential here. The Acceleration Plan is both the platform and the engine for it.

Eric Slaats

Member zone EdTech

In 4 years, more open education with good support from accessible but powerful technology.

VU Amsterdam

Elian Griffioen

Data scientist zone Learning analytics

As part of the zone Learning analytics, I work on the Statistical Handbook for learning analytics (www.sh-studiedata.nl), a website on which existing statistical analyses are explained based on a case studies from higher education. The aim of the website is to give our colleagues in higher education who work with educational data the right tools to perform statistical analyses with their data.

SURF / Morgens

Koen Janmaat

Zone member Job market connection
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Leontien van Rossum

Support for zone Digital educational resources

How nice would it be if access to educational resources and materials would only depend on your own interest?

SURF

Brenda Vos

Educational designer zone Job market connection

I help to facilitate intensive and up-to-date collaboration between universities of applied sciences and universities on the one hand and the job market on the other, when it comes to digitisation and technology. How do we ensure that students have the digital skills that match what the job market is looking for now, but will also need in the more distant future? And how do we embed that in the current study programmes? We want to optimally prepare students for ...

University of Twente

Dorien Hopster-den Otter

Researcher zone Professional development

We will only achieve sustainable improvement of educational quality through digital innovation if ICT resources are introduced in a well-considered manner.

Delft University of Technology

Marcus Specht

Member zone EdTech

I participate to improve the cooperation between EdTech startups and research.  

VU Amsterdam

Iris Bijman

Junior policy officer Learning analytics
SURF

Sam Stuijver

Junior policy officer Flexibilisation

A more flexible education system, in which students have more options to choose their own path. That seems to me to be an enormous enrichment. I am happy to contribute to this change in an ambitious and driven team.

SURF

Jasmijn Jacobs-Wijn

Connector zone EdTech

Working together with EdTech companies and educational institutions to increase the innovative power of educational institutions: how cool is that?!

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Theo Nelissen

Zone member Learning analytics
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dominique Campman

Zone member Learning analytics
Delft University of Technology

Michiel de Jong

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

If I compare the acceleration zone to the switch box of a car, the settings in our zone are not all in the same gear. Our challenge is to recognise that we are in different gears, to find out what it takes to move forward in each gear, and to help each other switch to different gears.

University of Twente

Marieke van Geel

Support for zone Professional development

Change, innovating and using ICT are not goals in themselves, but can be used to increase the quality of education. The added value for students and lecturers is always central to me.

Police Academy

Arie van der Ven

Member zone Job market connection
Wageningen University&Research

Nicolien Schmaal

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources
Delft University of Technology

Erna Kotkamp

Zone member EdTech

In the coming years, we work towards innovating and improving education with existing and new technologies, together with both startups and mature EdTech companies, but also our own students, scientists and employees. We want to do this in a responsible and sustainable way. Growing together openly and learning from each other is crucial in this.

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Jelgar de Wilde

Team leader zone EdTech
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Caroline van de Molen

Team leader zone Job market connection

It would be great if by the end of 2022, products from our zone were actually used in higher professional education, universities and on the job market, in order to achieve a permanent and up-to-date collaboration in the field of digitisation and technology. This would mean that the students we deliver are trained state-of-the-art when it comes to digital and technological developments and that the job market is satisfied with our collaboration. And of course that the students enter the job ...

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Pieter Oudenaarden

Zone member Accelerating together
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Timo Kos

Zone member Accelerating together
University of Amsterdam

Jan Lintsen

Zone member Accelerating together

The biggest challenge in the Acceleration Plan is to reach the large group of lecturers who are not among the pioneers.

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Inge Grimm

Zone member Accelerating together

Will we succeed in choosing certain standards together in order to bring higher education further? That is the biggest challenge of the Acceleration Plan. This requires more uniformity and that has not always been easy in the past. But it is certainly possible, when I look at collaboration within SURF, for example!

