Meanwhile, around our house

Meanwhile, around our house

Outside academia, I have been busy lately with the urban environment around our family home in Leiden. The local government initiated a drastic redevelopment of our street and its immediate surroundings. They published the 'Gebiedsvisie Schipholweg'. Our neighborhood...

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How Lei became Dr Yang

How Lei became Dr Yang

On 12 December 2020, Lei Yang successfully defended her PhD thesis at Erasmus University. I am proud she succeeded within the four year's time frame. Her research is about health communication. She studied to what extent health information in China is targeted at the...

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A round table in the MOOC

A round table in the MOOC

A new element in our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about serious gaming is the round table discussion about the impact of serious games. It was an experiment for Mijke and myself, but also for the Studio at the CLI. It went very well, thanks to the contribution of...

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Academic Director of CLI

The Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam appointed me as the academic director of the Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI). The appointment is from September 2019 till December 2023. It is quite an honor to be in charge of this vibrant community. And...

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Early June, I immersed myself in an intensive workshop about Design Thinking. The focus was on its potential usefulness for academic education, but we also touched upon managerial issues. For example, when we discussed that future academic education will benefit from...

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