About the speaker
Remco Pijpers will be speaking about how content for children has evolved over the last couple of years. With the introduction of tablet computers, children have come into contact with technology at a much younger age, than for instance 10 years ago. This has had it’s effect on the amount of content directed at children and how we look at digital content for children.
One of his latest projects is Codekinderen (Code Kids), a school method that stimulates kids from the ages 6 till 12 to explore their digital talents. In their own school class the children learn the basics about the “backend” of the digital media and iPads or computers they use every day. It starts with playing games and ends with real coding. The goal of this program is to stimulate creative and logical thinking. And to improve working as a team.
Remco Pijpers (1969) studied journalism and history and is since 2005 the CEO of Mijn Kind Online (My Child Online). Remco advises the Europian Union about the quality of digital media for children. And he also works on other projects to improve digital media for kids, like the Gouden Apenstaart (golden @), a contest for the best websites for children. This October he will be publishing a (free) book about interactive content for children.
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