Netherlands-based Avans University of Applied Sciences is a vocational institution located across three different cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school has more than 30,000 students, and 40 courses taught in 18 institutes.
This is something that teacher Frank van der Kruis finds highly appealing. A huge advocate of digital solutions himself, he’s eager to make teaching more dynamic and engaging. “As teachers, our task is to prepare our students for what awaits them outside the classroom,” he says. “But when it comes to teaching law, it’s hard to convey what the real world is about if your curriculum is limited by week-one, week-two-type of courses. That’s why I think the solution lies in new technologies: they allow us teachers to show them what real life can be about and spend more quality time with them.”