SURFing New Waves: Dutch HE Shares and Gains, Working Together on Innovation


What factors led to successful innovations in Dutch higher education (HE)? Are The Netherlands doing a better job integrating ICT possibilities and educational challenges? An evaluation of results, benefits, and lessons learned will provide an introduction to the SURF Education approach. SURF Education is a government-sponsored national collaborative organization in which all HE institutes in the Netherlands participate to improve the pace of innovation. Experiments with and implementations of new ways of education, as well as applied research, are funded on the condition of collaboration, knowledge sharing, professional management, and a structured dissemination approach.

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