Next Learning Valley

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Next Learning Valley develops Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) with Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) from a didactic perspective.
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Next Learning Valley develops Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) with Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) from a didactic perspective.

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Next Learning Valley develops Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) with Stream (formerly Curatr) from a didactic perspective.

Founded by Francois Walgering and Jos Maassen in 2013, Next Learning Valley has grown quickly to become a household name amongst learning technology experts in the Netherlands.

With a keen focus on the design and delivery of MOOCs and their spin-off SPOCs, VOOCs and COOCs, Francois and Jos have leveraged the Stream platform to build a recurring revenue business that is turning heads all over the country.

In a few short years, Next Learning Valley has worked with some of the biggest employers in the Netherlands; Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Philips, and Vodafone, as well as some of the biggest universities, to deliver groundbreaking Social Learning experiences.

In the process, they have built a real success story of what’s possible when you partner with Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs).

Substantial growth

From Brussels to Groningen (and everywhere in between) Next Learning Valley’s customer base has grown substantially in the time they have been a Stream partner.

Francois & Jos are anything but ordinary businessmen. Experts in learning and development, they have exhibited a relentless drive in the pursuit of success. They are (probably) the busiest guys in the whole of the Netherlands.

As well as promoting the benefits of MOOCs to prospective clients, Next Learning Valley designs and delivers MOOC and SPOC projects for more than 70 clients.

They also run a series of highly successful MOOCs for the Dutch L&D audience, attracting thousands of learners to join their ‘MOOCademy’.

 

A Business Built on Stream

Innovation 

Stream is the most innovative learning platform with the most forward didactic perspective; Social Learning, content curation and gamification.

Future-Proofing

The HT2 Labs (now part of Learning Pool) product development team keeps improving the platform, enabling it to adapt the learning platform needs to Next Learning Valley’s clients.

Communication

An outstanding working relationship and shared learning ethos with the HT2 Labs team; along with a short,  responsive communication path.

Building on MOOC Success with xAPI

Francois and Jos have been building up their subject-matter knowledge around the concept of xAPI in recent years and are now looking to open up a new market in Dutch-speaking territories for Learning Record Stores (LRSs) and next-generation learning ecosystems.

 

A 2-Way Partnership

Francois and Jos visit with HT2 Labs on a regular basis to understand the products, research and roadmaps.  They package these insights into unique market propositions that fit the needs of their typical Dutch customer.

Earning revenue for every license they sell using Stream, Next Learning Valley also makes a significant income from the design and implementation services they offer alongside the software itself.

It’s not all been a one-way street either; partners offer HT2 Labs a viable channel to local marketplaces. Next Learning Valley ranks in the top 10 customers by revenue, alongside FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, just on the basis of the referral fees they earn.

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