Dries Vanacker

Dries' educational interests include blended learning, EdTech, gamification, virtual reality, open education and distance learning, 21st-century skills in higher education, innovation in higher education and the professional development of lecturers. Currently Dries is working on the integration of beacon technology and gamification in smart cities as a platform for informal learning, the use of Open Badges to valorise informal learning, the use of virtual reality in simulation education, the use of lecture capture, and the implementation of the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment. In addition, Dries is also involved in interdisciplinary international projects related to flipped classroom and the co-creation of study materials through open-source initiatives.