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Opening Week VU-CTL: Wednesday 20 September

🤖 Wednesday 20 September's theme is: ‘Connecting you to technological advancements in education and how to make the most of the technology available’.

Technology offers great opportunities for education! Attend the special interest group on digital testing, join the Hackathon or get inspired by Paul Iske's keynote on Brilliant Failures. View the detailed programme below.

Programme Wednesday 20 September

  • 07:00 - 14:00 VU Innovation AI Hackathon (starts on Tuesday)

    🚀 Join the VU Innovation AI Hackathon on Sept. 19 and 20! As a student, what do you think should be done differently at VU? As a teacher, how do you think you can improve education? Grab your chance to shape and present your solution. Everyone is welcome, so sign up!

    The theme of the opening week of VU-CTL is Connecting through education. On Wednesday we focus on Technology as partner, which is why the VU Innovation AI is hosting the Hackathon on September 19 and 20.

    For 24 hours, you and your team will take on the challenge of solving a VU problem using AI. You can immediately use the prize for the winning team to further develop your initiative.

    The race against the clock starts on September 19 at noon. You and your team will have until midnight to develop and perfect your solution. The next morning you can finish your initiative from 7:00 to 12:00 before presenting your idea to the jury.

    Grab this opportunity and make a difference during the VU Innovation AI Hackathon. We are curious to see what you have in store! 🚀💡👩‍💻👨‍💻

    Time: 07:00 - 14:00 (Starts on Tuesday)
    Place: VU 02A45 NU, 02A53 NU, 02A06 NU

  • 9:30 - 13:30: SURF SIG Digital Testing theme meeting and lunch

    SURF SIG Digital Testing theme meeting: secure testing for the future
    VU-CTL has been one of the driving forces of the SURF Special Interest Group Digital Testing for many years. On this day, VU-CTL is proud to host one of the theme meetings: Secure Testing for the Future. In this meeting where up to 50 people from the Netherlands may participate, new methods to administer tests with BYOD and application software such as Excel, SPSS etc. will be discussed.

    Please note that you cannot register for this event through the regular CTL opening week registration form; this is done through SURF.

    Time: 9.30 - 13.30 uur
    Place: VU 1B05, Education Lab NU 1A.25

  • 14:00 - 15:00: Keynote: Brilliant failures by Paul Iske

    Working together, Failing together, Learning together 

    In his presentation, Paul Iske will introduce the Institute of Brilliant Failures to stress the importance of (joint) experiments and the need to accept risk. Paul states that we should learn from experiences with projects that didn’t produce the results people were aiming for. Especially in the research world, failing is not only inevitable, but also an essential learning process. But are we allowed to fail? Do we experience and contribute to the required psychological safety that is necessary to take risks and accept different outcomes than expected? And what is the impact of culture on how we deal with failure? Where everyone agrees that we should learn from our failures, no one tells us how to do this. The Institute of Brilliant Failures has developed a method and some tools to extract the lessons learned and make it possible to use them at another moment, at another place. By doing so, we are able to develop ‘Failure Intelligence’. 

    A short bio:  

    Paul Iske is Visiting Professor Knowledge-driven Innovation at the Department of Information Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Paul is founder and CFO (Chief Failure Officer) of the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ (, with the mission to highlight the importance of experimentation to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation. Paul is Chairman of the Dutch Personalised Healthcare Catalyst Foundation (, where he aims to accelerate the transition towards personalized, data-driven healthcare. He is an international author, consultant and speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and creativity. He spent 18 years as Chief Dialogues Officer, Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management at ABN AMRO Bank. Before that, he finished his PhD in Theoretical Physics and fulfilled a number of jobs in Strategy and R&D at Shell.

    Time: 14.00 - 15.00
    Place: VU 1B05 NU 

Opening Week VU-CTL: Connecting through Education

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