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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Our bachelorprogram scrutinized

In the Netherlands, academic degree programs are externally assessed every six years. It was our turn on Friday 1 February. The international committee visited us to have a day long critical conversation about our International Bachelor for Communication and Media,...

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2019: my year of Open Access?

The past years, I invested a lot in knowledge sharing, for example by publishing our MOOC (see Teaching) or by giving public lectures to different audiences. By the end of 2018 it was great to see that Open Access publishing gained momentum. For me and my co-authors...

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Out on the streets (again)!

On Friday 14 December 2018, I joined the national demonstration of WO in actie in The Hague. Next door to the Ministry of Education. The thousands of us protested against the repeated cuts in the universities' budget. Higher education is not a priority for this...

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Chairing the Media Literacy Council

Chairing the Media Literacy Council

On 11 December 2018, I was installed as the chairman of the new Scientific Council of the Dutch Media Literacy Network. The council aims to catalogue research with respect to media literacy and digital literacy in The Netherlands in order to identify gaps in our...

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