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New online professional point-of-presence

I’ve decided to open a “personal” Facebook page where I can post stuff that I think other like-minded people might want to read on learning, teaching, technology, education, society, etc. But not “forcing” them to become “friends” with me, and thus giving me access to their posts… Sometimes a two-way channel is interesting, but sometimes I think it’s better to give people the choice to use a one-way channel to merely GET information, without automatically GIVING information about themselves back.

So, if you’d like to follow me, here’s the page:

21 July 2016 at 08:33 - Comments

Acting as “expert on learning with new media” on national TV

I recently had the opportunity to help Mr Science to prepare his show on Memory and the Use of New Media, aired on national TV, RTL TeleLëtzebuerg on Sunday, 5th June 2016:

6 June 2016 at 14:36 - Comments

Serving on the Editorial Review Board of the AACE

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been accepted as a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) for two journals:

Looking forward to this new opportunity to grow as a professional in the field of research.

20 January 2016 at 12:57 - Comments

Project-Based Learning: A Teaser (29-05-2015)

I just gave a presentation about “Project-Based Learning” at the eTwinning Contact Seminar, in Luxembourg:

and got some very nice feedback.

29 May 2015 at 19:05 - Comments

Lord David Puttnam: Keynote at #eTconf14

Lord David Puttnam: RESILIENT EDUCATION – We are encountering three “climate changes” at once – digital, ecological and economic. Can our education systems cope with this triple threat?

He’s showing an excerpt from Walt Disney’s Pinocchio, which he shows to his students, to show the power of cinema…

27 November 2014 at 17:13 - Comments

Reporting from the eTwinning 2014 conference in Rome/Italy

Dear Readers,

I’m currently in Rome at the eTwinning 2014 conference and will be blogging here, facebooking and tweeting (#eTconf2014‬) about all the interesting things I’ll hear and see about the use of digital media & technologies in education.

You may find further information about the event here:

All tweets here:

27 November 2014 at 16:47 - Comments

New mooc-learning experience: Design & Development of Educational Technology

I’m happy and exited to start a new mooc-learning experience on Design & Development of Educational Technology at ‪#‎MITx‬ #11.132x.

This course’s description and objectives sound like it’s THE course I had to take…

To be effective, educational technologies must be designed based on what we know about how people learn. Through interviews with multiple experts in the field, this course examines educational technologies, outlines the theories that influenced their development, and examines their use. The course leads up to a final project – a kickstarter style pitch for a new educational technology – which is worked on iteratively across the weeks.  It involves active weekly participation. In week 1, we’ll talk about the history of educational technologies and how they change the way we learn. We’ll also discuss two important educational theories that focus on student-centered learning. In week 2, we’ll explore what it means to learn something and examine several different approaches to deepen learning. We’ll begin by introducing a specific framework for thinking about learning. We’ll then take a close look at how educational software developers are more deeply engaging learners and even providing feedback to students as they learn. Week 3 will focus on forms of Active Learning, where students choose and pursue activities based on their own interests. We’ll also talk with experts about designing to help build important non-cognitive skills, like persistence and developing mastery. Week 4 will move from individual learning to collaborative learning in a range of forms, from apprenticeships to communities of practice. We’ll speak with experts about the many ways learning in groups can manifest itself. No matter what the medium, collaborative learning has a lot to teach us. Week 5 focuses on assessment.  All the clever educational technology design in the world isn’t very useful if we don’t know whether students’ learning is being enhanced by it or what changes need to be made to increase its effectiveness. We’ll talk with teachers, students, and assessment experts who will provide an overview of the different types of assessment and how technology is changing the field of assessment. Finally, in week 6, we’ll talk about design-based research, a methodology for research and design of educational innovations in which you create projects that embody the educational change you wish to study.


and it will “force” me do design & develop, i.e. to create something new… instead of merely swallowing old stuff… that’s always a good idea, according to my personal learning experiences and a bunch of scientific research studies on effective learning and teaching strategies and practices.

I’ll try to report my thoughts & feelings, as well as my productions, here and hope I’ll get (additional) constructive feedback here…

9 October 2014 at 18:30 - Comments
Bob Reuter at 18:15 on 19 January 2015
Unfortunately, I did not manage to follow this course until the end... time constraints... :-(

New “public outreach” article on Applied Learning Sciences

I’ve just linked a recent “public outreach” article on containing an “expert interview” with me on the topic of applying learning sciences to everyday school-oriented learning practices.

Feel free to comment it, if you can read German and feel like you’ve got something valuable to say about this topic…

22 September 2014 at 21:20 - Comments

Big Trend: Free online learning & assessment resources

I’ve got the impression that many companies are investing in offering free online learning and assessment resources and tools.

I recently discovered these two:

They can be interesting for learners, looking for self-paced revision and for teachers wishing to make their jobs easier (and spend their time on more meaningful activities)…

What do you think about these two tools?

4 June 2014 at 16:28 - Comments

What can schools, teachers and learners learn from implicit learning research?

Here is the slideshow of my oral presentation “What can schools, teachers and learners learn from implicit learning research?”, that I just gave at the Fourth scientific symposium of the Association for Research in Neuroeducation, at the Université de Caen, in Caen, Basse-Normandie, France .

27 May 2014 at 15:42 - Comments