Piet Kommers

Piet Kommers
University of Twente | UT · Faculty of Behavioral Sciences (BS)

PhD. Professor of UNESCO Learning Technologies

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Introduction
Piet Kommers is Professor of UNESCO Learning Technologies and built his career as researcher in cognitive and social support for communication and education. He instigated European research projects from the early stage of DELTA (1988) until the ongoing Horizon 2020 projects. The citations of his more than 150 publications exceed 3000 and reach the h-index of 30.
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - January 2019
University of Amsterdam
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Machine Learning for Big Data in Social Domains: Education, Logistics and Calamity Management.
August 2017 - present
Sudan University of Science and Technology
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Lecturing and Supervising PhD Projects
September 2016 - October 2016
Curtin University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • IRNet - International Research Network for study and development of new tools and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences http://www.irnet.us.edu.pl/

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Publications (565)
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The continuous evolution of media for education has become challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic. For teachers who were mainly used to teach in the face-to-face mode, it was a hectic time to convert to video lectures and web-based learning support systems like Moodle, Sakai and Blackboard. The question to be addressed is in how far this inconveni...
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As jobs develop more and more towards autonomous roles in the knowledge economies, certificates no longer assure the needed competences. This is especially necessary in the case that candidate labour forces suffer from ASD (Autistic Deficiency Spectrum). The two companies ‘Drawing to Health’, ‘Both Social’ and the UNESCO professor assignment for Ed...
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19th International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media 2022 Lisbon, Portugal, 19 - 21 July 2022 (http://www.webcommunities-conf.org/) Part of the 16th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2022) Lisbon, Portugal, 20 - 22 July 2022 (http://www.mccsis.org) * Keynote Speaker (confirmed): Professor Piet...
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- CALL FOR PAPERS WBC 2022 - Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 22 April 2022 - 19th International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media 2022 Lisbon, Portugal, 19 - 21 July 2022 (http://www.webcommunities-conf.org/) Part of the 16th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2022) Lisbon, Portug...
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The articles in this issue of 'The European Educational Researcher' all concern the various facets of education to become vitalized in the coming decade. Its perspective is not so much to overcome flaws and deficits; its perspective is to become ready for the further 21st century. What is so different from the 20th century is that at that time Euro...
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Cognitive learning tools target to increase the learning skills and metacognitive awareness at the student. Its main premisse is that through the various learning stages in various domains, students find benefit in the awareness that so far they developed a certain level of routines on how to approach new topics and needed skills. This awareness is...
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Seen your earlier publications and research, I have the honour to invite you for a chapter for the coming book “Overcoming Transgression on the Internet: Considering Multimedia Forensic and Linguistic Techniques” to be published at IGI. The start of this book is the shock that ‘the Internet’ that started so politely and ‘distinguished’ as method to...
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The motivation for this chapter is to show the evolutionary nature from earlier student tracking and 'intelligent tutoring systems' until the current stages of advanced learning analytics. This chapter's added value is its illustration of how learning analytics contributes to learners’ meta-cognitive awareness and how indirectly a teachers’ 'dashbo...
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Cognitive learning tools target to increase the learning skills and metacognitive awareness at the student. Its main premisse is that through the various learning stages in various domains, students find benefit in the awareness that so far they developed a certain level of routines on how to approach new topics and needed skills. This awareness is...
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‘How to teach’ is not clear after knowing how learning works; good salesmen need much more than the experience of being a customer.
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Creative thinking on how education can best be innovated, soon lands at a dispute on values and fixed ideologies. The conceptual representations for stimulating learners to become aware of the larger constellations of prior knowledge are good candidates for educational designers. Trialectics offers a method to dynamize thinking in terms of lateral...
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International student exchange has become a default commodity for higher education the last four decades.
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Searching sources of knowledge on the Web has developed quickly in the first part of the twenty-first century. Still more pervasive is the background searching, even when you have no idea that it is going on. Cognitive serendipity is the phenomenon that allows a certain degree of distraction by the search outcomes and build upon a more meaningful t...
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Advances educational innovation through teachers and teaching Provides in the urgent need to make students more resilient towards fake news Promotes critical thinking skills for the 21st century
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Piet Kommers 'Sources for a Better Education; Lessons from Research and Best Practices' evolves from the intersection between 'Research', 'Educational Information Technologies' and recent 'Best Practices'. It offers diplomacy and erudite rhetoric in order to harvest from innovation projects and see how new professional needs for teachers are emergi...
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Fostering STEAM Education in Schools (EDUSIMSTEAM) Project aims to promote an effective STEAM approach in education and to enhance the related teachers’ skills and curriculum. This report introduces the needs analysis performed in order to meet the general aim of the EDUSIMSTEAM project, whilst valuing the general input given by STEAM educators on...
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IJWBC offers research outcomes and state-of-the-art recommendations to practitioners - communication managers, public information service officers, webmasters and those responsible for online communities and social media policies. It publishes integrated scientific results so that further research may be targeted quicker and easier. Web-based commu...
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The term "community" suggests full commitment and trust among its members. This special issue illustrates that a community is not that communal as the term suggests. Private relations will always be stronger than the sense of collective membership. This special issue targets the junction between the social and the individual. However it is clear to...
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In this special issue research from different parts of the world comes together: The USA, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, New Zealand, India and UK and give input to new progress on the developments around Web Based Communities and Social Media. Its main focus is how the subtler layers of community awareness may transform into manifest loyalty and web...
