Good education is an important prerequisite for the social and economic development of our society. A good preparation for the labor market starts with education that equips young people with the right skills and knowledge to meet the demands of employers. Dialogic conducts research on various education topics. A set of examples is described below.
- Monitoring and evaluation of education policy
Good monitoring and evaluation is desirable for the accountability of government policy. Dialogic has evaluated various educational policy instruments in recent years, such as the Regional Investment Fund for MBO and the Agreement on Flexibility in teacher education.
- Digitization of education
Digitization provides education with many opportunities, but also comes many challenges. Dialogic regularly conducts exploratory and evaluation research into the use of AI, data-driven support and the development of new forms of education and testing, commissioned by organizations including OCW, SURF, MBO Digitaal and Kennisnet. Examples are the interim evaluation of the Acceleration Plan, the impact measurement of the Incentive Scheme for Open and Online Education and the research into the National Digitisation Vision for MBO and HO.
- Feasibility research to new study programs
When setting up a new study program in higher education, it is often necessary to substantiate its added value. Dialogic has already mapped out the feasibility of new study programs for various higher education institutions in the Netherlands. For such studies, Dialogic uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods such as literature research, interviews, surveys and analyses of vacancy data.
- Sustainable Development Goals in education
In collaboration with Erasmus University, Dialogic has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to determine which sustainable development goals scientific articles contribute to.