HZ University of Applied Sciences

John Dane

Zone member Accelerating together

In four years' time I want to have achieved a significant increase in information literacy and information skills among students and professionals within our institution.  

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Paul Rüpp

Zone member Accelerating together
Leiden University

Hester Bijl

Zone member Accelerating together & Steering Group

Digitisation is of great importance for education. To do it well, it takes a lot of manpower, money and time. By joining forces in this field in higher education we can accelerate.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Elisabeth Minnemann

Team leader Accelerating together
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Zakia Guernina

Zone member Accelerating together
Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Tineke Zweed

Zone member Accelerating together
Open University

Theo Bastiaens

Team leader Accelerating together
Driestar Educatief

Rens Rottier

Zone member Accelerating together

The Acceleration Plan helps us prepare for "the day after tomorrow".

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Yvonne de Haan

Zone member Accelerating together

Our mission is to qualify, socialise and train students for their future professional practice and citizenship and to deliver innovations in a dynamic, globalising and complex society. We train students who can meet the challenges of the professional field and the future job market. We see a clear urgency to accelerate with the help of the Acceleration Plan.  

Radboud University

Daniël Wigboldus

Zone member Accelerating together

The biggest challenge in the Acceleration Plan is that education remains central to to digital acceleration.

Open University

Iwan Wopereis

Zone member Professional development
Tilburg University

Member Tilburg University

Zone member Learning analytics
HAN University of Applied Sciences

Tanja van Grinsven

Zone member Professional development

From agony to legal capacity. Helping lecturers with concrete tools help to use technology in education and to ensure that lecturers and students are ready for the digital society. We have to get to work on this, because technology is not waiting. I think it's great that I can contribute to this. There is a lot of positive energy in the Acceleration Plan.

Delft University of Technology

Rob Mudde

Zone member Accelerating together

Together we join forces to accelerate innovations. This is necessary for our education, for our students, and to be able to adequately address future societal challenges.

SURF

Jet de Ranitz

Member of the steering group
SURF

Yvonne Rouwhorst

Connector zone Accelerating together (interim)

In the digital transformation we face major challenges: how do we realise a future-proof learning environment, how can we safely use learning analytics and how do we keep public education accessible? The Acceleration Plan is a unique initiative to jointly address these challenges in higher education. Administrative strength is necessary in order to make that transformation a success.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Gerlien Klein

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

Sharing open and online educational resources has long been an item in higher education. Together we go through the transition in which we really need each other. Everyone thinks about it and nobody knows where it is going. Acceleration is above all, being open to the unknown, listening to each other and working with multiple stakeholders. We share more and more experiences within and between the zones, make connections and offer education the opportunity to experiment.

VU Amsterdam

Marijke Leijdekkers

Zone member Professional development

Within my institution, we want a network within which lecturers who have experience with the use of ICT and those who want to experiment with it can find each other easily. A central place has been created within the university where people can meet. We also want all educational advisers to be trained to provide tailor-made advice on the use of ICT. We want to gain experience with online environments and to experiment extensively with the use of ICT in ...

Open University

Zone member Open University

Zone member Professional development
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Zone member The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Zone member Professional development
HAN University of Applied Sciences

Marie-José Kuypers

Zone member Professional development

Accelerating educational innovation with ICT is actually a double innovation: Lecturers are able to use ICT and subsequently also innovate education. This requires an institution-wide approach from both lecturers and managers in all bodies of the organisation.

VU Amsterdam

Zone member VU Amsterdam

Zone member Professional development
VU Amsterdam

Sylvia Moes

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Zone member Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Zone member Job market connection
Leiden University

Michelle Olmstead

Zone member EdTech

Openness to ideas and entrants from outside is a characteristic of empowering and increasing innovation and entrepreneurship in ed-tech. My goals include development of a systematic framework and maturity model for innovations. It will help us empower our Universities and institutions to make meaningful investments and strategic decisions. Ed-tech provisions both from ideas within institutions and from commercialised companies can provide acceleration for academically rigorous learning environments and global competitiveness. I suggest our role to imagine the future and inspire ...

