Projects

Current projects

Edith Stein - TeleTOP life voor de TSE (2008-2008)
Funded by Edith Stein. Design and development of an environment to support the competence based curriculum of the Twente School of Education. The environment is based on MOSS2007. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Research, Development, Consultant.

TeleTOP e-learning - TeleTOP life: Design and development of personal learning and work environment (2007-ongoing)
Funded by TeleTOP e-learning. Design and deverlopment of a modular personal learning and work environment based on open standards using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement, design and Development.

Completed projects

SURFnet - Developing sample material and user manual for SURFgroepen (2009)
Funded by SURFNET. Design and development of examples for courses, projects and portfolios used in SURFgroepen. The main purpose was how to use SURFgroepen for educational purposes as a personal learning and work environment using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement.
 
SURFnet - Workshop, Expert SURFgroepen (2009)
Funded by SURFNET. Design and development of a workshop how to use SURFgroepen for educational purposes as a personal learning and work environment using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Design, Development, Consultancy, Workshop leader.

SURFnet - Workshop, Onderwijs voor SURFgroepen (2008)
Funded by SURFNET. Design and development of a workshop how to use SURFgroepen for educational purposes as a personal learning and work environment using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Design, Development, Workshop leader.

SURFnet - Workshop, Projecten voor SURFgroepen (2008)
Funded by SURFNET. Design and development of a workshop how to use SURFgroepen in projects using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Design, Development, Workshop leader. 

Willem van oranje college - Digitaal klassenboek (2007-2008)
Funded by Willem van Oranje College. Digital class book based on MOSS2007. Role(s): Design,Development.

Twente School of Education - Pilot MOSS2007 (2007-2008)
Funded by TeleTOP e-learning. Design and development of an environment to support the competence based curriculum of the Twente School of Education. The environment is based on MOSS2007. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Research, Development, Consultant.

Artez - Digiport( 2007Q1)
Funded by Artez - Digital track portfolio for MOSS2007. Role(s): Consultant

SURFnet - TeleTOP life voor SURFgroepen (2008)
Funded by SURFNET. Design and development of a modular personal learning and work environment based on SURFgroepen using MS Sharepoint as platform. Role(s): Projectmanagement, Design and Development.

Universiteit Twente - MOSS2007 in Education. (2007-2008)
Funded by the University of Twente - Onderzoek naar de mogelijkheden van MOSS2007 voor onderwijs. Role(s): Researcher, Consultant.

Universiteit Twente - MOSS2007 in Education. Pilot in the Master CIMA (2007)
Funded by the TeleTOP e-learning. Testing the possibilities of the SURFgroepen environment in a pilot. A Master course was prepared in SURFgroepen for a group of students to research eductional possibilities. Role(s): Developer, Consultant, Researcher.

Digitale Universiteit - Migratie learn exact (2007)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Migratie learn exact. Role(s): Projectmanagement

Digitale Universiteit – Technical Team Learn Exact LCMS (2005-2007)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Providing technical support of project teams in the development of educational content in terms of learning objects based on specifications of learning technology. Role(s): Projectmanagement.

Digitale Universiteit – Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) (2005-2007)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Providing quality assurance for project outcomes in terms of interoperability of educational content in terms of learning objects based on specifications of learning technology. Role(s): Consultant.

Edustandaard - Inrichting en opzet van Edustandaard (2006)
Funded by University of Twente. Procedures and installation of Edustandaard as organisation for controlling and managing educational standards in the Netherlands. Role(s): Consultant.

Leonardo Davinci – S(t)imulation Communautair actieprogramma inzake beroepsopleiding (2006Q4-2007Q4)
Funded by Leonardi Da Vinci in collaboration with Lanxess. Educational Design and Formative evaluation of a simulation environment for learning chemical processes. Role(s): Researcher.

KIM – Support for the development and implementation of learning technology specifications (2005-2006)
Funded by the KIM [Royal Netherlands Naval College]. Providing technical support of project teams in the development of educational content in terms of learning objects based on specifications of learning technology. Role(s): Researcher.

Politie academie– ondersteuning en advies voor het project E-Learning standaard en LCMS (2005-2006)
Funded by the Dutch police academy. Providing technical support of project teams in the development of educational content in terms of learning objects based on specifications of learning technology. Role(s): Researcher.

