Lecturers as the center of educational innovation
Making optimal use of the possibilities of IT in higher education requires new knowledge and skills from the most important group that determines the quality of education: the lecturers. It requires a balance between people on the one hand and technology on the other. It is also important that the professional development of lecturers is embedded in all layers of the organisation. The Facilitating professional development for lecturers zone works towards a way in which institutions can check to what extent they effectively facilitate the professional development of their lecturers regarding educational innovation with IT. Institutions can then start working on improving this, based on a collection of effective professional development strategies. Actual acceleration takes place within the institutions.
The purpose of the zone is: all higher education programmes offer lecturers the opportunity to use IT in education so that it leads to an acceleration of educational innovation and thus an improvement in the quality of education. Although our zone focuses on lecturers, the work of the zone must ultimately also affect students. Students benefit from lecturers who improve the quality of their education. Within the zone, we see various opportunities to accelerate the facilitation of professional development for lecturers, both bottom-up and top-down. Therefore, we are working on several themes. In this action plan, we explain what we worked on in 2020, and what the goals and plans are for 2021 and beyond. Our plan is ambitious, but also concrete. We prefer to set the bar high.
Below you find the summary of the action plan of the zone. Do you wish to read the entire action plan? Send an e-mail to email@example.com.