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Society/business Center for Information Technology Educational Support and Innovation


General contact information

Secretariat CIT/ESI

Phone number: 050 363 9200

Visiting address

Mercator building, Zernike Campus (5415)
Landleven 1
9747 AD Groningen, the Netherlands

Domain manager

Louwarnoud van der Duim


Educational Support and Innovation consists of five different teams, each with its own expertise. Below are the different teams, their staff, and information about how to get in touch with them.

Team Assessment Support

Team Assessment Support assists with the (digital) testing process. We do this by contributing to the development of testing, by providing support and advice to teachers, course coordinators, and educational staff about (digital) exams and testing formats. We also offer training with which we ensure that the testing process is further optimized.


Team Educational Design and Development

Team Educational Design and Development supports teachers, faculty boards, support staff and others in education as educational advisors. We support the (re-)design of curriculums (minors and programs), individual courses, assessement, moocs and use of video in teaching. We do this in line with the UG educational strategy, pedagogical principles and didactic approaches. We provide workshops on Blended Active Learning. We guide and facilitate educational innovations including AI, Analytics for Teaching and Learning and Active Learning Classrooms. 


Zernike Campus
Mercator building part 5415, ground floor, rooms 0093 and 0091


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From left to right, top row: Jellina, Jan Tjeerd, Angelos & Tom, bottom row: Iain, Hans & Wytze
Team Educational Institutional Research

Our Goal

Team Educational Institutional Research contributes to improving the quality of education. We do this by providing policy makers and educational professionals with relevant educational information through reports and analyses.


Zernike Campus
Mercator building, part 5415
First floor (rooms 0183 and 0185)


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Team EIR, from left to right: Carlien, Irene, Jan Folkert, Esther, Rob, Jasper and Klaas
Team Educational Staff Development

The Educational Staff Development team enables current lecturers and other university staff to improve their teaching-related skills via workshops, courses, instructional coaching and other tailored activities. Additionally, we offer coaching and training for the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), Senior Teaching Qualification (STQ), and Educational Leadership programmes. Our target groups include individual teachers and PhD students, faculties, and departments.

Our Goal

Developing and maintaining a Continuous Professional Development portfolio for all University of Groningen teachers in order to improve educational quality.


Zernike Campus
Mercator building part 5415
Ground floor (rooms 0083, 0085, 0087 and 0089)

Team ICT for Education

The ICT for Education team is responsible for managing, supporting and developing 12 education services:

  • Brightspace: Electronic learning environment
  • Ocasys: Course Catalogue
  • Digital Testing (Brightspace, Aletta Jacobshal
  • Video in Education: Kaltura, Poly Studio
  • Progress, Stuf!: Student Information Systems
  • Syllabus: Timetables
  • Blue: Module Evaluations
  • Career ConNEXT: Career Services
  • Raiser's Edge: Alumni Information System
  • PLAN: Educational allocation

Within these services, about sixteen applications were built by the scrum team itself.

Also within the ICT for Education team is the EDU support team, the support helpdesk for all of the above mentioned services.

Team Members

  • Allard Naber
  • Bart van 't Ende
  • Bas Wiebing
  • Boudewijn van Dellen
  • Bouke de Jager
  • Ferry Helweg
  • Inge Pot
  • Jorrit Praamstra
  • Josien de Boer
  • Lauren Westberg
  • Lotte Oostebrink
  • Max Lelikalis
  • Peter Fokkinga
  • Reinard van Dalen (team lead)
  • Stijn van Crombrugge
  • Tom Meijer
  • Vera Hommes
  • Yasmin de Groot
  • Yuri Meiburg

EDU Support

EDU Support is the University of Groningen's web platform with the most comprehensive information on education and ICT. Here you will find more details about using Brightspace and other educational tools, didactic inspiration, and support options.

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