National Center for School Improvement. APS Netherlands is comprised of approximately 130 educators with a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Our staff is active as teacher trainer, education consultant, evaluator, curriculum developer, interim manager and resource provider. The annual turnover is about € 30.000.000,- not-for-profit !!
Educational context Traditional educational publishers have a very strong hold on primary and secundary education (with paper). Digital material is used in the margin. A small percentage of pilot schools and teachers tries to organise a new market. APS IT supports them with both tools and knowledge.
Educational context Kennisnet can not directly finance development of educational content, but supports an architecture to produce it: ECK Educational ContentChain
Samen (= together) SamenMaken.nl editing together SamenDelen.nl sharing together SamenZoeken.nl searching together SamenStellen.nl rearranging together
Steps in the contentchain 1. Maken (building) SamenMaken.nl 2. Delen 3. Zoeken 4. Arrangeren 5. Gebruiken 19 september 2014
Several tools for editing available: Office files Exelearning.org Wimba Create use of templates standard export (IMS-CP or SCORM) preferably Dutch metadataset included Online editor SamenMaken.nl (under construction) Build = IEEE-LOM metadata
Steps in the contentchain 1. Maken 2. Delen (sharing) SamenDelen.nl 3. Zoeken 4. Arrangeren 5. Gebruiken 19 september 2014
= metadata SamenDelen.nl (primary /secundary education and vocational training) Sharekit.nl (higher education) upload link or object semi-automatic metadating workflow and internal communication versioning share local (school) or national Share Build Share in web repository