Utrecht University

Nanette Verhulst

Zone member Flexibilisation

Within new frameworks, flexible education should offer more opportunities for students to put together individual learning routes.

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Dana Uerz

Zone member Professional development

To shape learning and teaching with ICT in our institution, it is important that we can tailor, inspire and professionalise our lecturers in the right way, at the right time. The most important challenge here is to arrive at an integrated approach that not only focuses on the individual lecturer, but also considers all relevant actors and factors in the organisation (and beyond) in mutual cohesion.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Robert Bouwhuis

Zone member Flexibilisation

I want to contribute to an (inter)national ecosystem in which learning outcomes are transparent and portable, making our education more accessible.

Open University

Karel Kreijns

Zone member Evidence-informed

The challenge is to gain a critical mass of knowledge related to educational innovation with ICT in the form of portfolios, scans, toolkits, and practices. A knowledge infrastructure that does not reach this critical mass will hardly be used.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Bert-Jan Klaren

Member zone Learning analytics

I participate in the zone Learning analytics, because I see that data is only rarely used in education. In my opinion, that could use some acceleration.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Wouter Kleijheeg

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

It is great fun to contribute to activating and flexible education with digital (open) educational resources. A diversity of educational resources is already enriching our education and it will certainly become even more beautiful for students and lecturers.

University of Humanistic Studies

Rune Meerman

Zone member Professional development

The current generation of students grew up in a multimedia world. They are used to the use of IT in all kinds of daily activities. They expect the same from education. Developers in the field of IT and education offer lecturers a range of possibilities to share their expertise with students in a different way. Through my participation in the zone, I hope to contribute to a platform that opens up existing innovative educational projects for higher education in the ...

Maastricht University

Donna Carroll

Zone member Professional development

At Maastricht University I am responsible for developing a new central programme of teacher development opportunities.  In order to be an innovator in education, we aim to cultivate an open learning culture for our staff.  This means exposing them to new educational theories, (digital) tools, trends and techniques, and to the experiences of others so that they can learn from each other and to raise awareness of the broad range of possibilities for their education.  Joining the ...

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Mariëlle Taks

Zone member Job market connection

Higher education is moving, and how! We see more and more open and adaptive learning environments, in which the boundaries between inside and outside are blurred and lifelong development is better facilitated. Developments that often take shape in forms of experiments and projects. What triggers me is how we are going to use these developments to make a substantial change in the way we train and what we train for.

University of Groningen

Jan Tjeerd Groenewoud

Zone member Learning analytics

Everyone has an opinion about education. I hope that in four years' time we can say: 1) the use of learning analytics has given lecturers insight into what works and what does not work in education, 2) student counselors can provide students with guidance much better than in the past at an early stage, and 3) students get much better insight into their own study behaviour and the related study results.

Programme team (SURF)

Yvonne Florissen

Project secretary

I hope that in four years, we have achieved good results, with ICT being used to improve education for students and lecturers. For me the student is always central.

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Ton Gloudemans

Zone member EdTech

The zone EdTech contributes to a better alignment of the educational industry with current issues and new developments in education and is a prelude to the creation of sustainable partnerships. Win win!

Programme team (VH)

Jort Diekerhof

Policy advisor Association of Universities of Applied Sciences
Leiden University of Applied Sciences

Bram Enning

Zone member Learning analyticsIf, in four years' time, teachers, supervisors, educationalists and managers naturally use data in their work, because they know where to put their questions, because they know how to 'read' data, and because they have experience with proceeds from the use of data, then I am satisfied.

If, in four years' time, lecturers, supervisors, educationalists and managers naturally use data in their work, because they know where to pose their questions, because they know how to 'read' data, and because they have experience with proceeds from the use of data, then I am satisfied.

