Invited lectures and keynotes

Leuven, Belgium. October 2022. Symposium for the retirement of Lieven Verschaffel.

Utrecht, The Netherlands. September 2022. SIG 20 EARLI

Online. April 2022. International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Inquiry Learning with Online Laboratories. Which Factors Influence its Success and What Can We Expect from AI?

Rauma, Finland. February 2022. Ainedidaktinen symposiumi 2022. Future learning environments.

Online. May 2021. Distinguished Lecture Series from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Moving into an era of digital education, which innovations lay ahead?

Schwäbisch Gmünd  (Germany). April 2021. How to make inquiry learning with online labs effective; the role of prior knowledge and scaffolding. Spring gathering of LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life-Course Development) Graduate School and Research Network

Taitung (Taiwan). February 2021. 4th Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation. Innovating science education with online lab facilities, the case of Go-Lab.

Athens (Greece). June 2020. International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education. Training Science and Engineering Students in an Engaging Way: The role of Virtual Laboratories. Online.

April 2020. Learn STEM Online Conference. Inquiry learning for STEM, the Go-Lab approach. Organised by OUNL.

Kiev (Ukraine). September 2019. New educational approaches to STEAM education. Engaged learning for science students. The Go-Lab ecosystem for innovating STEAM education.

Salatiga, (Java, Indonesia). June 2019. International Conference on Science and Science Education. Online labs in science education; how engaged learning is the future.

Izmir (Turkey). April 2019. . Acquiring 21st Century Skills by STEM Students; a Technological Approach Based on Inquiry Learning with Virtual Laboratories. Online presentation.


London (UK). March 2019. Institute of Physics. Physics Education for the 21st Century. How to design full-fledged inquiry learning experiences for physics education. The case of Go-Lab.


Kiel (Germany). September 2018. Impulskongress “Digitale Bildung und Fachunterricht”. Science learning with online laboratories.

Munich (Germany). March 2018. Learning through inquiry in higher education: current research and future challenges. Building engaging and effective instruction: Does inquiry learning alone suffice to do the job?

Barcelona (Spain). January 2018. FCRi Foundation STEAM conference. The Go-Lab ecosystem for designing inquiry learning spaces.

Enschede (the Netherlands). January 2018. Twents Meesterschap. Actief leren met online laboratoria; hoe krijg ik dat voor elkaar?

Paris (France). November 2017. UNESCO conference:  Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth Over Europe. The role of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE).

Istanbul (Turkey). November 2017. EGK: Future in Education Conference. Online labs in science education; how engaged learning is the future.

Jacksonville (USA). November 2017. International Convention of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology. Computational Thinking and Inquiry Learning.

Berlin (Germany). October 2017. Leibniz Society Forschungsverbund Bildungspotenziale conference Educational potentials in a digital world. Promises and challenges of digital technologies for learning.

Barcelona (Spain). September 2016. European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education. Online labs in science education, new possibilities for active student learning.

Montreal (Canada). Montreal (Canada). July 2016. UQAM Institute for Cognitive Science Summer School. Reasoning and learning: Technological solutions for potential pitfalls in inquiry learning.

Amersfoort (the Netherlands). June 2016. Kennisnet/NRO Onderzoeksconferentie 2016. Go-Lab, onderzoekend leren met online labs (Go-Lab, inquiry learning with online labs).

Puebla (Mexico). May 2016. Taller internacional nuevas tendencias en la ensenanza de la física. Effective science learning with online laboratories. The Go-Lab federation of online labs, its comprehensive student support, and innovative authoring facilities.

Krisiansand (Norway). December 2015. Symposium on Advances in Digital Technology for University Teaching and Learning. On supporting inquiry-based learning with online labs.

Oslo (Norway). November 2015. NATED PhD Days. The promises of ICT for (science) education.

Helsinki (Finland). October 2015. The annual ICT conference of Finnish higher education institutions 2015. Thinking about thinking. What we should take into account when organizing teaching, learning, and IT.

Bangkok (Thailand). February 2015. REV2015 (International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation).Online labs in the science classroom; How cognitive scaffolds support students to engage in effective learning experiences.

Cappadocia (Turkey). October 2014. iSER (The International Society of Educational Research) 2014 World Conference. Learning in online science laboratories; how to create well-structured and scaffolded learning experiences.

Leuven (Belgium). October 2014. Conference of the Science Research Community. Game-based learning; where is the content?

Bilbao (Spain). June 2014. XII TAEE conference (Tecnologías, Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de la Electrónica). Including online labs in science education classrooms; theory, evidence, and the Go-Lab technological affordances.

Volos (Greece). August 2013. Discover the Cosmos Conference. Science Created by You.

Jyväskylä (Finland). November 2012.  National annual seminar of the Finnish mathematics and science education research association. Inquiry learning in science; what can technology offer?

Hannover (Germany). September 2012. Annual conference of  the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik. Technology-based inquiry learning in science; where are we and what lies ahead?

Rome (Italy). July 2012. IEEE Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) 2012. Engaging learners in complex learning experiences with technology.

Munich (Germany). May 2012. Symposium on research-based learning (Forschungsorientierte Lehre). The design of (technology enhanced) inquiry learning environments.

Falun (Sweden). February 2012. Next Generation Learning Conference. Technology enhanced inquiry learning; Creating resources for science learning.