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editorial Social media in political revolt; mix of rational and sentiment. Large-scale political movements depend on avalanches of communication that resemble best the shouting on a crowded square when tensions reach a level of massive revolt. Media like Twitter are notorious igniters in the start of demonstrations; they provide individuals the tru...
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IJWBC offers research outcomes and state-of-the-art recommendations to practitioners - communication managers, public information service officers, webmasters and those responsible for online communities and social media policies. It publishes integrated scientific results so that further research may be targeted quicker and easier. Web-based commu...
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IJWBC offers research outcomes and state-of-the-art recommendations to practitioners - communication managers, public information service officers, webmasters and those responsible for online communities and social media policies. It publishes integrated scientific results so that further research may be targeted quicker and easier. Web-based commu...
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In this issue we present articles that discuss communities from different perspectives and try to understand the mechanisms that lay behind. Useful information for researchers, marketers, communication specialist and all those interested in knowing more about the design, influence and use of social media and web based communities. Research from dif...
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In this special issue, research from Australia, UK, USA, Russia, Slovakia, Poland and Lebanon comes together and provides input to new progress on the developments around Web Based Communities and Social Media. The addressed topics are timely and essential for researchers, managers and communication advisors in their business environments. In this...
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Biographical notes: Piet Kommers is a Professor of UNESCO Learning Technologies and affiliated with the Universities of Twente and Utrecht, The Netherlands. His specialty is social media for communication and organisation. As a conference co-chair of the IADIS multi-conference, he initiated the conferences of web-based communities and social media,...
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Biographical notes: Piet Kommers is a Professor of UNESCO Learning Technologies and affiliated with the Universities of Twente and Utrecht, The Netherlands. His specialty is social media for communication and organisation. As a conference co-chair of the IADIS multi-conference, he initiated the conferences of web-based communities and social media,...
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This is the 10th volume of this journal's life. At its 10th Anniversary we look back how the "Community" scope has developed and how it might work out the coming decade. The term WBC (Web-Based Community) was coined after the term "Online Community" had settled in the early nineties when "Usenet", "Muds", "MOOs" and "Online Community College" evolv...
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As online communities emerge in different settings all over the web, they continue to develop different ways to communicate online and to encourage participation in their activities. Scholars have proposed that one of the ways in which these communities do so is through the use of narratives. A case study was done on an open online community to est...
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This article, prepared by an international team of researchers from different scientific areas connected with ICT, e-learning, pedagogy, and other related disciplines, focuses on the objectives and some results of the international project IRNet (www.irnet.us.edu.pl). In particular, the article describes research tools, methods, and a procedure of...
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ICT, SOCIETY, AND HUMAN BEINGS TECHNOLOGY EXPOSURE IN LARGE PORTUGUESE CATHOLIC FAMILIES Adriana José de Oliveira and Luciana Oliveira 3 FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUSTAINED USE OF CHATBOTS: AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Karine Aoun Barakat and Amal Dabbous 11 FROM NICHE TO MAINSTREAM TRANSITIONS: DIGITAL SECOND-HAND MARKETS FOR MILLENNIALS Swati Srivas...
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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) ADOPTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTHCARE CENTRES: A CASE OF NW PROVINCE Thatoyaone Modise, Nehemiah Mavetera and Mmaki Jantjies 3 SECONDARY USE OF CLINICAL DATA FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PURPOSES IN THE DITAS PROJECT Paola Aurucci, Ilio Catallo, Mariet NouriJanian, Andrea Micheletti and Alberto Sanna 11 DATA PROCESSING APPR...
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THREE-DIMENSIONAL COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS TO ENHANCE LEARNING MATHEMATICS Rosa Maria Reis 3 DO STUDENT RESPONSES DECREASE IF TEACHERS KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS THROUGH STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS: A QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH Paul Lam, Carmen K. M. Lau, Kevin Wong and Chi Him Chan 11 A SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS OF TEACHING BEHAVIORS TOWARD THE USE OF BLAC...
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INTERFACES AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON GUI-II INTERVIEW METHODS IN PARTICIPATORY DESIGN Arsineh Boodaghian Asl and Michel Gokan Khan 3 THE DESIGNER’S ROLE IN REVITALIZED PARTICIPATORY DESIGN AGENDAS Bernardo Alves Villarinho Lima and Leonelo Dell Anhol Almeida 11 ‘THINKING THROUGH THINGS’ TO SUPPORT COOPERATIVE DESIGN IN TH...
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These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the 4th International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Data Mining and Computational Intelligence 2019 and the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2019, which were organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and co-orga...
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PROGETTO IV4J è l'acronimo del progetto, che significa Innovation in VET for Jobs and Employment (In-novazione nell'Istruzione e Formazione Professionale per il lavoro e l'occupazione). Si tratta di un progetto internazionale iniziato a Novembre 2016. Il progetto è finanziato dalla Commissione Europea. Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili sul si...
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This report intends to describe the contributions made by the external consultant of the Project RedeS I&D em Educação, Dr. Piet Kommers, during his visit to the University of Aveiro, from October 19 to 28, 2011. Dr. Piet Kommers worked collaboratively with Dr. Maria João Loureiro, Coordinator of the project, and Marisa Paço, researcher with a scho...
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We as members of the FITPED project team asked ourselves: What directions of innovation look promising in terms of ‘perceived needs’ and ‘meeting endemic values’. From a pure scientific point of view, operationalizing “Quality of Learning” is one of the hardest nuts to be cracked; Once listing all relevant dimensions of learning processes and outco...
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This guidebook sheds light on the practical use and implementation on institutional level as well as research review on Open Educational Resources (OER). It has practical examples and a list of essential repositories and other tools and platforms suitable for OER. The guidebook is intended for TVET/VET educators and management and produced by IV4...
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This guidebook sheds light on the practical use and implementation on institutional level as well as research review on Open Educational Resources (OER). It has practical examples and a list of essential repositories and other tools and platforms suitable for OER. The guidebook is intended for TVET/VET educators and management and produced by IV4...
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This guidebook sheds light on the practical use and implementation on institutional level as well as research review on Open Educational Resources (OER). It has practical examples and a list of essential repositories and other tools and platforms suitable for OER. The guidebook is intended for TVET/VET educators and management and produced by IV4...