University of Amsterdam

Egbert Neels

Zone member Professional development
Programme team (SURF)

Charlotte Heystek

Communications advisor

Working for students.

Codarts University of the Arts

Roberto Barros Andrade

Zone member Flexibilisation

In 4 years' time, I want to achieve that the majority of Codarts students participate in technology enhanced learning. In addition, I wish that EduID was introduced and that these identities are supported by the majority of the institutions through a nationally operating interface and OOAPI. This makes flexibility (across institutions) only possible through validated exchange of identities and (educational) data from students. Ideal would be if DUO, VH, OCW, StudieLink, etc. accredited this workflow.

Hotelschool The Hague

Menno de Vos

Zone member Flexibilisation

A lot has been going on for years about making education more flexible. How do we offer students the opportunity to partly shape their own teaching career? For example, to be able to profile itself better, perhaps to be able to complete a study despite circumstances. Many institutions are actually giving shape to more flexible and personal education. The activities in the zone help Hotelschool The Hague in shaping the ambitions in this area.

University of Groningen

Vincent de Boer

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

Underlying didactics are important to me in the zone Digital (open) educaitonal resources. When a lecturer makes didactic choices, it must be easy to find the right educational resources and to be able to use them immediately. This prevents restrictions on educational resources from determining what a lecturer can or cannot do in his or her education.

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Peter Dekker

Zone member Professional development

As employees of this institution, we train professionals for professional practice. And at the same time we don't do much about our own development. Why not? Lack of time? Is there no development culture? Within the zone Professional development, we will use this scope to investigate and clear the barriers.

Open University

Roland Ettema

Zone member Learning analytics

Within our institution I hope to set up a central data hub that contains all data for our management reports, process mining and data science projects. All those involved in our education (management, support staff, lecturers and researchers) will benefit from the FAIR data hub set up: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Rens van der Vorst

Zone member EdTech

It is a shame that wonderful initiatives for innovation in education with IT bleed to death, because the associated company does not get its feet on the ground in educational institutions or because education is unable to experiment and embrace innovation. That must change and will be better in 4 years. One hundred new start-ups, 10 of which are viable. 100 experiments, 10 of which were scaled up more widely. That is the ambition.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Annemarie van den Broek

Member zone Professional development

Acceleration in educational innovation is very much needed in education, because we are already noticing that 'old training' is no longer sufficiently preparing students for working and living in this time. The (re)professionalisation of the lecturer is a crucial factor in this, in which a lot of time must be invested in the coming years!

Eindhoven University of Technology

Fred Gaasendam

Zone member Flexibilisation

The major - paradoxical - challenge for the Flexibilisation zone is: for education to be flexible, far-reaching standardisation is required.

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Ronald Spruit

Team leader zone Professional development

Without lecturer professionalisation, no educational development, let alone acceleration. The acceleration takes place in the own institution. The zone Professional development makes a contribution in the form of knowledge sharing, good examples and tools.

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Paul den Hertog

Team leader zone Flexibilisation

Complexity is the biggest challenge in the field of making higher education more flexible. There are various ways to implement flexible education, each of which sets different requirements for the organisation and implementation of education. We work on clarity by designing and developing 'flexible student routes', with different accents in the field of flexibility (time, pace, location and content).

Programme team (VSNU)

Josephine Verstappen

Policy advisor The Netherlands Association of Universities

The acceleration plan works on education of the future, in which we make optimal use of the new possibilities of digitisation. I like to contribute to that.

Leiden University of Applied Sciences

Robin Vos

Zone member Flexibilisation

I participate in the zone Flexibilisation, because I see that education is facing major changes and cooperation between institutions is crucial here. For this enormous transition, it is essential to learn from each other and to develop initiatives together.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Tineke Kroontje

Zone member Flexibilisation

Flexibilisation means development of flexible educational provision, standardisation of processes, but also staying one step ahead of what the prospective student or student needs to develop.

