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Zone 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? Aspects that are important are, for example, types of educational data, data quality, reliability of analyses, privacy and ethics, security, personnel preconditions, organisational support, applicable insights and target groups, and (national) scientific research.

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Theo Bakker

Team leader Theo talks about the plans of his zone for 2020.

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How are things with... the national framework for learning analytics

18 May 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics Iris Huis in 't Veld

In a previous blog, we talked about the start of the national framework for learning analytics from the zone Learning analytics, about the privacy-friendly and ...

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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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Interview: Irene van der Staaij, author of the Statistical Manual Learning Analytics

15 February 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics Editors

On Friday February 14th, the zone Secure and reliable use of learning analytics has launched the Statistical Manual Learning Analytics at SURF in Utrecht. We ...

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Start national Code of Practice Learning Analytics

27 January 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics Iris Huis in 't Veld

It is 2020, which means that the zone Secure and reliable use of learning analytics will start organising the development of a national Code of Practice ...

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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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Action plan 2019 zone Learning analytics

Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

The zone 'Secure and reliable use of learning analytics' works on the preconditions for analysing ...

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Interview

"Let students know you're there for them"'

30 September 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Everything offline for a week. To be able to offer fully online education after that week. From content, didactics to assessments. And that succeeded, says ...

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Interview

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

2 September 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

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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Interview

"Yet another course? There are more options for professional development for teachers."

9 September 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Two online magazines, a very extensive helpdesk: these were the first steps at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences to facilitate teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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News

Action Plans for 2020

4 March 2020 Acceleration Plan

In January, the team leaders presented the action plans for their zones for 2020 to the steering group. Below you will find a summary and a ...

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Blog

COVID-19 crisis culture shock

13 May 2020 Better connection to the job market

It was 2018. A call for action. Digitisation is everywhere, but higher education is too slow. Accelerate? Yes of course! That is why we all ...

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Interview

Dinner is ready!

15 June 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Conchita Alvarez, senior advisor at the Dutch Police Academy, was delighted when she'd bought her first microwave. You were able to do so much with ...

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Column

Disruptive learning

24 September 2020 Accelerating together

Six months ago, the campuses of Dutch universities and colleges closed their physical doors. Our crisis management teams were prepared for many scenarios, but not ...

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Evidence-informed educational innovation

7 October 2019 Evidence-informed educational innovation with ICT

This weekend was the Weekend of Science. Fleur Prinsen, leader of the zone Evidence-informed Educational innovation with ICT, explains why evidence-informed innovation in education is ...

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How are things with... the national framework for learning analytics

18 May 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

In a previous blog, we talked about the start of the national framework for learning analytics from the zone Learning analytics, about the privacy-friendly and ...

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Blog

How do you support lecturers in quickly switching to online education?

31 March 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

On March 12, it suddenly happened. All universities of applied sciences and research universities decided to close their physical doors, but their online doors remain open. ...

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Interview

Interview Eline van Hove & Roos van Leeuwen: Involve students and 'break things'

22 June 2020 Acceleration Plan

Their year on the board of student associations LSVb and ISO is almost over for Roos van Leeuwen (LSVb) and Eline van Hove (ISO). This ...

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Interview

Interview Erwin Bleumink: Together from idea to change

29 June 2020 Acceleration Plan

Erwin Bleumink is a member of the Acceleration Plan steering group on behalf of SURF. He has been involved from the beginning in the developments ...

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Interview

Interview series: Carolien Kamphuis

16 October 2019 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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Interview

Interview series: Lonneke Brands

18 October 2019 Better connection to the job market

To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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Interview series: Lucie Lolkema

14 October 2019 Making education more flexible

To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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Interview series: Luuk Terbeek

15 October 2019 Evidence-informed educational innovation with ICT

To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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Interview series: Nicole Will & Michiel de Jong

17 October 2019 Making education more flexible

To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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Interview

Interview: Irene van der Staaij, author of the Statistical Manual Learning Analytics

15 February 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

On Friday February 14th, the zone Secure and reliable use of learning analytics has launched the Statistical Manual Learning Analytics at SURF in Utrecht. We ...

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Interview

Looking back at 2019: Zone Job market education

1 April 2020 Better connection to the job market

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

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Interview

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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Interview

Looking back on 2019: The zone Digital educational resources

11 March 2020 Towards digital (open) educational resources

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

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Interview

Looking back on 2019: The zone EdTech

27 March 2020 Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech

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

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Interview

Looking back on 2019: The zone Flexible education

30 March 2020 Making education more flexible

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

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Interview

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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Interview

Looking back on 2019: The zone Professional development

4 March 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

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

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News

Meeting apart together

11 May 2020 Acceleration Plan

In November 2019, we met with all members of the Acceleration Plan for the very first time. 24 hours, or actually two days, the event lasted. Two ...

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Minister visits the Acceleration Plan

6 February 2020 Acceleration Plan

On Monday February 3rd, Minister of Education Van Engelshoven visited the zones Better connection to the job market and Facilitating professional development for lecturers of ...

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Interview

Networks are worth their weight in gold

23 September 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

The news that the institutions were to be closed didn't come like a surprise to anyway. Not at least to Peter Dekker. He and his ...

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News

New team leader zone EdTech

18 November 2019 Better connection to the job market

With the departure of Timo Kos to Saxion University of Applied Sciences, where he will start as member of the Executive Board, the Steering Group ...

