Thursday, February 4, 2010

De Toekomst van Leren

Last week I was a speaker at the Media van Morgen symposium. I was one of 6 alumni of the master New Media and Digital Culture of Utrecht University who were asked to talk about the media of tomorrow - all from a different perspective.

Mine was learning and I just found out that the presentation has been put up online! It's in Dutch, so for everybody who's interested, here is the link:

Jago van den Akker - Media van Morgen

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

And the winner is...


We did it! We took home both prices at the Dutch annual "E-learning Congres". Both the jury and the public selected our project Hairlevel XL as their number one.

And how could they not? Hairlevel XL is a three year program for students of hair academies where the curriculum is taught for the most part by video-instructions done by cutting edge (cheap joke, I know) hairdressers. Hours of digital video, supplemented with online tests, an online portfolio to upload your own models, laminated action cards for hands-on HOWTOs when you are training in the salon and a hairdressing bible for reference. Blended learning to the max.

Watch the (Dutch) Youtube movie to get an impression:

And see here our rising star Lonnieke holding the plaque with the people of Bespeak and Philyra - our partners for the enormous undertaking which was Hairlevel XL.