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From Alexei Fedotov <>
Subject Re: Keynote idea: Revolutionizing Education
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:30:23 GMT
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.
> Greetings, Marcel

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Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
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