Starfish design and development

Posted by @NatasaBrouwer on April 3, 2014, 11 a.m.

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Starfish idea and design: Natasa Brouwer and Sander Latour
Software development: Sander Latour, Chiel Kooijman and Auke Wiggers
Starfish design is based on the TPACK model
Searching in Starfish leads to a structured information about technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge on the query connecting it to one or more available course designs associated to the query (Good practice) and to the person (Person) who has developed and applied one teaching design in practice or to the people who worked on an education innovation project (Projects) dealing with the query. It also leads to a list of events (Events) such as educational meetings with guest speakers or professional development workshops connected to the query.
Technology: Starfish is build in Python, using web framework Django.
Starfish is open source and open content.
Starfish Beta was developed in a project STEEP (Supporting Technology Enhanced Education Projects), funded by University of Amsterdam, ICTO fonds 2012-2013.

Starfish users

  • Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam
  • EC2E2N (European Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Education Network)  
  • in pilot: UvA AMC, WUR Wageningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Vrije University Amsterdam, Twente University

Invitation to join Starfish

We wish to extend the possibility to use Starfish and make it possible to share common relevant information within the faculties and HE institutions in The Netherlands and abroad.

Are you interested to join Starfish or to collaborate on development of Starfish? Please contact Natasa Brouwer ( 

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