- Keywords:Educational sciences, General and logistic services
- Disciplines:Teacher education and professional development of educators, Educational technology, Instructional psychology and instructional design, Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogics, Higher education, Secondary education, Didactics of school subjects, Mesolevel instructional sciences, Microlevel instructional sciences, Teacher training
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I am currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (MILO). My research interests are in the field of instructional design and educational innovation. Most of my work focuses on ICT integration in teaching and learning processes.
In more recent work, I am especially interested in exploring the interplay between (ICT) innovations and professional development, with a specific focus on behavioral science. Also in this area I investigate themes at the individual level, e.g. educational beliefs, and at school level, e.g. leadership. To present how these themes relate, the SQR-model was developed, focusing on strategies to prepare teachers for ICT integration.
Moreover, much of my work is related to the social implications of educational innovations. To illustrate, in collaboration with development agencies, I have carried out studies on the potential of ICT in Africa and digital exclusion in Flanders. I was involved in research projects across different countries including China, Australia, Indonesia and Kenya. As a Visiting Scholar I worked at the Edith Cowan University (Australia), Twente University (the Netherlands), Oslo University (Norway) and the University of British Columbia (Canada).