Coordinator of the programme "University Teaching Qualification" , or in Dutch BKO: Basis kwalificatietraject onderwijs. 2007 -
Coordinator of the course Teaching Skills for Sciense Teaching Assistants (PhD Students) (period 2008-2011)
- Lecturing Qualifications and Innovative Teaching Methods (group leader)
- Towards Excellence in School and University Teaching (member)
- Inovative Teaching Lecturers qualification (co-leader)
- Innovative Methods in University Chemistry Education (member)
- Developing independent learners in Chemistry (member)
The ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network, ECTN-3) working group Developing independent learners in Chemistry worked together in the period April 2005 - April 2006. The groep has prepared a final rapport and presented his work at the annual ECTN conference.
The ECTN working group Innovative Methods in University Chemistry Education (ECTN-4) worked between 2007-2009. The group published in 2009 a handbook about university chemistry teaching.Together with Claire McDonnell I've written a chapter entitled "Online support and online assessment for teaching and learning chemistry".
Core team member Link
SIGMA is a S pecial I nterest G roup M athematics A ctivities organized by SURF to deal with mathematical pre-knowledge problems of students who enter the higher education programmes.
SIGMA is organized in workinggroups. The first SIGMA working grouprs started in january 2007. SIGMA prize was awarded to best technology enhanced innovation projects about bridging the gap in mathemthics knowledge at the university.
A project General and Research Skills in the BachelorChemistry and Bio-exact took place from 2003 to 2006 at the UvA. The bachelor Chemistry and the bachelor Bio-exact continued with this approach later on.
The goal of the pilot project was to give more attention to the development of academic skills during the curriculum and to get the students more involved with their own academic development. A competence development matrix was used. An electronic portfolio was used (OSP portfolio of Sakai, later on Blackbord) as a tool to support this. The development of academic skills was fully integreted within the subject specific courses. The experiences of this project were presented on the conferentie ePortfolio2006 in October 2006 in Oxford.
Project manager of the project MARCH_ET (Make Relevant Choice in Educational Technology), 2009-2011, SURFfoundation, National Action Programme E-learning 2008. http://www.marchet.nl
A follow up project delivered an E-learning Cookbook.
Project manager. Joint project of three dutch universities: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Erasmus UNiversiteit Rotterdam and University of Maastricht. In this project methods were developed and didactic scenario's to be used by remedial courses in Mathematics. ICT is intensively used by these courses. See the project results on the project website (in Dutch). See Online Handbook Didactic Scenario's for Flexibel Remedial Teaching.
See the link to the video with the interviews with the students, teachers, educational managment and project team.
Project manager at the UvA. In this project the Studio course model was developed and applied at different science courses. Voor more information see: Interactief Bètaonderwijs, Ervaringen uit de praktijk , Utrecht: SURF, Platform ICT and Education. A short video about studio coursemodel is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DR6wTHgPZbY
A project for Chemistry in Duch high school. The online student learning module "Zoetstoffen" in Dutch or "Sweeteners (in English) was in use in secondary schools which were involved in the experimental phase of the educational renovation Chemistry between concept and context. The 3D molecular models are realised with Jmol (Java applets). During the development of the learning unit a weblog of this project was written occasionally (in Dutch). The development of the learning unit took place in 2004-2006.
The Web Class Chemistry was developed to provide the secondary school students with information about university chemistry. It is not a guided information tour but a small distant learning course with the objective to introduce chemistry as a scientific discipline. The Web ClassChemistry was part of a broader project at the University of Amsterdam Webclass. Web Class Chemistry was based on an active-learning approach and allowed different learning styles. It took place on Blackboard, which was the standard at the UvA. The 3D molecular models were using plug-in Chime.
Web Class Chemistry was first given in 2001. In spring 2006 the last Web Class Chemistry took place. A part of the material and some of the idea's of this module were used furtherin Contextchemie Zoetstoffen.
This work was pesented at 7th ECRICE, Ljubljana 24-28 Aug. 2004, pp. 92-96.
1996 - present University of Amsterdam:
December 2010 - present: Education service center, Faculty of science, University of Amsterdam (UvA)
2001 - November 2010 Senior consultant, member of the Expert group for University Education, AMSTEL Institute, Faculty of Science, UvA (Universiteit van Amsterdam).
Working areas, projects, membership:
1992 - 1997 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Working areas in this period
Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Education and Informatics, University of Ljubljana, teaching of chemistry and chemical education coursesandlabs,coaching of graduate students,consulting of chemical companies in Slovenia (Aero, Krka, Melamin).
1997- 2001 associated consultant University of Ljubljana.
Working areas in this period:
Co-author of four books (in Slovene) about experiments en methodology of the experiments for high school students and teachers (2000), development of Multimedia CD, Light and Chemical change, co-author of the book Organic Chemistry for high school (2003), one research article and 2 patent applications.
1983 - 1992 Researcher in Krka Pharmaceuticals Novo Mesto (position at the University of Ljubljana );
Working area's in this period:
development of syntheses of medicines. PhD research in organic photochemistry. Co-auteur of 17 research articles on organic photochemistry and 14 patent applications.
Books, book chapters