This evening, 22 January 2020, I had the great pleasure of attending the Final Day of the EdTech Validation Program. Hosted by TU Delft, and powered by Yes!Delft, it was a really interesting event centred around eight EdTech startups who had just completed the three month program. Led by EdTech Focus Area Manager and Startup … Continue reading 2020 Final Day Yes!Delft EdTech Validation Program
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On Wednesday 22 May, I gave an evening workshop to Masters students of the MBA, MICM and MFMC programmes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. This workshop will offer some insights on how to best present yourself. Not only during a face-to-face presentation or interview but also online. One of the ways to professionally … Continue reading Presenting yourself online and offline
On Tuesday 21 May 2019, I attended my second OMHE (Online Media in Higher Education) event, hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam. OMHE is a collaboration between the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam but all are welcome. I went on behalf of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. For the opening keynote, Jonathan Tinnacher from … Continue reading 2019 OMHE Online Media in Higher Education
Photo credit: Florence , Google On 9 April 2019 I had the opportunity to visit Google Amsterdam for the DWQT training. DWQT stands for Digitale Werkplaats Qualified Teacher. For the last year (2017-2018), I was a trainer myself on the Google Offline Training, read more about that here: https://zestee.com/category/google-digital-marketing-workshops/ On that project, I represented Google … Continue reading 2019 Google Amsterdam DWQT
I first heard of John Hattie last year, when his book "Making Learning Visible" was one of our texts for the teacher training course I followed at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. As an Australian living in the Netherlands, it was a nice extra bonus to hear he's from "my part of the world" … Continue reading John Hattie: Making Learning Visible
The Google Digital Marketing Workshops are offered at higher education institutions throughout the Netherlands. This programme is part of the Grow with Google initiative, supporting students and business owners to increase their digital skills. Also called the "Digital Garage" there is an extensive free online training programme available: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage. I'm one of the trainers for the … Continue reading 2018 Google Digital Marketing Workshops Rotterdam Business School
Yesterday (20 June 2018), I had the pleasure of spending time with the FeedbackFruits team and other educators in Amsterdam at the "FeedbackFruits Education Inspiration Day" where I spoke about my own research about "How can elearning enhance study success..." The event was held in the very trendy "FreedomLab" in Amsterdam (yes, that is a … Continue reading 2018 Feedback Fruits Education Inspiration Day Amsterdam
This year, Manuela Damant and I together delivered two full day classes to the part time MFMC (Masters in Financial Management and Control) students at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, covering the following topics: Personal Branding Presentation Skills Negotiation Skills Networking Skills As these part time students are also working alongside their study, the … Continue reading 2018 MFMC Part time Professional Skills Classes
If you’re a higher education teacher or lecturer, you probably struggled with the following questions: “how do I save time” and “how do I give students the attention they need and deserve?” Finding a solution is hard. It doesn’t help that both questions seem to contradict each other; the more personal guidance each student gets, … Continue reading SOWISO: Science and Maths elearning platform for higher education
On Wednesday 14 February and Wednesday 14 March, Manuela Damant and delivered two full day classes to the full time MFMC (Masters in Financial Management and Control) students at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, covering the following topics: Personal Branding Presentation Skills Negotiation Skills Networking Skills These classes were held on the main campus. We really … Continue reading 2018 MFMC Full time Professional Skills Classes
Around three years ago, I began teaching part time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). I began as a freelancer and have just finished two temporary contracts. This month I begin as a permanent lecturer. I've always been interested in educational theory and am currently following two courses aimed at those teaching in … Continue reading Teaching teaching and understanding understanding
"What does digital learning mean to me?" was the key question at the Mc Graw Hill Education Digital Learning Day held in Rotterdam on 19 May 2017. Here's a few of my tweets from the day.
I was very excited to open LinkedIn today and see this: LinkedIn Learning launches and is free this week (24-30 October 2016): I've been an elearning enthusiast for almost a decade now and have been watching this elearning explosion happening in recent years. I've spoken about it at a few events (see my Slideshare deck) and … Continue reading LinkedIn Learning Launches and is free this week
On 25 August 2016, I attended a staff day and workshops with The Hague University of Applied Sciences. There was a lot on offer form artists and creative thinkers. The goal was for us lecturers to "reshape everyday quality" and bring more creativity into our classes.
In the past, I've been a member of Toastmasters and found it to be a fantastic way to improve my speaking and leadership skills and confidence. I started as a member of the Young Achievers Toastmasters group in Brisbane, way back in the late 90's, and still have some friends today from that club. One, … Continue reading New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters
In September 2015, I began studying a part-time MICM (Master in International Communication Management) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Update - I graduated in August 2017 - which you can read about here: MICM Graduation For the rest of my MICM Journey you can follow these posts: My MICM Journey But now back … Continue reading MICM : Master in International Communication Management – my personal overview