Hans de Zwart – Shell International (NL)
Hans de Zwart is an educator with a passion for open learning technology. He has 10+ years of experience using technology to maximise the potential of learners and teaching staff, both in the academic and in the corporate world.
He is currently working as Innovation Manager Global Learning Technologies at Shell International in the Netherlands. He manages the learning technology innovation funnel: exploring the opportunity space, proving business value and bringing ideas from proof concept towards full service deployment.
Before his time at Shell he spent two years working as a learning consultant at Stoas Learning in the Netherlands. There he supported organisations in fulfilling their learning ambitions relying on his extensive knowledge of digital pedagogy and state of the art technology. Key customers were the Council of Europe and Shell International.
Earlier he spent some five years innovating educational practice as a teacher, mentor, project coordinator and researcher in action at the Open Schoolgemeenschap Bijlmer in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
Things he enjoys talking about include: technology and society, popular science books, (e-)learning, philosophy, open source software like Moodle or Ubuntu, the Nintendo DS, juggling and civil liberties in a digital world. He blogs at blog.hansdezwart.info.