Unleash the Innovative Spirit

Nelson Mandela once said: education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Given the current era of digital revolution, digital skills and entrepreneurial attitude education should engage with this to drive our economy forward and secure a successful future for our youth.

Creating a Learning Experience

I’ve spent the last couple of days thinking about some tools I will use next year with my students. I want to prepare an inspiring and effective ground for learning. I don’t want to structure and pre-define everything. I do not want to create a community for my students. Instead, I want to create theContinue reading “Creating a Learning Experience”

Context Teaches Most

If we really want students to grow up to become self-reliant and reach their full potential; we would be doing something very different in University! Steve Hargadon and Thieu Besseling are telling a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we experience in traditional models of school.

Rise of the Edu Network

Social networks are so all-emcompassing it’s hard to imagine how we ever lived without them. It rises the question on how many places do you want to present your digital self? Ofcourse that varies for each individual. But do you think there are enough networks now? Easilly we would say yes, but there are stillContinue reading “Rise of the Edu Network”

UX in Learning Experience Design

User experience (UX) in LXD. The growing complexity and interconnectedness of our now global society has challenged the effectiveness of traditional education systems. The traditional system is designed for the needs of the industrial era. The old model was built upon the idea that a worker his job was to apply the basic skills theyContinue reading “UX in Learning Experience Design”

Best Future-proof Learning Space

We still line our students up in rows facing the same direction toward a voice of authority. We use desks that lock them up in place, where the majority of movement within their staring is eyes forward, eyes down? The experience of space has a profound effect on how we use that space and behaveContinue reading “Best Future-proof Learning Space”

Youtube Education, New Options in Student Engagement?

Higher education is standing at a crossroad. Flipped classrooms and MOOC’s (massive open online courses) have become a disruptive force. Also the rise of Youtube education can’t be neglected. It’s creating challenges and opportunities at the same time.

Trendwatching voor het onderwijs

Mijn interesse in trends en trendwatchen komt voort uit mijn wil om leren, onderwijs en werken te doorgronden. Ik wil begrijpen, ik wil leren. Ik wil ontwikkelingen snappen om een bijdrage te leveren aan de ontwikkeling van leren. In mijn zoektocht ben ik in contact gekomen met Fons Maenhoudt, trendwatcher, die mij heeft geïnspireerd omContinue reading “Trendwatching voor het onderwijs”

Wat kan het onderwijs leren van trendwatching

Trendwatchers schieten als paddestoelen uit de grond. Vaak zijn het snelle jongens met de hipste kleren die een snelle presentatie houden, die je als toehoorder op het randje van verbazing en herkenning houden. Ik hou ervan! Ik vind het mooi en voor mij is het een vorm van leren om het onderwijs dat ik ontwikkelContinue reading “Wat kan het onderwijs leren van trendwatching”