Dairy Delta Academy opens from the 15th of December 2020 a digital platform where educational organizations and parties from the dairy industry can offer courses and trainings for the international dairy sector. The platform can be reached here: www.deltadairy-academy.nl.
The foundation Dairy Delta Academy (1) was initiated by Aeres and Bles Dairies and established in June 2020. The purpose of the foundation is to facilitate blended learning (2) pathways in the dairy industry via a modern online platform. The platform can facilitate education and trainings worldwide and is now available for all parties who intend to educate and train (future) dairy professionals. The platform is an efficient way to make advanced (Dutch) knowledge and knowhow available to students and trainees worldwide.
The foundation not only offers the platform itself, but it can also develop materials, trainings and provide tailor made solutions to meet any learning demand, both for the Dutch and international market. This enables local people to provide high quality education and professional trainings.
The didactic concept of Dairy Delta Academy is based on a mix of theory, practical training and practical assignments. The learning content is up-to-date and adjusted to the context of the country. Students and trainees log in to the platform and learn in their own learning environment, linked to a personal coach. This entails the possibility to personalize on level and speed of the learning process.
Besides that, Dairy Delta Academy offers direct support for schools and training institutions when starting up using the platform. That support focusses among others on optimizing the connection between the online parts and the physical sessions related to theoretical and practical training (skills training).The learning platform is cloud based and deployed on the infrastructure of Brainstud: https://brainstud.com/en/. Dairy Delta Academy contains a blended learning-training for teachers and trainers, helping them to get acquainted with the didactic concept of blended learning and the usage of the platform.
Joining the platform
Organizations having interest utilizing the services and/or the digital platform from Dairy Delta Academy itself, can make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org. In consultation with the organization, the best solution will be selected in relation to the concerned learning demand.
It is the vision of Dairy Delta Academy that knowledge through lifelong learning is the most essential factor that contributes to the exponentially growing demand for healthy, nutritious and safe food across the world. The automatic integration of a practical context in the learning concept, enables Dairy Delta Academy to contribute to the essential need to improve practical skills and knowhow among people active in dairy, all over the world.
(1) On June 4th 2020, the foundation Dairy Delta Academy was established by Aeres and Bles Dairies. Primary objective of the foundation is to develop and provide teaching and training materials on dairy farming worldwide. These materials are specifically offered through a digital platform with the didactic approach of Blended Learning. This provides the dairy sector anywhere in the world the possibility to get access to the Dutch knowledge and expertise in dairy. The platform is also open to other knowledge providers and can be fully integrated to the environment of any organization interested in working with it. Dairy Delta Academy cooperates closely with Triple Dairy for the implementation.
(2) Blended learning: a learning approach that combines online and social training methods and integrates with traditional education activities