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Digitisation in education

May 18 13:00 - 14:45 @
Grote Zaal

Language: Dutch.

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In the upcoming years, much will change regarding the use of digital tools in education. The choices we make today about which tools to deploy in the classroom are important. Not only because not all digital learning methods and tools are of sufficient quality, but also because the providers of this software do not always have the same interests as the school. 

The session Digitisation in Education is therefore mainly about how we can best make these choices. What do we think is important? And who decides? With a team of five experts who are all involved in different ways in the digitisation battle in the education sector, we address this topic in four blocks: 

At the beginning of the session, we introduce the participants and together with the audience we'll discuss a number of statements about relevant themes within the digitisation battle in education. 

Public Values and Digitisation 
Private companies do not have the same interests as public organisations in education. Also, many educational institutions do not always have enough relevant knowledge about how certain digital learning systems work and the consequences of implementing them. In this part of the session, we will discuss how the digitisation of education can be further deployed with public values as a starting point. 

Digitisation Impulse Education (SURF)

The National Growth Fund recently awarded the Digitisation Impulse Education programme with the full requested amount of 560 million euros. In particular, this programme focuses on setting up an accessible knowledge infrastructure between educational institutions in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitisation. Christien Bok, Innovation Manager ICT & Education at SURF, will talk about the plans for the first phase of the programme. Afterwards there will be time for questions. 

Ethics Compass Case Study

Kennisnet developed the Ethics Compass as a support tool for ethical questions about education and digitisation. During the final part of the session, participants will shortly go through the step-by-step plan of this method using a ficticious case study. This will give them a concrete example of how (digital) change can be discussed in a structured and healthy way.