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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We're looking for new colleagues!

EDIA, founded in 2004, is a specialist in educational technology and rapidly growing. From a long-term relationship with our clients we devise and develop e-health and e-learning solutions for (higher) educational institutions, publishers, governments, mental healthcare and other organizations.

We are a strong proponent of open standards and open source software. Not surprisingly, many of our products and services are based on these principles. We like to be ahead so we are continuously developing in our field to keep up with trends and innovations. At EDIA 26 motivated professionals work with a taste for elegant and effective solutions.

 

At the moment we have three vacancies:

  • Senior Full Stack Developer
  • Developer Operations
  • Support Officer Operations

 

As a Senior Fullstack Developer you are involved in a project from inception to completion. Besides developing you are busy devising solutions, choosing the right technology and demonstrating your work to the client. Naturally, as a knowledge hungry developer you are open to sharing your knowledge with the entire team.

As Senior Full Stack Developer you will work in a SCRUM team consisting of four developers, a tester and a product owner. EDIA works team centered with one and occasionally two projects per sprint.

One of the possible projects is the continuous development of a learning management system, including LTI tools, with over a 100K active users a year. Or you could be working on new functionalities for a healthcare platform, including an innovative treatment management system.

Job requirements

Knowledge of Java is a must, knowledge of libraries such as Spring and Hibernate is very desirable. The same goes for the knowledge of JavaScript and TypeScript. The frontend framework of choice is React with Flux. We work with relational databases such as MySQL and NoSQL-based databases such as MongoDB and the graph-based database Neo4j. You are expected to learn quickly, discover and share new technologies and insights.

Interested? So what’s in it for you?

EDIA offers an above market-rate salary and great secondary benefits such as an excellent retirement plan and a training budget. EDIA is located in a beautiful historic building with a large garden in the centre of Amsterdam.

There is a relaxed and personal atmosphere at EDIA. Relaxation and sociability among us are found to be just as important as hard work. Every day there is a substantial lunch in the cosy basement. Coffee is good. During summer, we regularly hangout after work, lit the barbecue and have a beer or a glass of wine.

As a Developer you will be part of the Operations team which currently consists of a Delivery Manager and two System Administrators. In this position you will focus on analysing and resolving production incidents in a timely manner, improving the systems of our clients and supporting our development teams. You will be responsible for the maintenance of systems we developed in-house. Naturally, as a knowledge hungry Developer you are willing to learn about these systems and its technologies.

Other responsibilities include the implementation of change requests as part of our support services and contributing in setting up new projects. R&D activities (in particular, sorting tasks in the preliminary stage) and performing tasks in relation to data processing and analysis are also part of this position.

Job requirements

Knowledge of Java is a must, knowledge of libraries such as Spring and Hibernate is very desirable. The same goes for the knowledge of JavaScript and TypeScript. The frontend framework of choice is React with Flux. We work with relational databases such as MySQL and NoSQL-based databases such as MongoDB and the graph-based database Neo4j. You are expected to learn quickly, discover and share new technologies and insights.

Interested? So what’s in it for you?

EDIA offers an above market-rate salary and great secondary benefits such as an excellent retirement plan and a training budget. EDIA is located in a beautiful historic building with a large garden in the centre of Amsterdam.

There is a relaxed and personal atmosphere at EDIA. Relaxation and sociability among us are found to be just as important as hard work. Every day there is a substantial lunch in the cosy basement. Coffee is good. During summer, we regularly hangout after work, lit the barbecue and have a beer or a glass of wine.

As support officer for the Operations team, you are the first contact for our clients and end-users regarding the applications we have developed. On a daily basis you process client requests and make sure that software issues are fixed and tested.

It is important that you are not afraid to take initiative in order to retrieve the right information from a client or colleague. We are looking for a great communicator with analytical skills.

Job requirements

You have a background in Informatics or Business Information Systems, with a few years of relevant work experience. An excellent command of Dutch and English, in word and writing, is a must. We consider it to be a big plus when you know how to work with HTML, CSS and SQL and have affinity with learning management systems.

Interested? So what’s in it for you?

EDIA offers an above market-rate salary and great secondary benefits such as an excellent retirement plan and a training budget. EDIA is located in a beautiful historic building with a large garden in the centre of Amsterdam.

There is a relaxed and personal atmosphere at EDIA. Relaxation and sociability among us are found to be just as important as hard work. Every day there is a substantial lunch in the cosy basement. Coffee is good. During summer, we regularly hangout after work, lit the barbecue and have 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 Jody Tuur.

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 Jody Tuur) or send an e-mail to our general e-mail address info@edia.nl We look forward to your response!

PS. Do not contact us if you are a recruiter or if you represent a recruiting agency.