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Karel Kreijns

Open University of the Netherlands

Netherlands - Heerlen

Biography

Karel Kreijns is full professor at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interest are 1) the social aspects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and networked learning (i.e., social presence, social space, and sociability) using an ecological approach and the affordance theory of Gibson, 2) the application of Self-Determination Theory of Deci and Ryan, the I-Change model of De Vries, and the Reasoned Action Approach framework of Fishbein and Ajzen on teachers’ use of technology/Open Educational resources, enrolling in MOOCs, and teachers’ professional development activities (e.g., innovative behavior, action research, 21st century skills), and 3) BIE-coaching (BIE = bug-in-ear technology) of beginning teachers to reduce attrition and to improve the quality of the teacher.