Keynote 3

  • Betty Collis

    Professor Betty Collis is a specialist in the application of technology for strategy, learning and change in educational organisations and corporate training. She now works as a consultant (see,  but was a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Canada, from 1976-1988 and a member of the Faculty of Educational Science and Technology (now, Behavioural Sciences) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands from 1988 until she took early retirement at the end of 2005. At the University of Twente she was head of the research team “Technology for Strategy, Learning and Change”. She is a prolific author with approximately 690 scientific publications, a frequently invited conference speaker (with close to 700 presentations including over 50 keynotes in more than 35 countries), and currently works with a number of universities and (inter)national organizations as an advisor, including, during 2007-2008 as a Senior Consultant with the HEA in the UK. She has served as an external evaluator for more than 40 projects involving technology and institutional strategy. For a full overview, see

    Learning footprints

    Where, when and how do learners go about learning activities and what support do they want? Although in many ways the situation is different for students in higher education compared to professionals in their workplaces, there are common dimensions in the learning footprints. Experiences with informal learning among professionals can benefit student learning in higher education.

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