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
Owner Kerfuffle VOF
Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Fellow, 2015 + 2016
Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator, 2014
Skype Master Trainer 2016
Toshiba Digistudent Award, 2000
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.
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.
I founded Kerfuffle.be in 2006. We design websites and develop apps.
Collaborative learning: Constructivism versus ConnectivismJan 2015
Blended learning: remote learning via web conferencing toolsFeb 2015
Creating and benefits of digital textbooksFeb 2015
Distance LearningApr 2015
Project Kakuma: how we offer education via Skype to African Refugees (Kenya)Jan 16
Power of Social media - Office Mix - SwayJan 16
Presenting to educatorsJan 16
Why students need to learn to analyze and visualize data
Presenting to school leadersJan 16
Project KakumaJan 16
Presented about Project KakumaApr 16
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
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