2013 - 2014
Together with imec.livinglabs (formerly iMinds) a pilot project was launched in 2013-2014 resulting in the launch of The Archive for Education.
From the very beginning of the trajectory, target groups and stakeholders were involved. That way, we had a useful overview of the needs and expectations of the teachers, ánd we could create a platform that meets those needs.
Field tests were organized, during which teachers could put the web platform to the test in a number of pilot schools. We visited these schools to see the ways in which the teacher uses the web platform in the classroom and how the students interact with it. The teachers’ initial reactions were very positive: they were thrilled to be able to use local, high-quality material in their own language. They also approved of the fact that the materials had already been selected to their use. They found the web platform easy to work with.
The findings of this investigation were officially launched in January 2016: the online image and sound bank The Archive for Education. Here, teachers and aspiring teachers can find audiovisual material, tailored to the classroom. By the end of 2017, two years after its launch, the platform consists of 46.000 users and the slogan reads: image and sound in the classroom every single day!