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Marja Verstelle

Project Manager

Name
Drs. M. Verstelle
Telephone
+31 71 527 7172
E-mail
m.verstelle@sea.leidenuniv.nl

Marja Verstelle holds the position of Program Manager of the ICTO Innovation Program of the university. She works from the Centre for Innovation and combines this role with that of Strategic Policy Advisor for the vice-rector at the Strategy and Academic Affairs directorate. With this dual role she fulfils a bridge between innovation, strategy and university policy.

More information about Marja Verstelle

Marja Verstelle is first contact for new project ideas. She has been working for over 25 years in the field of learning and new media, innovation of learning and culture change. She has held various positions in education and the private sector, from educational advisor to strategic policy advisor, from manager to trainer, project and program leader.   

Currently she holds the position of Program Manager of the ICTO Innovation Program of the university. She works from the Centre for Innovation and combines this role with that of Strategic Policy Advisor for the vice-rector at the Strategy and Academic Affairs directorate. With this dual role she fulfils a bridge between innovation, strategy and university policy.

In her work, she collaborates with university and faculty administrators to lecturers and students. Together with them she sets up innovative educational projects and researches their strategic impact on education: with the 'Best of Both Worlds' approach that makes use of the best of both online and offline possibilities. Pilot projects range from flipping the classroom in teams; virtual exchange for flexible and international electives; to virtual and augmented reality, chatbots and Learning Analytics. With this program, Leiden University finds itself in the front line internationally.

Before she became program manager, she fulfilled the role of editor-in-chief of SURFspace.nl, the national portal on innovation with ICT in education and research. She introduced many innovations to the university, such as the digital learning environment, social media for learning, and MOOCs. Marja Verstelle regularly gives presentations at national and international specialist conferences. 

Project Manager

  • Expertisecentrum SOZ
  • Centre for Innovation

Work address

PLNT
Langegracht 70
2312NV Leiden
Room number flex

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