Author michael

Michael is a Strategic Advisor on Innovation at Kennisnet, the public educational organization which supports and inspires Dutch primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of new technology. Michael is a computer scientist by background and is specialized in helping schools understand and apply new technology to support more engaging and more effective learning. Michael focuses mainly on two areas: 1) advising schools about future-proof, reliable ICT infrastructure that fits their specific needs and 2) stimulating awareness among schools on the potential of data and learning analytics to facilitate data-enabled education while respecting privacy of both learners and teachers. His many ‘hobby-projects’ include the promotion of teaching computer science and programming in schools and the internet of things including but not limited to the quantified self.

On the Friday afternoon of BETT 2015 I had the pleasure to take part in the panel of the LACE seminar on learning analytics. The seminar aimed at the schools sector was led by LACE partner Dr Jan Hylén, working with Skolverket in Sweden and started with an excellent introduction to learning analytics and educational data mining by LACE partner Dr Doug Clow from The Open University. My short presentation concerned the viewpoint from the Dutch national schools network. For Kennisnet, the public educational organization which supports and inspires Dutch primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of ict,…