Digitale Universiteit - Verkenning Automatisering Metadaterings Processen VAMP (2006)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Inventory of tools that can provide metadata to learning objects automatically. Project lead by Open University. Role(s): Researcher.

Minerva - Innovative Didactics and Web-based learning (2005-2006)
Funded by the European Committee. Developing a support tool to support teachers to create, share and reuse assignments and lesson plans. The project runs in Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Netherlands and the Slovak Rebublic. Role(s): Researcher, and consultant.

Digitale Universiteit – Ubiquitous Learning (2006-2006)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Inventory of possibilities of Ubiquitous Learning. How can new ambient technologies support learning . Role(s): Researcher.

Stichting Leerplan Ontwikkeling (SLO) - Gaming research (2006)
Funded by SLO. The purpose of the research is to identify how Gaming can be used within education. The focus of the research will be on available researchprojects, possibilities, good practices, implementation, and experiences in eduction. Role(s): Researcher.

Stichting Leerplan Ontwikkeling (SLO) - ICT Inventory research (2006)
Funded by SLO. The purpose of the research is to identify how ICT can be used within the organization. The focus of the research will be on internal and external communication, related knowledge management issues, support of employees. Role(s): Researcher.

Universiteit Twente - SAKAI in Education. Pilot in the Master Technical Applications in Education and Training (TAET) (2005)
Funded by the University of Twente. Trying out the possibilities of the SAKAI learning environment in a pilot. A Master course was prepared in SAKAI for a group of students to research eductional possibilities. Role(s): Teacher, Researcher

TNO Human Factors - The use of Templates and learning packaged in Moodle (2006)
Funded by TNO Human Factors. Using EXE as authoring tool, templates were developed to design learning materials for the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Moodle was used as learning environment. Role(s): Researcher, Designer, Consultant

Surf foundation – Inventory of current status of Portals in higher education (2005-2006)
Funded by SURF foundation. The purpose of the research is to identify the current status of portals in the Netherlands. The focus of the research will be on the educational support offered by portals in the different contexts. One of the results of the projects is a decision support tool for the management that helps them decide what aspects of portals are desired, needed, and required within a particular context. Role(s): Project leader, Researcher.

Leonardo Da Vinci – Pilot Project eNstructor: Development of content based on learning objects (2004-2005)
Funded by the European framework Leonardo Da Vinci. Development of material for the e-instructor focusing on the role of instructional design models and quality insurance and the use of instructional design in the development of course material. Role(s): Content developer.

Digitale Universiteit – Content Development (2004-2005)
Funded by the Digitale Universiteit. Providing guidelines for the development of educational content. The guidelines focus on the technical specifications and sustainable development of content. A. Strijker: Researcher.

Shell - University of Twente Collaborative Project (2001-2006)
Funded by Shell International Exploration and Production (SIEP) Learning and Development. The purpose of this research is to identify an appropriate and innovative model of e-learning for Shell, to study the technology requirements for support of the model in the unique Shell situation, and to test the model and technology requirements via the use of the TeleTOP Web-based course-management system. The research involves return on investment studies as well as work with standards and re-use and with the implementation of blended learning. Role(s): Researcher.

Shell - Knowledge sharing (Shell - University of Twente Collaborative Project, 2003-2004)
Funded by Shell. This research focuses on the integration of knowledge management tools and resources for learning. Role(s): Researcher.

TNO FEL- Reusability of learning objects in context: Human and technical aspects (2001-2004)
Funded by TNO-FEL (2001-2002) and Shell. The purpose of this research is to develop and validate tools for applying international standards for metadata and re-use (initially, SCORM) to the TeleTOP system and to study the use of the standards in practice. Role(s): Researcher.

Digitale Universiteit - Metadata Guideline (2003)
Funded by Digitale Universiteit.  This project is about the development of a metadata-application profile for projects created within the DU. This profile describes the minimal metadata set and vocabulary used within the consortium. Role(s): Researcher.

Shell EP - Implementation of TeleTOP® at Shell EP (2002-2004)
Funded by Shell EP. The purpose of this research was to develop and validate tools for applying international standards for metadata and re-use (initially, ADL SCORM™) to the TeleTOP system and to study the use of the standards in practice within blended-learning courses. Work packages within the project were: Definition of specifications for courses with regard to metadata and reusability, developing procedures for dissemination of knowledge about standards regarding reuse, developing tools for actual reuse within courses, lifecycles of courses, reuse procedures, using the Shell EP competence structure as a classification structure, and the implementation of the structure in LOM. Role(s): Designer and researcher.

