National events on education innovation

Published on 29 Sep 2021

The possibilities IT offers are growing at an unprecedented rate. This has major consequences for how people live, work and learn.


Also within Maastricht University we invest in this topic. Think about the website Online education at UM that was launched to offer a ‘one stop shop’  when all education shifted to online in March 2020. The quickly installed taskforce, combining forces from the faculties, university library and EDLAB, used the momentum to continue the collaboration which resulted in the EDvance program. And of course, we share experiences with other HE institutes. Via networks, taskforces and collaborative projects. Two main players in this country (SURF and the Accelaration Plan) are organising events which do’s and dont’s are shared with teaching staff.

Acceleration Plan: creating opportunities for higher education

The Acceleration Plan recognises that digitisation offers great opportunities for higher education in the Netherlands and that it can contribute to the quality of education. The Acceleration Plan marks the step that Dutch universities, colleges and SURF are taking together to join forces and realise ambitions at an accelerated pace. Maastricht University is also represented in several ‘zones’.


image on SURF education daysVisit the SURF Education Days 2021 and save the dates (30 May, 31 May, and 1 June 2022) of the EPIC conference.

EPIC is the event on digital transformation in higher education. For three days, educational pioneers and innovators will come together to share knowledge on and experiences with educational innovation with technology.  




Call for action: for those who used the SURF ‘Vraagbaak online onderwijs’ (mainly in Dutch) are invited to share their feedback.

Author: Library Education Support | Open & Online


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