2 Oct 13:30
- 17:00

Think Tank IDS and EDLAB

Data science is a growing and promising discipline that has impacted various domains, including higher education. In an effort to empower more data-driven thinking and to innovate education by using data science tools to help educators and students, we are excited to announce a first Thinktank to explore opportunities for innovations for education driven by data science. 

The goal of this meeting is for educators across the university and IDS colleagues to introduce themselves and brainstorm on innovations for education driven by data science. 

We would like each of you to actively participate in this meeting by preparing 1 PPT-slide to briefly introduce yourself, your interests, and previous relevant education projects. 

In addition, we would like you to think beforehand about possible innovations for education. 


Deadline PPT-slide:

Please upload your PPT-slide in this Google Drive Folder [link], and name them as “your-last-name_name-of-your-institute” (e.g. janssen_fasos) by Thursday 26 September 2019.

Based on the outcomes of this exploratory meeting, we will plan a follow-up meeting.


We are looking forward to an inspiring meeting!


13:30 Walk-in & Welcome (Coffee, Tea & Vlaai
14:00 Session I: Welcome & Introduction - EDLab & IDS
14:30 Session II: Innovation in Education - Pitches
15:15 Network Break (Coffee & Tea, Vlaai)

Session III: Breakout Sessions

  • Co-teaching & Interdisciplinarity
  • FAIR Material
  • Feedback Loop During Course
  • Digitalization in All Professions: How to Prepare Students?
  • Session-dependent
16:30 Session IV: Results of the Breakout Sessions
16:55 Closing Remarks
17:00 End of Meeting



  • Donna Carroll
  • Veerle Heslenfeld


  • Lianne Ippel
  • Lisette Bongers
  • Birgit Wouters