Shell EP – Knowledge Sharing project (2003-2004)
Funded by Shell EP. An inventory of procedures and taxonomies for reusing and sharing knowledge objects was made in different locations within the Shell EP organization. Because of the decentralization of Shell EP, knowledge and expertise is scattered over locations around the world. Inventories were made at the NAM in Assen, Shell Rijswijk, and the Shell EP Learning Centre in Noordwijk. NAM is a centre of excellence for document management, in Rijswijk a group is working on knowledge management and the new ways of working involved, while the Shell EP Learning Centre includes a group of LDLs (Learning and Development Leaders, i.e. instructors or course leaders and designers) involved in training and learning within courses. Experts involved in knowledge sharing, information and communication technology, document management, and building taxonomies were interviewed and existing systems analyzed. Role(s): Consultant, and researcher. 

Shell Exploration and Production (EP) - Conversion of TeleTOP (2002)
Funded by Shell EP. The University of Twente, via the Dinkel Institute (now ITBE), had the task of rebuilding the TeleTOP prototype environment into a commercial version, with Shell EP as one of the first clients. The TeleTOP® system was rebuilt for commercial purposes after it had been used for five years in an academic setting in a combined prototype and production setting. The system was back-engineered and bugs and problems were solved. Back engineering was needed to provide user assistance for use and reuse of learning objects in the future. Moving to the new commercial version included a conversion to reuse old material in the new version. The issues related to the conversion are described in this investigation. Role(s): Developer and consultant.

TNO FEL - ADL SCORM™ Pilot Royal Netherlands Air Force (2000-2001)
Funded by TNO-FEL. This was a project that consisted of three work packages and focused on the ADL SCORM™ implementation in several training programs of the Royal Dutch Air Force. This means that based on AICC, interaction between LMS and courseware was established to exchange user data and course-specific information. Role(s): researcher, analyst, designer, and developer.

TNO Technische Menskunde - LCMS project (2001-2003)
Funded by TNO-TM. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) was built for research purposes for TNO. Instructors used the LCMS to search for material to create courses. After creating courses, material was stored in the LCMS for reuse purposes. The research project had two main focuses: (a) Results from the research were used for the Dutch Royal Army to see if instructors could actually find material and use a LCMS. How the metadata were used, how instructors searched for material, and if descriptions were useful were studied; and (b) on the other hand the research also focused on the classification aspect that was to be implemented in ADL SCORM™ in the military context in terms of its use for the competence/classification structure for the Shell context. Role(s): Developer, designer, and researcher.

TNO FEL - Implementation of ADL SCORM in IMAT (2001)
Funded by TNO-FEL.The IMAT system was developed to create metadata for segments of technical manuals to use for future e-learning purposes. Based on indices, headings, a predefined taxonomy, and other characteristics of the content, materials were divided into reusable objects and metadata was added. This project focused on the implementation of ADL SCORM™ in the existing metadata schema. The existing IMAT metadata set was analyzed and mapped against the LOM. Role(s): Researcher.

KIM – Inventory reuse aspects within the KIM (2001)
Funded by KIM. The KIM (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Marine, Royal Netherlands Naval College) investigation focused on the instructor interviews to gather data about the possibilities for reuse and the need for tools. Also questions about the differences in learning scenarios, organizational strategies, and type of learning material were part of the interview. Role(s): Researcher

University of Twente - TeleTOP® at the University of Twente (1997-2001)
Funded by University of Twente. TeleTOP®  is a course-management developed at the Faculty of Educational Science and Technology to support blended-learning courses. Along with the design and development of a technical system to support this change, the TeleTOP system, the project also focused on new didactics and instructor support, and on the change process in the organization. Role(s): Researcher, designer, and developer.

SURF foundation - Alpha Beta (1999-2001)
Funded by SURF foundation. The Alfa Beta Project focused on the reuse and exchangeability aspects between course-management systems. A metadata-tagging tool based on ADL SCORM™ / LOM was developed for the TeleTOP® (http://www.teletop.nl) system and a Learning Content Management System was set up to get user experiences and results.  Role(s): Researcher.
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