Sometimes you hear or read about another perspective on a scientific problem, on a didactic approach, on a technical problem or on a political issue, of which you think ‘I’ve never looked at it like that before, but there’s something in it’. It makes you doubt. Do I have to make up another mind?

In this new section NT&L gives the floor to a teacher, a student, someone from the supporting staff, a program director, whoever, as long as the issue at hand touches on education (at the VU). All we ask is a surprising look, a different view, an eye opener.

Every month a different person will address an intriguing issue. Would you like to make a contribution? Please contact

Review VU Education Day 2021: VUture proof education - where do online and campus meet?

This was it. Our first online VU Education Day on 18 February, organized by SOZ (Marrij Zeeman and the VU Education Lab). After months of brainstorming with the Academic Committee, consisting of Sylvia Vink, Gonneke Willemsen, Jacqueline van Muijlwijk-Koezen, Silvester Draaijer and Gerhard van de Bunt, an ambitious programme was put together. The day kicked […]
February 26, 2021
Mavis Hegeman

Open Education Week: Activities in the Netherlands

‘From Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5, the Open Education Week will take place. The week is entirely dedicated to open education and open educational resources. The latest developments worldwide will be shared. Interested? Continue reading!’ Explore the different activities (by clicking on the dates below): 1 maart: In gesprek over open onderwijs! Volg […]
February 16, 2021
Mawuena Evans

CSL Newsletter February 2021

New CSL theme; Inclusive mobility and accessibility In today’s society, a disability or a chronic illness can too often lead to marginalization. This happens due to the lack of accessible public spaces, buildings, transport and information and communication facilities. Within the CSL theme inclusive mobility and accessibility we strive – by doing innovative interdisciplinary research – to improve […]
February 4, 2021
Mawuena Evans

Discover Your VUture – now available in English

Good news for international first-year students: the online study reflection game of the VU Education Lab, Discover Your VUture, is now also available in English. In September 2020, Discover Your VUture was already delivered VU-wide for Dutch-speaking first-year bachelor’s students, and now the game can be used within every bachelor programme of VU Amsterdam (Dutch-speaking […]
February 1, 2021
Mawuena Evans

Lightboard in Pop-up studio VU Education Lab

As a teacher, you can already visit the VU Education Lab Pop-up studio to make video clips that look  professional. From now on, you can also make clips in which you write on a so-called lightboard. A lightboard is a transparent screen on which you write with fluorescent markers. It is particularly suitable to create video clips for […]
January 27, 2021
Mawuena Evans

Pop-up studie VU Education Lab

Engage your students with a professional looking video! The pop-up studio is a room in the NU building with a green screen, good lighting, and good sound. Student-assistants of the VU Education Lab will assist you in making it all happen. They help you in making a script, film the video and do some simple […]
January 27, 2021
Mawuena Evans