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Robin de Lange

PhD candidate / guest

Name
R.M.E. de Lange MSc
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
r.m.e.de.lange@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

Robin de Lange is a guest PhD researcher at the Media Technology group of Leiden University on the use of Virtual Reality in education. He teaches the 'Learning through Virtual Reality' Honours Class and is the founder of the Virtual Reality Learning Lab.

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Robin de Lange is a guest PhD researcher at the Media Technology group of Leiden University on the use of Virtual Reality in education. He teaches the 'Learning through Virtual Reality' Honours Class and is the founder of the Virtual Reality Learning Lab.

My PhD research focuses around the use of Virtual Reality in education. Currently, I am creating a theoretical framework to interpret the value of the potential value of this technology for teaching and training. In the first phase we conducted a systematic review of existing literature on this subject, which was published as a report for the 'Kennisrotonde' by NRO (Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek).

For the second phase we take a more exploratory approach and conduct a broad narrative literature review. In this research we are looking for clues in psychology, educational research, computer science and philosophy that point to potential advantages and disadvantages of using VR for teaching and training. In this process we are specifically interested in the role of the environment in solving problems, which is expressed in theories as embodied, situated, aesthetic and extended cognition. 

An important part of this research is creating actual products and prototypes, a central approach in the Media Technology research program. For this we collaborate with students, mainly in the 'Learning through Virtual Reality' Honours Class that I teach.

In 2016 I founded the Virtual Reality Learning Lab, where we share our knowledge with teachers, schools, companies and other organizations. 

Personal details:
Mobile:  +31 6 11952499
E-mail:   mail@robindelange.com

PhD candidate / guest

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leiden Inst Advanced Computer Sciences

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Snellius Building
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden

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