Delft University of Technology​

Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. With over 13000 students and 2100 scientists (including 200 full professors), it is an establishment of both national importance and significant international standing. The Delft University of Technology has 14 different B.Sc. and more than 30 M.Sc. programs. Renowned for its high standard of education and research, TU Delft collaborates with other educational establishments and research institutes, both within and outside of the Netherlands. It also enjoys partnerships with governments, trade organizations, numerous consultancy companies, industry, and small and medium-sized enterprises. TU Delft is an “interactive partner”, committed to answering its multifaceted demands and initiating changes to benefit people in the future.

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning (LDE CEL) develops and researches new forms of efficient, effective, and enjoyable learning with technology in Higher Education. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, and the University of Technology Delft joined forces to start the centre in 2014 to bundle efforts on innovation, research, and professionalization in Higher Education. The center runs the EdTech challenge combining the three incubators of ECE Rotterdam, Plnt Leiden, and YES!Delft. With academic experts from the three universities, business experts from the incubators and. access to testing groups, launching customers, and funding possibilities, the startups have access to everything needed to launch their business. Furthermore, CEL coordinates a research program on Technology Enhanced Learning focusing on large-scale evaluations in Open Education, new developments of immersive and augmented media in medical, leisure, sports, and construction sectors, as also Data Enhanced Education developing and evaluating the impact of Learning Analytics in blended education. Third,  CEL links the innovation and research to the professionalization efforts of the three universities including the TU Delft Teaching Lab and Teaching Academy, the Research and Training Center of Erasmus University (RISBO), and the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON). CEL organizes professional development pressure cookers and focused teacher development coaching for making use of new technologies in HE.

Dr. Jacqueline Wong

Jacqueline Wong is a postdoctoral researcher at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. As part of the PRogramme of Innovation in Mathematics Education (PRIME), she leads research projects on promoting student motivation and self-regulated learning in blended service mathematics courses. Jacqueline obtained her PhD Cum Laude in January 2022 at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands on enhancing self-regulated learning through instructional support and learning analytics in online higher education.

Prof. dr. Marcus Specht

Marcus Specht is Professor for Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning. He is also Professor for Learning Technologies at the Welten Institute of the Open Universiteit. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 2001 he headed the department “Mobile Knowledge” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 to 2018 he was director of the Learning Innovation Lab at the Open Universiteit. His research focus is on Mobile and Contextualized Learning Technologies and Social and Immersive Media for Learning, and Data Enhanced Education. Prof. Specht is an Apple Distinguished Educator and was President (2013-2015) of the International Association of Mobile Learning.

Drs. Naomi Wahls

Naomi is starting her PhD in Educational Technology at TU Delft in Using Game Design Patterns to create meaningful interactions and increase Student Engagement.She is a Learning Developer and Continuing Professional Development Coordinator at the Delft University of Technology and the Hub Coordinator on topics related to society, peace, justice, gender, equity for UNESCO Open Education for a Better World. She has an MA in Spanish and an MA in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado Denver.