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Marcel Penners

Zone member Flexibilisation

Be ready for the future!

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Frank Vriens

Zone member Flexibilisation

Flexibilisation of higher education has been the biggest challenge in years! It requires standardisation and coordination, both within one's own institution and across institutions.

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Tom Konings

Zone member Learning analytics

Within 4 years I would like to ensure that within our institution we help staff and students to learn with the help of data. This so that a learning community is created within which staff and students can get the best out of themselves. This, on the one hand by giving employees insight into study progress and bottlenecks that impede study progress within educational programmes, so that improvement is possible. On the other hand, by responding to the needs of students, ...

Leiden University of Applied Sciences

Jacob Nouta

Zone member Professional development

My ambition to participate in the zone Facilitating professional development for lecturers is that we work across the borders of our institutions in a result-oriented way on substantiated and creative interventions that contribute to facilitating and professionalising (teams of) lecturers. Interventions that offer sufficient flexibility to deploy them within your own institution.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Fleur Prinsen

Team leader zone Evidence-informed

Educational innovators would achieve more success if they could experiment in a responsible manner, and with sufficient support.

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Richard van Iwaarden

Zone member Flexibilisation

The future of education is in the hands of students ánd lecturers.

Leiden University

Marja Verstelle

Zone member Flexibilisation
Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Lonneke Brands

Connector zone Job market connection (interim)

From a young age, I have been interested in improving education and learning. We are currently facing a major challenge. Artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are becoming more common and cause some jobs to disappear, but many new jobs are also emerging. As an educational institution, how do you ensure that you are connected to this? How do you ensure that graduates find a good place on the job market? Our zone wants to provide institutions with specific tools for ...

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Esther van der Stappen

Zone member Evidence-informed

The biggest challenge is to bring the questions from educational practice and the answers and knowledge from the research together in such a way that mutual trust and understanding increases and everyone naturally can and wants to work in a evidence-informed way.

Programme team (SURF)

Johanna de Groot

Programme manager

In 4 years I hope that great collaborations have sprouted from the acceleration teams and that they have actually led to a strengthening of education!

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Robert Schuwer

Team leader zone Digital (open) educational resources

My ambition is that we succeed in increasing the adoption of open educational resources by not approaching that adoption in isolation, but by realising it in conjunction with closed or semi-open educational resources. The starting point is the vision of lecturers and students on what constitutes good education for them.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Anne Venema

Member zone Flexibilisation

Our education must suit the different target groups of students that we serve. In four years' time I want our university of applied sciences to have a clear vision on flexibility, both part-time and full-time, and that our programs have taken steps towards flexible programs where students can make choices in terms of pace, order and where possible content.

SURF

Iris Huis in ‘t Veld

Connector zone Learning analytics

Fast technological innovation in other sectors is often about following hypes. In education we do not reason based on hypes, but values, rights and freedoms are central. Within the Acceleration Plan I enjoy working with driven and ambitious people who never forget what we are doing it for.  

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Elise Hebbink

Zone member Professional development

I find it very interesting to work with the Acceleration Plan to bundle knowledge and expertise at national and international level, so that institutions can then use this and implement innovations more efficiently.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Judith Vennix

Zone member Professional development

The biggest challenge for our zone is: It is about professionalisation of lecturers, which is followed by educational innovation. Not the other way around.

Wageningen University&Research

Matthijs Harmsen

Support for zone Flexibilisation

It is fantastic to experience how many inspiring ideas there are for making education more flexible. I am grateful that I can contribute to making this real so that students have more opportunities to further develop themselves off the beaten track.

University of Groningen

Hans Beldhuis

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

In addition to finding the best educational resources, correct use in education is also a challenge.

Radiant Lerarenopleidingen

Kees Ritmeester

Zone member Professional development

The zone Professional development encourages lecturers in Radiant teacher training to train teachers who are able to equipt children for today's dynamic, rapidly changing society.

