Sara Geven (UvA): On track: a scientifically-informed ability tracking procedure to enhance equal learning opportunities
Students in the Netherlands are allocated to different educational tracks at the age of twelve based on their teacher’s recommendation. Studies show students from disadvantaged backgrounds receive less ambitious track recommendations. Even within the same school, teachers use different tracking criteria and vary in the interpretation of tracking procedures. This means that a student’s track recommendation really depends on their teacher. For this reason, schools in Amsterdam and the UvA have started an innovative collaboration between science and practice. Working towards an scientifically informed track recommendation procedure that helps to maximize the learning potential of all students.
Pepijn van Rutten and Edcel Salumbides (VU): Respira: a laughing gas breath sensor to reduce accidents on the road Traffic accidents caused by driving under the influence of laughing gas have increased more than ten-fold in the past few years. This leads to more than 100 severe injuries and sadly, more than 20 deaths in […]
Youssef El Bouhassani (HvA): Modular content as a necessary condition for unlocking the potential of algorithms in personalised education The promise of AI to reduce the workload of teachers and create equal opportunities for students is not here yet. The methodology and tools to create modular content, allows both teachers and algorithms to provide personalized […]
Matteo Mazzanti (UvA): Novel quantum logic gates architecture with trapped ions and optical tweezers There are complex problems that classical computers struggle to solve. For example, route optimization, drug design, and material discovery all require extraordinary computational power. Quantum computers are central in the solution to this problem. However, today’s quantum computers are difficult to […]