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Jan von Meppen
As CEO of LudInc, Jan von Meppen developed ‘Professor S.’, an alternate reality game that uses storytelling as its core principle. ‘Professor S.’ won the German Computer Game Awards as best serious game and was nominated for the European Innovative Games Award. Jan is an expert on innovative education concepts, online video distribution and emerging technologies. His work has been recognised by Ashoka and the Lego Foundation. Jan studied philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Innovation in Education
Children’s media organisations from multinational giants to VC-backed start-ups have sprung up around the world to tackle the problem of how to make school subjects and learning interesting – even entertaining. How are they using technology to engage classrooms? How are live events and play used to compliment book and rote learning? How can the wider media and entertainment sector leverage companies working in the education sector to reach students and teachers in schools? ‘Innovation in Education’ brings together a panel of professionals to discuss how they approach a balance between education and entertainment in 2016, how they plan to…