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From Alexei Fedotov <>
Subject Re: Keynote idea: Revolutionizing Education
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:48:49 GMT
Marcel, would you mind sharing with some URL about the project so we
are on the same page?

On 1/14/14, Marcel Offermans <> wrote:
> Hello Alex,
> Amdatu itself is not an educational platform, it is a generic cloud platform
> for creating modular web applications. I would argue that modularity is a
> quality that will help you build applications in general (and it's nothing
> new either). PulseOn is built on top of the Amdatu project.
> I'm sure I can dig up some data about how many PulseOn deployments are
> currently live, if that's what you're asking?
> Greetings, Marcel
> On 14 Jan 2014, at 18:30 pm, Alexei Fedotov <>
> wrote:
>> I'm involved in different local educational initiatives. I have read
>> through Amdatu main concept on the web site and may humbly notice that
>> teachers / educational gurus rarely consider modularity as a main
>> requirement for digital education. I wonder if there is some data on
>> Amdatu reception in Netherlands.
>> On 1/14/14, Marcel Offermans <> wrote:
>>> I would like to propose another idea for a keynote at ApacheCon, given
>>> by
>>> Jurriaan Souer who works at PulseOn:
>>> PulseOn is a cloud based web application, built on open source
>>> technologies,
>>> many of which originating from Apache, that provides students with a
>>> personalized, lifelong learning environment. The project was started a
>>> couple of years ago with the goal to change the way we educate our
>>> children.
>>> The school system in The Netherlands, like in many other countries in
>>> the
>>> world, has not changed significantly over the last century. Children
>>> still
>>> go through a system that focusses on standard text books and a fixed
>>> curriculum. Personal learning styles and preferences are ignored, which
>>> means that we are teaching everybody in a sub-optimal way.
>>> With PulseOn we provide a digital environment that leverages current
>>> technologies and tracks each student individually, providing them with
>>> content that suits their learning style and personal goals. That means
>>> that
>>> basically, instead of providing standard books, we chop those up into
>>> small
>>> pieces of content that are assembled dynamically based on the profile of
>>> the
>>> individual. Furthermore, the system also contains formal and informal
>>> tests,
>>> that provide us with a good insight into how well the student
>>> understands
>>> the various pieces of information. The end result is a system with which
>>> they can learn more quickly and more efficiently.
>>> Our mission is to maximize human potential through personalized
>>> learning,
>>> worldwide because we believe that education is the foundation on which
>>> society is built. With PulseOn we believe we can contribute to a better
>>> world, allowing each learner to become what they are and can be.
>>> The PulseOn platform builds on several key Apache technologies,
>>> including
>>> Apache Felix to create a modular back-end, Apache Wink for REST support,
>>> Apache CXF and ServiceMix to connect to other enterprise applications,
>>> Apache ACE for dynamic provisioning of the platform in the cloud and
>>> Apache
>>> Commons for various utilities. These open source technologies have all
>>> been
>>> consolidated in an open source platform called Amdatu.
>>> The keynote is not technical, but instead focusses on how this platform
>>> helps improve the way we teach our children. As such I think it’s an
>>> excellent example of how open source improves our daily lives.
>>> Jurriaan is a Product Manager at PulseOn. He has 15 years of experience
>>> in
>>> online product development, management, marketing and sales engineering
>>> and
>>> a Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences.
>>> WDYT?
>>> Greetings, Marcel
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>> Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
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