Pre-Conference Workshop M1
Creating an Interoperable International Digital Ecosystem for Education
Date Wednesday, Nov 23 Time – Room Check Price: free of charge Status: fully booked
Innovation Manager of Education, SURF
Christien Bok is Innovation manager education at SURF. She aims to support collaboration between higher education institutions in the field of IT innovation in order to improve student success and the quality of education. She is an advocate for the protection of public values in education and research. She is convinced that international agreements on standards and architecture are a key to organizing education efficiently and flexibly, nationally and across borders. Christien designed various national innovation programs, including the Acceleration Plan (16M) and the Digitization Impulse for Education (600M). Christien studied Dutch literature at Utrecht University. She worked for the Dutch Foundation for Literature and at The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). At NWO she was responsible for a research program in which IT researchers and heritage managers worked together to make heritage available digitally.
Adviser International Education, SURF, Netherlands
Evelien Renders facilitates international collaboration in higher education at SURF, the cooperative organisation for IT in Dutch education and research. Complex processes, manageable data, and interoperability between systems make her happy. She keeps track of international developments in student mobility and other logistical processes. In doing so, she contributes to flexible and agile education, both in the Netherlands and abroad. With a commitment to public values and open standards, Evelien advocates for communication, trust, and collaboration between IT stakeholders in higher education.
Digitalisation is having an increasing impact on education. COVID-19 is an accelerator of the digital transition of education. Digitisation will contribute to increasing the quality of education and the possibility of greater flexibility in the curriculum. Flexibility opens the doors to, for example greater (international) student mobility.
This pre-conferece workshop will focus on the opportunities as well as on the risks of interoperability in education. It takes place within the frame of the European Digital Education Hub (EDEH - https://education.ec.europa.eu/focus-topics/digital-education/action-pl…), which was publicly launched by the European Commission in June 2022 and offers various opportunities for community members to get actively involved. This community workshop is an example of activities within the Hub.
This pre-conference workshop is organized the day after an EDEH community gathering will take place. A maximum of 15 OEB participants will be able to attend this workshop and will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis. The workshop will build on the discussions of the previous day and participants will reflect together on the overall topic.
The goal of the workshop is to create a concrete blueprint for further progress on the topic of educational interoperability.
- Reflection on the opportunities and risks of interoperability in education.
- Networking of stakeholders at European level.
- A blueprint for further work on the topic of interoperability.
- 09:00-09:30 Welcome
- 09:30-10:00 Community members of the European Digital Education Hub present the results of their internal workshop taking place on the preceding day
- 10:00-11:15 Discussion of the results; overview of the state-of-affairs of education systems in Europe and their (lack of) interoperability, plus areas where we see potential for improvement.
- 11:15-11:45 Coffee break
- 11:45-13:00 Next steps: blueprint for a way forward; what is needed and who are the main actors who can make this happen?
Participants from all sectors are welcome to attend the community workshop, but it is likely that the workshop is more interesting for those active in Higher Education. Participants should have a specific interest in the topic and ideally a direct link between the workshop topic and their profession. Those who are involved in European University Alliances may be particularly interested in participating in this workshop.