University of Twente

Kim Schildkamp

Team leader zone Professional development

If we want to improve higher education, evidence-informed lecturer professionalisation is crucial and this cannot be done without IT.

Radboud Universiteit

Carolien Kamphuis

Zonelid Docentprofessionalisering

Het onderwijs is constant aan verandering onderhevig. Toch blijkt het vaak lastig met veranderingen in de maatschappij mee te bewegen. Digitalisering is een van deze veranderingen en biedt grote kansen voor het hoger onderwijs in Nederland. Echter, de sleutel tot kwaliteitsverbetering is de docent! Het geeft mij veel energie om samen met zoneleden, maar bovenal samen met de docenten en ondersteuners uit mijn instelling, uit te werken hoe docentprofessionalisering kan bijdragen aan het versnellen van onderwijsinnovatie met ICT.

Wageningen University&Research

Daan Jonker

Zone member EdTech

Coordinating the EdTech demand from the organisation and the supply from the outside world in such a way that they reinforce each other, that is a great challenge!

Police Acedemy

Conchita Alvarez

Zone member Professional development

I would like to see an integrated approach to educational innovation in four years. A realisation that the entire organisation is part of the innovation and must be designed in such a way.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Irene Visscher-Voerman

Zone member Flexibilisation

It is fantastic to be able to think about the education of the future, to work on educational arrangements that optimally support learning for students, lecturers and professionals.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Christine Kemmeren

Zone member Professional development

Professionalisation of lecturers (with ICT) is a continuous process and goes hand in hand with educational innovation. The big challenge? Using innovative forms of professionalisation in which knowledge from education, the job market and research are linked.

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Walda van Moorsel-Maas

Support for zone Professional development

I participate in the zone Professional development for lecturers, because I hope that it will bring an improvement in the quality of education.

Delft University of Technology

Nicole Will

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources
SURF

Janina van Hees

Connector zone Flexibilisation

Flexibilisation of the curriculum is a theme that is common to many institutions. It is about we want to shape the education of the future. If we succeed in realising a more flexible, more modular education system, this has many implications! And IT is a crucial tool to make this possible.

Police Acedemy

Ilona Slot

Zone member Flexibilisation

Police education is a meaningful adventure. Learning is daring, doing and sharing! So you have to do this as an organisation too. Joining the Acceleration Plan means that we, as an organisation, will also do what we ask our students to do, namely to go on an adventure. Giving meaning to flexibilisation requires daring (looking at others and being looked at), doing (getting started with flexibilisation) and sharing (knowledge and experiences). Together we will learn a lot!

Radboud University

Bea Edlinger

Member zone Evidence-informed

In 4 years I would like to have evidence-informed educational innovation with, but also without, ICT more embedded within our organisation, in the newly to be established Teaching and Learning Center.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Franz Barkhuijsen

Zone member Job market connection

I see it as an honor / learning opportunity / challenge to participate in the zone Job market connection. It is a challenge for the zone to get a good overview of everything and to extract something beautiful from it. Within my own institution, it would be nice if we used the zone to improve the connection to the job market and quality within education.

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Lucie Lolkema

Zone member Flexibilisation

We are still at the start of the development towards personalised education. There is no blueprint for how to do it, we are all looking for what works. It is therefore very nice to be able to coordinate this with colleagues from outside the institution. I think it brings us together and strengthens us.

Maastricht University

Perry Heymann

Zone member Job market connection

Student Employability and connection to the job market is one of the strategic spearheads of Maastricht University. Within the zone Job market connection we are working on the challenge of how we can accelerate the impact of digitisation on higher education in relation to the competence requirements for students and how we can connect knowledge in the job market with knowledge in the scientific field.

Avans University of Applied Sciences / SURF

Marian Kat-de Jong

Connector zone Professional development

Lecturers are the pillars of every educational innovation. They are the ones who must have the knowledge and the opportunities to make their education more attractive, effective and efficient with the help of the possibilities of ICT.

