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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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’

How?

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.

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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

Educational institutions

Publishers

Publishers

Companies

Companies

Public institutions

Public institutions

Contact

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.

info@edia.nl
t: 0031 (0)20 716 36 12

Our office is located at:
Tesselschadestraat 11
1054 ET Amsterdam

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Wij zoeken nieuwe collega’s!

Op dit moment hebben we één vacature openstaan. Wij zoeken een:

  • Software-ontwikkelaar edutech

Hieronder vind je alle informatie over openstaande functies. Iedereen is van harte welkom bij EDIA maar neem geen contact met ons op als je een recruiter bent.

We kijken uit naar je reactie!

 

EDIA zoekt een Software-ontwikkelaar Edutech

Als Software Ontwikkelaar Edutech kom je te werken in een SCRUM-team met 4 developers, een tester en een product owner. EDIA werkt hierin ‘team centered’ met maximaal 3 projecten per sprint.

Functie

Als Software Ontwikkelaar Edutech ben je van inceptie tot oplevering betrokken bij een project. Naast het ontwikkelen ben je bezig met het bedenken van oplossingen, het kiezen van de juiste technologie tot het demonstreren van jullie werk aan de opdrachtgever. Uiteraard sta je als leergierige developer open voor kennisdeling met het gehele team.

Functie-eisen

Kennis van Java en JavaScript is een must, kennis van bibliotheken zoals Spring en Hibernate heeft de voorkeur. EDIA werkt steeds meer met javascript d.m.v. backbone.js en node.js. En zijn we net gestart met ES6.

Eerdere applicaties zijn gebaseerd op Hibernate, Spring en Spring MVC. Gegevens slaan we op met relationele databases zoals MySQL en met NoSQL gebaseerde databases zoals MongoDB. Verder werkt EDIA met de graph gebaseerde database Neo4j.

Voor een Software Ontwikkelaar Edutech is het allerbelangrijkste dat je in staat moet zijn snel te leren en nieuwe dingen te ontdekken. Er is genoeg uitdaging voor zowel beginnende als ervaren ontwikkelaars. Lunchtable Dutch is required!

Over EDIA

EDIA is specialist in onderwijstechnologie. Vanuit een duurzame relatie met opdrachtgevers bedenken en ontwikkelen wij oplossingen voor e-Health en e-learning. Oplossingen die worden gebruikt door (hoger) onderwijsinstellingen, uitgeverijen, de overheid, de geestelijke gezondheidszorg en andere organisaties waarin onderwijs, (na)scholing of training een rol speelt.
Bij EDIA werken 20 gedreven professionals (meerderheid developer) met een voorliefde voor elegante en effectieve oplossingen. Als groot voorstander van (open) standaarden en open source software zijn veel producten en diensten hierop gebaseerd. EDIA is een lerende organisatie. Wij ontwikkelen ons continu op het gebied van (technische) expertise om aan te kunnen sluiten bij trends en innovaties in ons vakgebied.

Over ons aanbod

EDIA biedt een boven marktconform salaris en goede secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden zoals een prima pensioenplan en een opleidingsbudget. We zijn gevestigd in een fraai historisch pand met grote tuin in het centrum van Amsterdam. Bij EDIA heerst een relaxte en persoonlijke sfeer. Ontspanning en gezelligheid worden net zo belangrijk gevonden als hard werken. Iedere dag staat er een uitgebreide lunch klaar in het gezellige souterrain. Koffie is goed. Zomers wordt regelmatig de barbecue aangestoken en van een biertje of goed glas wijn zijn we ook niet vies.

Wat te doen als je wilt solliciteren of vragen over onze vacatures hebt

Stuur je beknopte motivatie en je CV naar solliciteren@edia.nl
Richt je sollicitatie aan Jaeques Koeman.
De sollicitatieprocedure kan enkele weken in beslag nemen. Je ontvangt van ons een bevestigingsbericht dat we je sollicitatie hebben ontvangen. Op enig moment laten we je weten of je wel of niet voor een gesprek zal worden uitgenodigd.
Voor eventuele vragen kan je ons bellen op 020-716 36 12 (vraag naar Raymond Manders) of stuur een e-mail naar ons algemene e-mailadres info@edia.nl

Iedereen is van harte welkom bij EDIA maar neem geen contact met ons op als je een recruiter bent.

We kijken uit naar je reactie!

EDIA is looking for a Software developer Edutech

As Edutech Software Developer you will work in a SCRUM team of four developers, a tester and a product owner. EDIA works team centered with up to three projects per sprint.

Role

As a Software Developer Edutech you are involved in a project from inception to completion. Besides development you are busy devising solutions, choosing the right technology, to demonstrating your work to the client. Naturally, as inquisitive developer you are open to sharing knowledge with the entire team.

Job requirements

Knowledge of Java and JavaScript is a must, knowledge of libraries such as Spring and Hibernate is desirable.
EDIA is increasingly working with javascript by means of backbone.js and node.js. And we just started with ES6. Earlier applications are based on Hibernate, Spring and Spring MVC. We store data with relational databases such as MySQL and NoSQL-based databases such as MongoDB. EDIA is also working with the graph-based database Neo4j.
As a Software Developer Edutech the most important is that you should be able to quickly learn and discover new things. There is enough challenge for both novice and experienced developers. Lunch Table Dutch is required!

Organization

EDIA is a specialist in educational technology. From a long-term relationship with clients we devise and develop solutions for e-health and e-learning. Solutions used by (higher) educational institutions, publishers, government, mental healthcare and other organizations in which education, (re) training or training plays a role. At EDIA
20 motivated professionals (majority developer) work with a taste for elegant and effective solutions. As a strong proponent of (open) standards and open source software, many products and services are based on these principles. EDIA is a learning organization. We continuously develop in the field of (technical) expertise to be able to keep up with trends and innovations in our field.

Offer

EDIA offers an above market-rate salary and great secondary benefits such as an excellent retirement plan and
a training budget. We are located in a beautiful historic building with a large garden in the center of Amsterdam.
At EDIA we have a relaxed and personal atmosphere. Relaxation and sociability among us are found to be just as important as hard work. Every day there is a substantial lunch in the cozy basement. Coffee is good. During summer, the barbecue is lit regularly and we are not short of drinking a beer or a glass of wine.

What to do if you want to apply (or have questions about our vacancies)

Please send your brief motivation and your resume to solliciteren@edia.nl
Direct your application to Jaeques Koeman.
The application process can take several weeks. You will receive a confirmation message that we have received your application. At some point we let you know whether you will or will not be invited for an interview.
For any questions you can call us at 020-716 36 12 (ask for Erik de Vries) or send an e-mail to our general e-mail address info@edia.nl

Everyone is welcome at EDIA but do not contact us if you are a recruiter.

We look forward to your response!