Tom Broens (Amsterdam UMC): act-E: Unravel your curriculum
We develop act-E, a unique online curriculum information system. It helps students, teachers and managers to unravel their education. Courses are no longer ‘islands’ but part of a bigger picture: the curriculum. A high-quality curriculum is designed to have a consistent allignment and build-up of learning goals, assessment and activities. Designing and maintaining such a curriculum is not ease without suitable tooling. Act-E provides a single source of structured curriculum information that is available to all involved stakeholders. Everybody can collaborate and have informed conversations on their education. It simplifies accreditations and improves the educational quality.
Why not use a spreadsheet? Simple, right? Just put some courses in a sequence. Done! However, when disecting a curriculum its complexity becomes clear. Many elements are multi-dimentional and highly interconnected. This is impossible to visualize in a spreadsheet. Also, different versions of spreadsheets makes sharing extremely difficult, the information ages quicly and becomes error prone. Without act-E, curriculum information that was collected with a lot of hard work, is quickly gathering dust ….
Przemek Krawczyk (Amsterdam UMC): FiglinQ – a collaborative platform for data analysis, plotting and publishing in data-connected smart manuscripts We know that over 3 million scientific articles are published each year, but the amount of related research data is so large that it cannot even be estimated. Unfortunately, even though these data are extremely valuable, […]
Desi Bootsman (HvA): Mazehunter: playful learning for children with dyslexia Mazehunter is developing a digital-physical hybrid game for children diagnosed with dyslexia, that translates innovative dyslexia treatment to an attractive and addictive game environment. Research shows that the cooperation of the hemispheres together has a lot of influence on the processing of information. In people […]
Imran Avci (VU): RAPID PHOTONICS: Low-cost and fast prototyping of photonic integrated circuits Did you see a picture of the first computer? It was as big as a large room. Nowadays we can carry our computers even in our pockets. This was made possible by integrating electronic components into microchips. In a similar way we […]