Rotterdamse Plus:
an inspiring discovery for online learning

“Thanks to the variety in assignments, the low threshold and the visualisation of theory and practice, we have been able to create an inspiring training.”

This learning journey was nominated for the aNewSpring Awards 2021.

Learning Method Online learning Training Type Skills training Industry Industry organisation

The learning journey:
more students in elderly care thanks to appealing learning tools

About Rotterdam Plus:

What do you call a partnership between healthcare institutions, the municipality of Rotterdam and ROC-onderwijs? Right yes, you call that Rotterdam Plus (R +).

The learning experience discovery

The average MBO-2 student likes to see a playful, challenging, clear and varied learning journey. It should not be too wordy or complicated. With the 100+ learning tools in aNewSpring, Rotterdamse Plus has provided exactly what they want.

This is a learning journey that appeals to the target group and motivates them to get started. It is clear at a glance what is expected of the student. By varying assignments, accessibility and visualisation, Rotterdamse Plus was able to offer its students the learning experience that they previously lacked.

Four core values

The learning journeys are based on four core values: treatment, cooperation, care and dealing with misunderstood behaviour. These are divided into three learning journeys, each with its own subject and activities, including school and internship. It is a continuous learning path where the student goes from supervised independent to increasingly truly independent with options at the end.

In the learning journey, students are prepared for the practical assignment with animations, theory, supervision and assignments. The learning journey can also be followed on your mobile or tablet, which is a must for today’s students.

aNewSpring and the education program of Rotterdamse Plus have created a progressive and appealing form of education.

Motivation and opportunity

Learning is much more fun with challenging tools, isn’t it? The aNewSpring platform gave the students the opportunity and motivation to get started with the material. Many inspiring changes have been made, not only for the student, but also for the teacher and the learning environment.

Learning journey review

All nominees of the aNewSpring Awards 2021 have been assessed during the process by a full professional jury consisting of:

Stella Collins – CLO and co-founder, Stellar labs
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Michael Strawbridge – Global Head of Content, The LPI
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Nicole van de Ven-Smeelen – Winner of the 2020 aNewSpring Awards, HBtraining
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Ger Driesen – Learning Innovation Leader, aNewSpring
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Each learning journey was assessed on:
didactics, innovation, participant experience and overall impact.



Participant experience

Overall impact

Visually, the learning journey of Rotterdam Plus was created through contribution from partner Flipped – Professionals in Learning. Flipped made small adjustments that had a big effect (such as adding icons and title bars). Flipped also developed animations specifically for Rotterdam Plus, bringing the content to life for the students. The client, who had the main role in the learning process, was given a voice.

Want to learn more? Flipped also made an amazing infographic about “How to keep your e-learning understandable“.

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