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  • Academic Tribe
    Founder, 2014 - present
    Founder at Academic Tribe, a startup focused on networked communities in higher education and research. We provide learning design, digital literacy and open badges training and consultancy.
  • Deakin University
    Lecturer in Blended Learning, 2011 - 2014
  • EIT Hawke's Bay
    E-learning advisor, 2007 - 2011
  • UCOL
    E-learning designer & developer, 2006 - 2007
  • Info Opleiders
    Instructional designer, 2001 - 2003
  • Freelance: Cat's Pyjamas
    E-learning & Web design, 2003 - 2006
  • Imaginal Training
    E-learning consultant & trainer, 2000 - 2001
  • Academic Services
    WebCT Team member, 1999 - 2000
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New Zealand - Germany, Netherlands, Egypt - Seedorf (G) - Maastricht (NL) - Huizen (NL) - Cairo (EG) - Leiden (NL) - Amsterdam (NL) - Cork (IE) - The Hague (NL) - Palmerston North (NZ) - Napier (NZ)
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Education technologist and network practitioner. Developing networked communities in education and research.
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I'm an educational technologist working in higher education, committed to improving learning and work experiences through emerging technologies. My special interests are personal learning networks, learning design, digital literacies and open badges. 

I have worked for 15 years in eLearning, in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia, in corporate training and in higher education.

I’m Dutch but have lived in Germany, Ireland, Egypt, New Zealand and Australia. If asked, I'll tell you I'm a kiwi.

I like to play my ukulele.



The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent my employer's positions, strategies, or opinions.
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Probably best known in the Moodle community for creating the Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers
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  • University of Amsterdam
  • University Utrecht
  • University College Cork
  • University of Southern Queensland
    Master of Education Technology, 2004 - 2008
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Adding to our #lxdesign resources... @lxdesignco 
Think of the last time you ordered a book, booked a flight, or bought a car. How did you choose which book to read, where to go for vacation, or which car was best for you? You may have searched online, read reviews, or asked others for advice to help you make an informed decision. In a word, you learned. Learning is a complex process with distinct stages, each with corresponding tasks and emotions. Understanding how users learn can help us desig...
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Youtube makes perfect sense to me! Or did you mean all sense dies at RMIT?
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Okay, I discovered something new about Coursera, which makes me even more BAFFLED about the people who designed this software and what they were thinking. My main complaint about the software is that it does nothing to facilitate person-to-person LASTING connections: there are no profile pages, no avatars, no links from names to profile pages, no way to follow someone - just discussion board forums and threads where your name shows up at the bottom of your post and (student) in parentheses to indicate you're a student, plus I have seen one person labeled (staff). DRIVES ME CRAZY. I see a comment by someone that strikes me as interesting, makes me want to connect with that person, but I can do NOTHING - cannot find out anything about that person, and will probably never see them again, given the massiveness of the course.
BUT... here's the weirdness - apparently there is a "leaderboard" for the discussion boards based on some algorithm for "reputation" - (I noticed a link to this at the bottom of a forum page)... so, I go to this leaderboard thing, and there I am, currently #3 on the leaderboard, and there is a whole list of other people's names, some of which I recognize... and WHAT NOW? I cannot click on any of these names to see who these people are, I cannot see any of their contributions to the discussions, cannot follow them, cannot do anything.
So hell's bells what on earth is the point of creating a pseudo-personal thing like this, ranking people like this... when you cannot even connect with another person...???
I am BAFFLED.
Any possible explanations for this would be welcome. Surely the people who built Coursera have used Twitter or Facebook or some social network and understand that people like to connect with each other, right?
Anyway, as I complain about the software, do not let it be said I did not give it a serious try. Although the discussion board software strikes me as basically awful, worse than awful, I have been trying hard to participate this week to see if I could make it work (the subject matter is very near and dear to my heart)... so, thanks to all this banging my head against the discussion board wall I have acquired a good "reputation" I guess ha ha.
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What kinds of questions and opportunities does the open web raise for scholars? How can universities best support academic identity development and open web research among graduate students, faculty, and affiliated scholars? 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by dave cormier. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Hey everyone in Melbourne. Bron Stuckey and I are holding an open badges workshop on Tuesday 9th December. We have decided for this inaugural #BadgeLab to make the event very low cost and donate all fees to a Xmas Appeal. We want to road test this, and would love to have you along for the ride.

