For this symposium we will invite two keynote speakers who have much experience doing research in the learning sciences. The first keynote speaker is Prof. dr. Nikol Rummel. The second keynote speaker will be anounced later. 

Keynote speakers
Prof. dr. Nikol Rummel

Nikol Rummel is a Full Professor of Educational Psychology in the Institute of Educational Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. . One of her main research interests is on developing and evaluating instructional support for collaborative learning, with a focus on computer-supported settings (CSCL) and on adaptive collaborative learning support. Another focus of her work is on developing methods for automated analyses of process data combining multiple data sources. Furthermore, she works on the assistance dilemma, that is, on the question of when to withhold and when to provide instruction in order to optimally support learning.

Dr. Janneke van de Pol

Janneke van de Pol is assistant Professor at the department for Education and Pedagogy at Universiteit Utrecht. In 2012 she received her doctorate 'cum laude' on scaffolding student-teacher interaction. After that she was an associate researcher for almost two years at the University of Cambridge, where she studied dialogic teaching in secondary education. Currently her research focuses on student-teacher interaction and teachers' estimation of students' learning abilities.