PULSE 2021

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to hold the January 7-8 PULSE symposium online.

Learning is an essential part of human life. But how can learning be supported and improved? How can we design learning opportunities for different learners in different contexts? And how can educational research contribute to better learning? In order to address such educational challenges, it is becoming increasingly important to upscale learning sciences research. This can be done by setting up partnerships and networks between (early career) researchers, so that knowledge, skills and experiences about learning can be shared and new directions and approaches for research can be determined. This is why PULSE-2021 is organized. 

Hosted by the University of Twente and generously funded by the editors of the Journal of the Learning Sciences (2017-2020), PULSE-2021 will sponsor 25 highly motivated early career researchers to join PULSE (travel expenses not included).

The aim of PULSE-2021 is to bring together early career researchers who are excited about learning and who wish to understand how learning can be enabled, improved, and supported in different contexts using (technological) tools, social networks, and practices. 

During PULSE early career researchers can:

  • expand their network with peers and leading experts
  • participate in interactive discussions about research, policy and practice
  • join workshops to upskill themselves as learning scientists

Registration is now closed.

Covid-19 update

Over the past few weeks, we have been carefully following updates from the Dutch government regarding the Covid-19 situation here, so as to take a final call on the logistics of the symposium. As many of you might already be aware, current predictions for winter do not look good. Therefore, we have decided to hold the January 7-8 symposium online. We hope that sometime later in 2021, when the skies clear up a bit, we will still be able to come together in-person for a follow-up event.

Regular updates will be provided through this website.