Project Outcomes

The project's main outcomes can be summarised in four items:

  1. Conditions, criteria, and success factors identified for a responsible, purposeful and inclusive use of data at school, local/regional, and central system levels.​
  2. A multistakeholder European learning community established about the use and governance of data (building on country level learning communities).​
  3. The capacity to use and govern data supported at organisational and individual level through guidance for practitioners (teachers and other school staff).​
  4. ​Recommendations with examples – including governance mechanisms - to improve strategies (school, local and central levels) for a responsible, purposeful, inclusive use of data.​

Project Outputs

The project outcomes are realised through multiple sources of data collection: (1) surveys with actors in Ministries of Education; (2) desk research; (3) interviews and focus groups with stakeholders; (4) Dialogue Labs. The outputs of these activities are:

Literature review


A picture containing iconDescription automatically generatedCoordinated by the University of Oslo, the literature review focuses on defining key concepts, challenges, enablers and open questions that can directly inform policymaking and action and frame the data collection of this project. In parallel, European Schoolnet collects via a survey the views of actors in Ministries of Education on the topic (vision, enablers, obstacles, main players and their relationships) as well as relevant practice examples. Where additional information is necessary, survey respondents are also interviewed.

The literature review is available for download.

Comparative overview of countries

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The spiral of agile transformation in the project includes several iterations of a survey of ministries of education and national agencies to investigate their views on the topic (vision, enablers, obstacles, main players and their relationships) as well as relevant practice examples. The first cycle of agile information capture was organized as one of the first project activity and two more cycles of agile information collection will follow in 2024 and 2025. In the preliminary collection of information, from May to June 2022 we collected information about data regulation, governance, management, and use from fourteen member countries: Belgium-FR, Belgium-NL, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Case studies

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Each case study in Agile EDU presents an in-depth investigation of a phenomenon related to data use in education within its real-life context. It explores any phenomenon with all of its aspects; challenges, enablers and the set of decisions and their impact on the phenomenon. For writing the case studies, the project collects data through semi-structured interviews, focus groups and desk research. The validated case studies will be released by the end of 2024.

Learning stories

IconDescription automatically generatedIn Agile EDU, a Learning Story is a documentation of learning written from the perspective of a practitioner; a teacher, a teacher educator/trainer, an ICT administrator at school or municipality level, a policy maker, etc. The learning story explains the actions of the practitioner and the lessons learned from those actions that could help other practitioners to improve their practices related to data use in education. The validated learning stories will be released by the end of 2025.


Teacher professional development resource pack

IconDescription automatically generatedAgile EDU builds a knowledge base with a literature review, a set of Learning Stories and case studies, expert workshops and Dialogue Labs. This knowledge is translated into material for upskilling teachers and teacher educators/trainers in the purposeful use of data in schools. In this resource pack the Agile EDU project addresses topics such as the use of data collected in digital tools/resources (e.g., teacher dashboards, learning analytics, digital personalised learning and communication/collaboration software), the evaluation and selection of digital tools/resources in terms of their safety, equity, pedagogical value and ethics. The resource pack will be released by the end of 2024.

Recommendations report

IconDescription automatically generatedAt the end of 2025, the knowledge base developed by Agile EDU inform a set of guidelines and recommendations for education stakeholders. Agile EDU will provide recommendations not only for policy makers, but all stakeholders of the digital education ecosystem: teachers, teacher educators, students, digital tool/service providers, local/regional/national education authorities and researchers.