We create relevant education technology

We specialise in education technology because we are passionate about education. We believe that access to education improves the quality of life for many. We think that learning and teaching on a web scale can be improved by using the right technologies.

EDIA offers research, consultancy, development and maintenance of web-based education technology. We serve various types of organisations, such as universities, schools, publishers, libraries and corporations.








A bit about us and our values

EDIA was founded in 2004 and is a leading international development and support organisation for best-of-breed educational open source applications. We specialise in the development and implementation of educational software. Within the field of educational software, we focus on adaptive learning content based on student models, virtual learning environments and the integration of these technologies.

Our products and services are compliant with e-learning standards such as IMS LTI and Scorm. EDIA delivers products and services to secondary education, higher education and commercial organisations. Our team of professionals is well capable of developing high quality software using an integrated view on ICT and Pedagogy.


We believe that accessible education and knowledge sharing is key to the improvement of the lives of people worldwide.


What makes our hearts beat faster

Digital technology has a huge potential to improve education and learning methods. Unfortunately in many cases technology gets implemented with a lack of vision and specific knowledge. Too often we see promising new learning methods suffer from a lack of technical know how and software developers with no knowledge of didactics jump in and produce education applications that are virtually useless. This results in a situation where the potential of technology is not reached, or worse still, that there is skepticism about the deployment of technology in education. For this reason EDIA develops education technology that is relevant and sustainable. We achieve this by designing applications with the end user in mind and creatively combining our knowledge and experience in the fields of education, didactics, education institutes and digital technology.

Our mission

We want people to have a better opportunity to develop themselves. We hope to achieve this by scaffolding cognitive learning processes, provide improved access to information and knowledge, help learners connect with experts, teachers or peers and inspire our stakeholders by sharing our knowledge and insights.

Why we support open source software

EDIA supports open source initiatives because we believe in the innovative power of community development. Open source software allows education institutions to jointly take control of mission critical software. Currently, institutions in the education space are increasingly aware of the inherent benefits and flexibility of an open source IT-strategy and the possibility of collaboration and knowledge exchange between renowned institutions on a global scale. Open source education technology is available for everything from learning to finance to research systems and schools and college continue to adopt open source software for mission critical applications at an increasing rate. With increasing adoption of open source, a growing demand has emerged for dedicated and specialised support of open source technology.

This overview will give you an idea of the organisations we have helped since our start in 2004.

We create relevant education technology



We invent

If it doesn’t exist, we create it

Well; sometimes we do. Honestly; only if we think it is relevant or worth the effort. In some cases we have developed completely new software and learning methods. Sometimes we create new solutions by simply combining what’s already out there in a complete new fashion. Take for instance 'Knowble'. The online language learning method. Designed and developed by us as an online language learning solution for illiterate. Today the Knowble technology is widely used by publishers and integrated with some of the largest language learning methods in the Netherlands.

Intelligence uses what is known to solve problems. Creativity uses what is unknown to discover possibilities

The past ten years we also created more than thirty new tools for Sakai; the community source, educational software platform. Tools that have improved the platforms of our clients. It’s in our nature to challenge the status quo and to look beyond boundaries. Anything is possible but not everything is useful.

We create relevant education technology



Consultancy, advice and project management by EDIA

We love big ideas!

We build stuff that matters. Stuff with value. But that's not where it all starts. Building ‘stuff’ is the final phase of a project. It’s the result of a solid plan which is the logical next step of a big idea. And big ideas erupt from a clear vision. But that’s a lot easier said than done. It takes a lot of small steps to make a giant leap. And that’s where we kick in; to help you realise what you envision with our knowledge, experience, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. By asking questions before giving the answers; ‘Why is this important’? How will this contribute to what’? ‘What's the benefit’? Then we fill in the details.

If we know your ‘why’ we can tell you ‘how’ before we make your ‘what’


Well; we will get comfortable, serve you a coffee and then we talk. We ask questions. Tons of questions. Systematically. To get to the bottom of things. We need to find out what it is you actually need; Support? Technical advice? Didactical advice? A new or existing technical solution? Project management or a combination of things? There are a thousand paths that lead to the same destination. But what path to take? We can tell you if we know what your final destination is.

After one or more interviews we will write down our findings and send you a draft proposal or advice. We will make sure you understand every part of our feedback. If you are happy with our proposal we will decide together if you want us to take things into a next phase. That’s where we get concrete: costs, deliverables, time paths; the works. Usually pretty extensive documents. You will know exactly what to expect, what kind of guarantees you will get and most important; how your stakeholders will benefit from it.

This approach worked well for many people we helped the past eight years. This overview will give you an idea.

We create relevant education technology



Helping the people who help people

We are very proud of this overview of clients and partners. These are all organisations who directly or indirectly help people. Organisations who put or have put their trust in us. Behind each logo is a remarkable story. Stories that are waiting to be shared. Soon... Until then ask us. We will be happy tell you the stories in person and to share our experiences with you.

Educational institutions



Public institutions


Our office is located in the centre of Amsterdam at the edge of the beautiful Vondelpark and near the Leidseplein. Please feel free to pay us a visit.

t: 0031 (0)20 716 36 12

Our office is located at:
Tesselschadestraat 11
1054 ET Amsterdam

We create relevant education technology





We highly appreciate versatility. Everybody has a multitude of skills. Some better than the other. There is nothing wrong with specialisation ‘per se’ but for now we are interested in knowledge hungry go-getters who are very good at:

  • Software development (Java)
  • Interaction design
  • Mobile app development

Preferably all the above (but perhaps that's a bit too much to ask for).
Please don't send us novel like resumes or e-mails. We rather meet you in person.
So; if you feel you are up for a new and exciting next step in your career don’t hesitate to invite yourself. We have a soft spot for passionate professionals.

Please don’t contact us if you are a recruiter. We find that very annoying. Seriously.