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, 2014 - current
Skype Master Trainer 2016 - current
Toshiba Digistudent Award, 2000
Varkey Foundation Ambassador, 2017 - current
Maverick Teacher India, 2016
I'll present during a few conferences about Learning and bringing Innovation into Education.
My personal journey during T4B award
My vision about education to minister De Croo and senator Brusseel
Founder and coordinator of Project Kakuma
Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya) houses 200.000 refugees who fled from war and hunger in Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, Somalia, etc. 55% of all refugees are children. The classrooms are housing up to 150 students and have very limited resources: a text book ratio of 1:10 students, insufficient furniture and no power supply.
I sent my personal laptop to the camp and started to teach them via Skype. I also started raising funds via crowdfunding which allowed us to sent additional devices. Last but not least I managed to collect about 100 educators over 40 countries willing to offer free Skype lessons. We now have 10 laptops and internet connection in 5 Kakuma schools and a mobile solar suitcase to charge the laptops. Not only are we offering knowledge by teaching Maths, Science and Art, we also bring empathy in the classrooms and put the refugees' lives in the right perspective. We talk about culture, habits, religion and... football!
Don't forget: every child deserves an Education!
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
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.