dinsdag 30 april 2013

In het nieuws in Medan (Indoneslë)

vlnr Hery Ambarita, Thijs van Praag, Irwanto Tampubolon,
Devi Yendrianof, Alexander M. Polak
Ook in Medan (Sumatra, Indonesia) stonden we met onze werk conferentie PUM-EDU-NG, in het nieuws.

Deze foto met Thijs van Praag CEO van de PUM Netherlands Experts, was genomen tijdens de uitreiking van de certificaten van deelname

vrijdag 26 april 2013

This is me

From my friend Devi Yendrianov chairman of STMIK Kaputama Binjai, North Sumatra Indonesia.

What friends are for.

maandag 15 april 2013


Het is voorjaar en maandag morgen, dus regent het in Holland. Stertkte harde werkers van Nederland


It's Monday and spring therefor it rains in  Holland. I'm glad that I won't have to join all those workers getting to their jobs trough this weather.

vrijdag 5 april 2013

Railzz Rotterdam

Railz Miniworld Rotterdam
Vandaag weer met mijn dochter op stap geweest. We besloten van wege de kou niet iets buiten te gaan doen. Dus werd het Railz miniworld Rotterdam. Een must voor degenen die van miniatuur treinen houden, maar ook een feest van herkinning voor vele Rotterdamers.
Hier het huis op de voorgrond waar mijn dochter een deel van haar jeugd heeft gewoond. Locatie Noorder eiland. Hartje Rotterdam.

Today I went out with my daughter. Because of the freezing temperatures we went to an indoor exhibition of miniature trains and building, representing the wider Rotterdam area. It's called Railz miniworld Rotterdam.
On the picture we found the old house where my daughter lived during childhood.

dinsdag 2 april 2013

Looking back

PUM Educating the Next Generation.

This spring the PUM Netherlands Senior Expert program financed the first working conference where vocational educational education institutes from Indonesia, Ghana and Tanzania participated. There where four schools, two from Indonesia ( one from Java and and from Sumatra) and one from Tanzania an one from Ghana.
The main objective was to demonstrate to them what we where telling them about blended learning, asynchronous learning and the use of open source in education. Being at their schools in their own country we where able toe explain what they may have improved in their way of teaching. But being here an seeing how there methods look like in real life helped them to understand the challenge they have to undertake en the goals they are aiming for.
After fourteen days of visiting schools and businesses, attending lectures on Moodle, Blended Learning and demonstrations of the way open source can help to support these kind of learning concepts, the participants left for home with their heads filled with ideas and inspired to pick up the challenge.