Since February 2014 I am a PhD candidate at the Psychological Methods group of the University of Amsterdam. My research is primarily involved with optimizing the learning benefits of large-scale online learning systems. I closely collaborate with my PhD-supervisors Gunter Maris and Han van der Maas, our research partners Cito and Oefenweb, and many others, on a variety of projects.
We aim to intervene in large-scale online learning systems, such as Coursera, in order to enable (1) evidence-based iterative improvement of these systems and (2) adaptive and personalized learning experiences (read more here and here)in collaboration with Joseph Williams, Annemarie Zand Scholten, Nienke Ruijs, Oefenweb.
We aim to identify students' 'cognitive pathology', such as suboptimal strategies or straight misconceptions, such that these students can receive targeted interventionsin collaboration with Gunter Maris, Timo Bechger, Joost Kruis.