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Today, all countries are conducting studies to improve their future. Development levels of societies are directly relevant to the efficiency of these studies. In this era, in which technology is rapidly advancing, the development of the 21st century skills determines the future professions of individuals and their place in the society. It also determines the workforce, industrialization levels and the prestige of a country on the international level. Countries that develop and update their education policies do not only contribute to education, but also lead the international community in all fields from the national economy to science. It is certainly possible for societies to reach this level of development through organizing the educational environments and materials, which starts from the school age and integrating the learning scenarios that support higher order thinking skills into the learning environments. ‘Fostering STEAM Education in Schools’ aims to raise generations that can keep up with technological developments and contribute by foreseeing the development of innovative policies for the future. EDUSIMSTEAM aims to use information and communication technologies in innovative learning environments to transfer developing and changing practices to multi-disciplinary fields and to share scenarios based on real life problems with all educational stakeholders in online platforms. The Innovative Online Platform to be supported by simulations is of great importance for the sustainability of the project. Our project will be conducted by the Ministry of National Education, General Directorate of Innovation and Educational Technologies, and will be implemented with the contributions of 10 European partners. It also serves parallel objectives with the practices of innovative and flexible learning environments supported by the European School Network and will contribute to the exploitation of STEAM education in our country and in Europe.
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Call for Book Chapters on the wide-ranging phenomena of the transgressive internet from a multimedia angle, including Forensic Linguistics. The transgressive internet includes internet trolling, threatening texts and texts which break moral boundaries. In this manner, we will be investigating the issue of arbitrarily set moral boundaries in regards to the transgressive internet. We will also investigate the language of the transgressive internet and will be accessing whether or not a text can be interpreted as a threat. We will also look at the language of rape threats and investigate them in detail. To better understand the issues of transgressive behaviour on the internet, the impact of it on people's interactions on the internet and the relationship between hate speech and free speech. This book will have academic merit on a relevant, expanding subject whilst approaching the subject from multiple perspectives to develop a well-rounded understanding and comprehension of the subject. The themes of speech, language and subjectivity on the internet will be impacted as it will be analysed from differing specialisations and perspectives from a variety of angles. This will also investigate the issues surrounding arbitrarily set and ever changing social and moral boundaries on the internet. The book is academic therefore is aimed towards an academic audience, however the book aims to be accessible for other non-specialist readers who are interested in transgressive internet use. The book will be used to understand this subject and provide some unique perspectives and opinions on the subject to help stimulate debate. Please let me know if you have plans. https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5679