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News

New team leader zone Job market connection

18 December 2019 Better connection to the job market

Earlier this year, we unfortunately had to say goodbye to Ellen van den Berg as leader of the zone Job market connection due to personal ...

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News

New website for the Acceleration Plan

1 October 2019 Acceleration Plan

Welcome to the new website of the Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with ICT! This is our brand new website, dedicated to the Acceleration Plan. ...

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News

Online Education Community: first two weeks

30 March 2020 Acceleration Plan

The Corona crisis has lead to a great and immediate call for expertise and facilities in the field of online education. This has brought the ...

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News

Online education, a profession in its own right

29 May 2020 Acceleration Plan

On Monday 25 May, the ComeniusNetwerk and ISO (Dutch National Student Association), in collaboration with SURF, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and the ...

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Online education: Quality and sustainability?!

9 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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News

Online working visit Minister Van Engelshoven

16 April 2020 Acceleration Plan

On Tuesday 7 April, Minister Van Engelshoven paid her first digital working visit ever, to the ComeniusNetwork, SURF and the Acceleration Plan. The visit was prompted ...

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Open educational resources in the optimal mix

10 March 2020 Towards digital (open) educational resources

This week is Open Education Week. Robert Schuwer, Lector Open Educational Resources at Fontys University of Applied Sciences and team leader of the zone Digital (...

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Blog

Radiant Teachers' Day

2 July 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

The Radiant Teachers' Day took place on Wednesday 20 May. Radiant Teacher Training is a partnership of 9 universities of applied sciences with teacher training programmes in ...

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Interview

Remain critical and vigilant in the use of IT

21 October 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Since the COVID-19 crisis, cold feet are a thing of the past when it comes to online education. Meanwhile, the emphasis has shifted to hybrid ...

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Blog

Responsible use of learning analytics by the sector

6 April 2020 Accelerating together

On February 5, the third meeting of the zone Accelerating Together took place. This time the meeting was centered around the theme of learning analytics. During ...

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News

Round table discussion with Second Chamber Committee: Digitalisation in higher education

27 November 2019 Acceleration Plan

Last week, Ulrike Wild (leader of the zone Flexibilisation), Theo Bakker (leader of the zone Learning analytics), Rens van der Vorst (member of the zone ...

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Interview

Searching for a smart form of blended learning

7 October 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Why not deal creatively with the challenges of the coronacrisis? That was the approach of Kees Ritmeester, innovation program manager at Driestar educational in Gouda. ...

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Shifting down

30 April 2020 Making education more flexible

The first digital meeting of the Flexible education zone took place on 17 April. In the midst of a pandemic, the team explored what COVID-19 does ...

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Blog

Start national Code of Practice Learning Analytics

27 January 2020 Secure and reliable use of learning analytics

It is 2020, which means that the zone Secure and reliable use of learning analytics will start organising the development of a national Code of Practice ...

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News

Startups EdTech Validation programme announced!

25 September 2020 Acceleration of educational innovation with EdTech

On 15 September, during a Get in the Ring event, the participants were selected for the EdTech Validation Lab 2020. A program of 10 weeks in which startups ...

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News

Student Mobility pilot

19 May 2020 Making education more flexible

Students must be able to register for courses at other institutions at the click of a button. That is one of the ambitions of the ...

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Blog

Student session on flexible education

11 July 2019 Making education more flexible

On 13 May 2019, 15 students took part in the feedback session organised by SURF and the acceleration zone Making education more flexible. The theme of the session ...

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News

Summer reading list

9 July 2020 Acceleration Plan

The 2019-2020 academic year was the first full academic year for the Acceleration Plan. It was an eventful and busy year for us, not just ...

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News

The Edyssee: a journey from Finland to Singapore

14 May 2020 Acceleration Plan

In November 2019, we met with all members of the Acceleration Plan for the very first time. 24 hours, or actually two days, the event lasted. Two ...

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Profile

The people of the Acceleration Plan: Jet de Ranitz

1 September 2020 Acceleration Plan

Every week we introduce a different Acceleration Plan member to you. This week: Jet de Ranitz, CEO of SURF and member of the steering committee ...

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Profile

The people of the Acceleration Plan: Marian Kat-de Jong

8 October 2019 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Every week we introduce a different member of the Acceleration Plan to you. This week: Marian Kat-de Jong, connector of the Professoinal development zone.  

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Profile

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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Blog

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 SURF Education Days through the eyes of a student

8 November 2019 Acceleration Plan

As a student in the university council, having the opportunity to talk to people from the educational world is a great opportunity. Therefore, my visit ...

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Interview

Time to take stock

14 October 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Going all out: the VU Amsterdam was fully aware of this when the COVID-19 crisis broke out. Numerous initiatives sprang up like mushrooms. But there ...

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Blog

Tips for online didactics

18 June 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Many lecturers in higher education have experienced for themselves it's not easy to teach online. Certainly not when forced by the pressure of a pandemic ...

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News

Towards a suitable model for digital educational resources

11 June 2020 Accelerating together

Developing at a suitable model for digital educational resources is the ambition of the Accelerating Together zone, and they need your help to get there. ...

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Blog

We are the oil

10 February 2020 Facilitating professional development for lecturers

Higher education can still use some oil or another lubricant to get moving in the field of educational innovation with IT. Things are squeaking quite ...

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News

Webinars from the Community Online Education

28 April 2020 Acceleration Plan

Since the start of the Community Online Education the SURF communities site, we have been organising a webinar every week on a topic within online ...

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