We know it's a crowded time of year, but if you have or are planning a badge project and would like to use the assembled group as a sounding board for design then do come join us! #AcademicTribe #InnovativeEducationalIdeas

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/badgelab-learn-play-and-strategize-with-open-badges-tickets-14589472505
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Hello everyone, we are offering a one day workshop on open badges in Melbourne on 9th December called BadgeLab. We'll also run another one in Sydney in January. Spread the word :-)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/badgelab-learn-play-and-strategize-with-open-badges-tickets-14589472505
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Turn your Trello® cards into Pomodoro® tasks. Stay focused, accomplish more.
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I do like my Treehouse badges but so wish they were open...
 
Not Open Badges (yet!) but a decent overview of one way to create a badge system.
Gamification and social media currently play a huge role in web design and in our newly launched e-learning website, Treehouse. “Brochure style” websites are quickly becoming outdated, and instead users expect beautifully designed environments that are interactive and encourage exploration....
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They have two choices: #1 - Integrate Mozilla Open Badges into their current LMS or #2 - Start using an LMS that already has Open Badges integrated.

The Open Badges issuer code and docs are available online: https://github.com/mozilla/openbadges-specification/blob/master/Assertion/latest.md
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So true! Terrible learner experience.... #lxdesign  
 
Okay, I discovered something new about Coursera, which makes me even more BAFFLED about the people who designed this software and what they were thinking. My main complaint about the software is that it does nothing to facilitate person-to-person LASTING connections: there are no profile pages, no avatars, no links from names to profile pages, no way to follow someone - just discussion board forums and threads where your name shows up at the bottom of your post and (student) in parentheses to indicate you're a student, plus I have seen one person labeled (staff). DRIVES ME CRAZY. I see a comment by someone that strikes me as interesting, makes me want to connect with that person, but I can do NOTHING - cannot find out anything about that person, and will probably never see them again, given the massiveness of the course.
BUT... here's the weirdness - apparently there is a "leaderboard" for the discussion boards based on some algorithm for "reputation" - (I noticed a link to this at the bottom of a forum page)... so, I go to this leaderboard thing, and there I am, currently #3 on the leaderboard, and there is a whole list of other people's names, some of which I recognize... and WHAT NOW? I cannot click on any of these names to see who these people are, I cannot see any of their contributions to the discussions, cannot follow them, cannot do anything.
So hell's bells what on earth is the point of creating a pseudo-personal thing like this, ranking people like this... when you cannot even connect with another person...???
I am BAFFLED.
Any possible explanations for this would be welcome. Surely the people who built Coursera have used Twitter or Facebook or some social network and understand that people like to connect with each other, right?
Anyway, as I complain about the software, do not let it be said I did not give it a serious try. Although the discussion board software strikes me as basically awful, worse than awful, I have been trying hard to participate this week to see if I could make it work (the subject matter is very near and dear to my heart)... so, thanks to all this banging my head against the discussion board wall I have acquired a good "reputation" I guess ha ha.
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A new blog post by Jess for our #lxdesign blog
  Flickr image: Two Loners, by Cass A/B, or split testing, offers you a way to test out different course design ideas you have, and to see how your students understand them. It basically consists…
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Be sure to join us for the final OBANZ hangout of the year! Natalie Denmaede shares with us her classroom gamification project The Velvet Throne. Which House will become the noble family to rule over all of Tareesteros and sit on the Velvet Throne?

This classroom gamification project aims to motivate learners to complete a qualification in Certificate Three and Four in Digital Media. The students are mainly young boys 17 - 22 with  a few mature age students.

If you have burning questions around the issuing of badges, or how it would work in your organisation, we'd love to have you on the panel.

If you are keen to listen in and participate, we will once again use the Etherpad collaborative notetaking and chat app so you can add your questions, notes and contributions. Link to follow...
This Hangout On Air is hosted by OBANZ - Open Badges Australia and New Zealand. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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