Wybrigje de Vries
Education development office
Wybrigje de Vries is an educational consultant at the Science Teacher Support Desk (SEEDS), and one of the lead developers of the Science Skills Platform. As such, she designs skill modules and support materials, and helps teachers use the platform in their teaching. Teachers in the Faculty of Science can also contact her for advice and support with developing educational materials that are not related to skills.
SEEDS (Science Teacher Support Desk)
Wybrigje joined the LACDR in 2018 as educational developer to set up the Science Skills Platform - a versatile digital learning environment where students can train skills they need during and after their studies. She and her colleagues created the design norm for the platform based on several discussions and workshops during which they collected wishes and requirements from students and teachers. She then explored all the possibilities of the online learning environment Brightspace to eventually develop the html templates that now form the basis of all the modules in the Science Skills Platform. Wybrigje therefore has a lot of expertise in using Brightspace and is, among other things, a forerunner and advocate of using learning analytics through this platform. Besides developing the skills modules, she also supports teachers in using them by, among other things, (re)designing corresponding assignments, manuals, assessment models and visual representations of their subject. After successful pilots in several programmes within the Faculty, she was appointed to the Science Teacher Support Desk to support the platform faculty-wide.
Besides her educational background, Wybrigje has an eye for graphic design. She puts this to use while designing teaching materials. Lecturers can call on her to create attractive, interactive and clear teaching materials for students. This varies from a complete online module to assessment models and (interactive) images for a small part of the subject.
From the Science Teacher Support Desk, Wybrigje and her colleagues also give workshops on educational design and blended learning, and advice on curriculum-wide issues. For example, programmes can contact the Desk to organise a teaching afternoon or to fulfil a wish in the field of teacher professionalisation. In addition, Wybrigje advises programmes on, among other things, improving and raising the visibility of skills curricula and helps develop subjects for new programmes, like e.g. the Quantum Information Science & Technology programme.
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