Dr Koen Veermans obtained a Masters Degree from the department of
Social Science Informantics
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
His masters thesis focussed on modeling problem solving and learning in the domain of
mathematical word problems.
He also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the
Faculty of Educational Design, Management and Media/ Educational Science and Technology
, University of Twente, the Netherlands.
During his Ph.D. research he tried to support learners during simulation based
discovery learning in such a way that learners will benefit not only in the current
situation but also in future occurences of more or less similar situations. During his Ph.D. he
conducted two experiments and designed and developped add-ons to the
environment for these experiments.
He is currently working as a senior researcher in the
Educational Technology Unit
of the Faculty of Education at the
University Turku, where he is involved in the EU funded
that focusses on creating 3 and 4-D reconstructions of regions of interest of the
heart. His main responsibility is related to the design of the educational modules.
He is also involved in the teaching of Methodology within the Master’s degree in
Learning, Learning Environments
and Educational Systems.
His primary interests are in learning and cognition, computers
and learning, problem solving, and research methodology.
This resulted in research on simulation based (discovery) learning
and intelligent tutoring systems.
Veermans, K., de Jong, T., & van Joolingen, W.R. (2006). Using heuristics to facilitate discovery learning in a simulation learning environment for a physics domain. International Journal of Science Education, 21, 341-361.
de Jong, T., van Joolingen, W.R., Veermans, K., & van der Meij, J. (2005). Designing discovery learning environments; in search for re-usable components. In M. Spector & D. Wiley (Eds.), Innovations in instructional technology: Essays in honor of M. David Merrill. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum
Veermans K., & Joolingen, W.R. van (2004).
Combining heuristics and formal methods in a tool for supporting simulation-based discovery learning.
In J.C. Lester, R.M. Vicari, F. Paraguaçu (Eds.) Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 7th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3220, p. 217-226. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Veermans, K. (2002).
Intelligent support for discovery learning.
Doctoral dissertation, University of Twente. Enschede, The Netherlands: Twente University Press.
Schuurman J.G., & Veermans K. (2001) Conversation and Research. Kybernetes: the international journal of systems & cybernetics 31 (7-8), p 881-890.
Veermans, K., de Jong, T., & van Joolingen, W.R. (2000) Promoting self directed learning in simulation based discovery learning environments through intelligent support. Interactive Learning Environments 8, 229-255.
Veermans K., & van Joolingen, W.R. (1998). Using Induction to Generate Feedback in Simulation Based Discovery Learning Environments. In B.P. Goettl, H.M. Halff, C.L. Redfield, V.J. Shute (Eds.) Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 4th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 1452, p. 196-205, Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
de Jong, T., van Joolingen, W.R., Swaak, J., Veermans K., Limbach R., King S., & Gureghian D. (1998). Combining human and machine expertise for self-directed learning in simulation-based discovery environments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 14, 235-246.