My turn on Erasmus TV

On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00h, Tessa Hofland (Erasmus Magazine) hosts a short talkshow in the CLI Education Lab. We now know that many people watch the broadcast from home. Today, it was my turn together with Dion Bongaerts (RSM). You can watch it here. We...

The corona crisis in the USA

The corona crisis in the USA

In the first week of March, I went on a business trip to the USA. I joined the team of SURF.nl (the national network of research on higher education) to participate in EDUCAUSE's Learning Initiative 2020 in Seattle, a large conference about educational innovation in...

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...

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...

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...

Talking about History in Spain

Talking about History in Spain

On 12 October I gave an invited lecture about Playful engagement through serious gaming at the international conference ‘Innovative Digital Practices in History Education’. I was invited by Mario Carretero and María Cantabrana (Autónoma University Madrid). The venue...

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...