educator - author - keynote speaker


Msc Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change - Sheffield-Hallam University, UK (2014)

Professional Bachelor Teaching - KHLim University college, Hasselt (2000)

Teacher at CVO de Verdieping / ICTdag / RENvlaanderen

Founder Zelfstudie.be

Owner Kerfuffle VOF

Developer Interactieve Determinatietabel (NL) - [website | app]
Developer Tree Key (EN) [website | app]

awardGlobal Teacher Prize top 50 finalist, 2017

awardMicrosoft Innovative Expert Educator Fellow, 2015 + 2016

awardMicrosoft Innovative Expert Educator, 2014

awardSkype Master Trainer 2016

awardToshiba Digistudent Award, 2000

Koen Timmers
Koen Timmers Global Teacher Prize 2017


Founder and coordinator of Project Kakuma

Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya) houses 179.000 refugees. 55% of all refugees are children with very limited educational opportunities. Classrooms are housing up to 150 students. The text book ratio is 1:10, there is insufficient furniture and obviously no computers at all. Via a crowd funding project we - a group of 15 educators from all over the world - are raising funds to improve their current situation. I started to teach the Kakuma refugee students via Skype and sent my private laptop to the camp. I managed to find 100 global educators willing to teach the refugees on daily base via Skype.


Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Fellow

I was awarded as a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator in 2014. It was a great honor to be chosen out of 20.000 educators and being part of 250 MIEs, spread over 150 different countries. While I attended the Global Forum in Barcelona my team was awarded with the Learn-a-thon Sustainability award. Being part of the program I try to enhance learning using technology with specialties in distance learning, digital courseware to increase students' motivation and learning outcomes.

In 2015 I became part of a small group of MIE Fellows. While we attended the E2 conference in Redmond inspiring keynotes were attended, I presented about Distance Learning and the Kakuma project was initiated.

Web designer

I founded Kerfuffle.be in 2006. We design websites and develop apps.

Take a look at my portfolio.

Keynote speaker


Educator day, London (UK)

Collaborative learning: Constructivism versus Connectivism

Jan 2015

MIE call, webinar, to 155 educators from 80 countries

Blended learning: remote learning via web conferencing tools

Feb 2015

Seminario Brixia Generatione Digitale 2, Breschia (IT)

Creating and benefits of digital textbooks

Feb 2015

Microsoft HQ, Redmond (USA)

Distance Learning

Apr 2015

EduCast Microsoft

Project Kakuma: how we offer education via Skype to African Refugees (Kenya)

Jan 16

Microsoft EBC, Brussels (BE)

Power of Social media - Office Mix - Sway

Jan 16

BETT, London (UK)

Power BI

Presenting to educators

Jan 16

Microsoft HQ, London (UK)

Why students need to learn to analyze and visualize data

Presenting to school leaders

Jan 16

Nigerian MIE Forum

Project Kakuma

Jan 16

Oulu, Finland

Presented about Project Kakuma

Apr 16

MTGS India

I've been invited as 1 of 20 maverick teachers from around the world to explore and create pedagogies for the future to support education for a sustainable world.

July 16

Microsoft Educational Summit Austria 2016

I've was keynote speaker during MESA 2016 where I reflected about the use of Technology Enhanced Learning. How to bring change into students' learning processes by connecting different learning approaches to some tools.

December 16

Featured and Quoted


I published several books at Wolters Plantyn and lots of courses at Zelfstudie.be

  • Dreamweaver, deel 1 - Wolters Plantyn - ISBN: 978-90-301-8995-4
  • Dreamweaver 1 handleiding - Wolters Plantyn
  • Dreamweaver, deel 2 - Wolters Plantyn - ISBN: 978-90-301-9058-5
  • Dreamweaver 2 handleiding - Wolters Plantyn
  • Courses Web, graphic and app design/development - Zelfstudie.be
  • OneNote 2013/2016 - ISBN: 978-90-590-5752-4 [Dutch]
  • OneNote 2013/2016 [English]


I'm columnist at Web designer Magazine.

I write columns on various educational subject.
Some columns at HotTopics.com:


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