Developments in Educational Technology (EdTech) have been major accelerators of innovation in education over the past few decades. Research universities and universities of applied sciences are actively shaping their digital transformation, though each is doing so in its own way and at its own pace. Educational institutions are complex purchasing organisations. This causes high entry costs for new EdTech providers that wish to enter this market and high development costs for established EdTech companies and high costs and failure rates for institutions experimenting with new EdTech products and services. The working group EdTech for educational innovation is working to remove some of these obstacles.
The working group works to enable institutions within higher education to make room for educational innovation with EdTech, thus contributing to a stronger innovation culture. The working group wishes to contribute to institutions being better equipped to utilise the benefits of technology so Dutch (and European) EdTech companies can continue to innovate for the benefit of education. The working group will focus its efforts work on three major projects in 2022:
Since the summer of 2021, the working group has been working on building an active EdTech Community. This community consists of people from higher education and EdTech suppliers. The importance of the community is crystal clear: to make cooperation between institutions, and between institutions and EdTech companies, more effective. With the community, the working group wants to stimulate exchange, inspiration, and boost the content of the goals. The main goal is to better connect EdTech companies to the needs and expectations of the educational sector. Would you like to participate in the EdTech Community? Take a look at our invitation to join the community.
Dutch EdTech companies are capable of offering real solutions that deserve to be considered by higher education. Unfortunately, educational institutions
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If you have any questions about the EdTech working group, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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