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Distinguished lecture: Professor Ton de Jong, University of Twente

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May 19

Date and time: 19 May, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Ton de Jong, University of Twente
Title: Moving into an era of digital education, which innovations lay ahead?

Location: Zoom
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

Picture of Ton de JongAbstract: Active or engaged learning is currently getting much attention because it engages students and has proven to be a very effective form of science learning. Engaged learning, however, may also require considerable effort and time from teachers. Inquiry learning with online laboratories fits very well with this approach of engaged learning.

In this presentation, Ton de Jong will focus on the advantages of introducing digital education in the form of online laboratories and discussing students’ inquiry processes and how these can be actively supported by technological means in the form of focused, flexible, and adaptive online scaffolds. An introduction will be given to the Go-Lab sharing platform, including a federation of online labs (

We will make a tour along the Go-Lab ecosystem facilities, including its online labs, scaffolds, learning analytics, and collaboration facilities. We will discuss the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning and explore possibilities for fully online or blended learning.

Bio: Ton de Jong is a full professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, where he is head of the Department of Instructional Technology. He has authored more than 100 journal papers, three papers in Science, and over 90 book chapters and multiple edited volumes. Ton is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the International Society of Learning Sciences and is an appointed member of the Academia Europaea.

Profile of Ton de Jong