Gent (Belgium). October 2011. Seminar “Serious games: The challenge”. Scientific Network on Critical and Flexible Thinking. Game-based learning; the silver bullet for all learning situations?

Barcelona (Spain). October 2010.TACONET conference on Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning. Self-directed learning in ICT based learning environments, finding the balance between structure and freedom.

Warsaw (Poland). July 2010. CBLIS conference. Technology enhanced inquiry learning in science; Current state and future developments.

Enschede (The Netherlands). June 2010. Onderwijsresearchdagen. Leren in ICT gebaseerde leeromgevingen; trends, ontwikkelingen en ... bewijs vanuit onderzoek.

Paris (France). October 2009. Conference of PIRSTEC (Prospective Interdisciplinaire en Réseau pour les Sciences et Technologies Cognitives). Future developments in educational science and technology enhanced learning.

Washington (USA). October 2009. NRC workshop on "Computer Games, Simulations, and Education". Learning with computer simulations; Evidence and future directions.

Modena (Italy). April 2009. Conference “New trends in science and technology education”. Technological Developments in Science Education.

Kortrijk (Belgium). January 2009. Conference “Harnessing collective intelligence in e-learning environments”. Opening of Itec (Interdisciplinary Research on Technology, Education & Communication). Supporting Inquiry Learning by Technology.

Oslo (Norway). September 2008. Keynote at the Intermedia Jubilee. Engagement in Learning (designing instructional systems that are really used).

Brussels (Belgium) May 2008. Seminar for EU officials of the DG EAC Developments in Educational Psychology.

Lausanne (Switzerland). June, 2007. Environnement Informatique pour l'Apprentissage Humain. Opening Keynote. The design of effective technology-based inquiry learning environments; Current state and future developments.

Taipei (Taiwan). May, 2007. Technology-Integrated Science and Engineering Education II (TechSEE II). Inquiry learning in technology enhanced environments; Towards effective instructional designs.

Beijing (China). November, 2006. ICCE: International Conference on Computers in Education. Opening Keynote. The design of effective simulation-based inquiry learning environments.

Thessaloniki (Greece), October 2006, 5th Greek Conference on the Use of ICT in Education. Inquiry learning in technology enhanced learning environments.

Amsterdam (Netherlands), July 2005. AI&ED (Artificial Intelligence & Education). Scaffolding inquiry learning; How much intelligence is needed and by whom?

Brugge (Belgium), September 2004. Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders, Scientific Network “Design, development and implementation of powerful learning environments.” Engagement in learning

Grenoble (France), February 2004. CALIE 2004 (International conference on Computer Aided Learning in Engineering Education). Learning complex domains and complex tasks, the promise of simulation based training.

Surfers Paradise (Australia), December 2003. PCET (Post-Compulsory Education and Training) conference. Changing views on knowledge and knowledge acquisition and the role of technology

Lund (Sweden), June 2003. Conference onLearning and Concept Formation”. Collaborative discovery learning: Learning processes and instructional support.

Budapest (Hungary), October 2002. Hungarian National Convention on Educational Research. New didactics and ICT: Opportunities for the use of ICT in education.

Basel (Switzerland), September 2002. Europäische Fachtagung der GMW (Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft). Invited opening address: Knowledge construction and sharing with media based applications.

Oulu (Finland), August 2002. FILE: Future Technological Development for Interactive and Inspirational Learning Environments. Learning environments that make fun: simulations, games, and adventures.

Fribourg (Switzerland), September 2001. EARLI (European Association for Learning and Instruction) conference. Highly interactive learning environments: simulations, games, and adventure.

Viña del Mar (Chile), December 2000. RIBIE 2000. Ibero American Conference on Informatics in Education. Discovery simulations and the assessment of intuitive knowledge.

Puebla (Mexico), May 2000. Conference on learning in physics (“Nuevas Tendencias en la Enseñanza de Física”). The design of integrated simulation learning environments.

Stockholm (Sweden), March 2000. The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation symposium on Education, Cognition and Communication Technology. Learning with and design of integrated simulation learning environments.

München (Germany), June, 1999. Conference “Multimedia in initial and continuing vocational training” (Bundesminusterium für Bilding und Forschung). Discovery Learning in Multi-media Simulation Environments.

Vienna (Austria), October 1998. IST conference. Learning with and design of integrated simulation learning environments.

Lisbon (Portugal), February 1998. EC Da Vinci conference, Lisbon. New paradigms for learning and instruction and technology based training.

Odense (Denmark), November 1997. ICT and education. Discovery learning with integrated simulation learning environments.

Lisbon (Portugal), October 1996. Conference “New technologies for instruction in the sciences”. Learning and instruction with computer simulations.

San Sebastian (Spain), August 1996. CALISCE conference. Integrating computer simulation and support for discovery learning in science domains.

Cuenca (Spain), June 1996. Computer supported learning environments UIMP Cuenca. The SMISLE environment: Learning with and design of integrated simulation learning environments.

Alicante (Spain), October 1995. Invited opening address AEPIA conference (Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence). Artificial intelligence and the design of scientific discovery learning environments.

Logan (Utah, USA) , Augustus 1995. Conference “Automated Instructional Design and Authoring Systems”. The design of scientific discovery learning environments.