Maastricht University

Bibi Linssen

Zone member Job market connection

The biggest challenge will be to make the acceleration sustainable in a new way of looking at education and the job market.

VU Amsterdam

Luuk Terbeek

Zone member Evidence-informed

The application of (effective forms of) blended learning is becoming increasingly prominent in many higher education institutions. With the use of blended learning, educational institutions want to actively involve their students in their study process. An important role is of course reserved for lecturers who, with the advent of user-friendly technology, have unprecedented, but often unknown, opportunities to improve their subjects.

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Zone member Breda University of Applied Sciences

Zone member Flexibilisation
Wageningen University&Research

Ulrike Wild

Team leader zone Flexibilisation

Flexibilisation is THE challenge to make our system future-proof!

VU Amsterdam

Theo Bakker

Team leader zone Learning analytics

My motivation to participate in the Acceleration Plan is the incredible potential that learning analytics can have for the success of our students.

SURF

Lieke Rensink

Connector zone Digital (open) educational resources

By working together with institutions, we can really take steps in the field of digital (open) educational resources! It is a search for the optimal mix of educational resources, with a focus on what lecturers need. We are going to make a difference there!

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Jornt de Vries

Zone member Evidence-informed

Hanze University of Applied Sciences would like to do research into the effects of educational innovation on study success and study pleasure. By sharing knowledge and building a network within educational innovation and ICT, but also by sharing research results and conducting joint research. Investing in this subject at Hanze University op Applied Sciences includes facilitating lecturers for educational innovation and realising a research environment and research data.

SURF

Christien Bok

Connector zone Accelerating together

It would be great if we could realise real transitions in education - owing it partly to administrative commitment. Imagine that we have one eduID in 4 years! Technically it is possible, but do we get everyone on the same oage? We will try to do this in this zone.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Jan van Riesen

Zone member Learning analytics

The biggest challenge of the zone Learning analytics is to compile a solid and coherent portfolio of results, with which other educational institutions are assisted and / or inspired in managing the use of the potential of learning analytics. I am convinced that the targeted use of the potential of learning analytics can make a substantial contribution to better supporting the motivated completion of a student's learning and development path.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Haye Jukema

Zone member Evidence-informed

Hanze University of Applied Sciences would like to do research into the effects of educational innovation (with ICT) on study success and study pleasure. By sharing knowledge and building a network within educational innovation and ICT, but also by sharing research results and conducting joint research.

Maastricht University

Gaby Lutgens

Zone member Digital (open) educational resources

Despite the growing amount of educational resources that we all produce and 'throw on the internet', we are still unable to offer good infrastructure and guidelines to optimally share and use these in education. For me, the challenge lies in contributing to how libraries can take on their role in guaranteeing and relieving themselves in creating, sharing and reusing materials, specifically for students and lecturers.

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Elsbeth Vonkeman

Zone member Flexibilisation

My ideal is for educational institutions to organise the processes of the organisation in a student-driven way. The educational process between students and lecturers must be explicitly central to the management of the institution. And because no student is the same, no student has similar needs. Lifelong development only brings more diversity in the student population. We must make processes within education institutions highly flexible, so that students and lecturers can continue to organise the educational process according to their ...

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Bert Bredeweg

Member zone EdTech

It is an enormous challenge to effectively land a varied and dynamic pallet of valuable educational software in knowledge institutions. The EdTech acceleration zone points the way, so that educators themselves will continue to undertake innovation with ICT, while the added value of the available offer is increasingly given evidence-informed substantiation.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Wilco te Winkel

Zone member Learning analytics

The biggest challenge in my zone is the hype around the subject.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

David Otten

Zone member Job market connection

The challenge is to prepare students today for a future that is already changing tomorrow.

Programme team

Yvonne Florissen, Jort Diekerhof, Johanna de Groot, Josephine Verstappen, Charlotte Heystek, Klaas Timmerman

Editors