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Dr. Margot van Wermeskerken

PhD Erasmus MCiMERR

Biography

Margot van Wermeskerken is an educational consultant Digital Learning and Innovation at Education Policy and Advice at Erasmus MC and research fellow at iMERR.

Margot has a background in Human Movement Sciences where she obtained her Ph.D. on the development of eye-hand coordination in early infancy (VU University, 2012). She then worked as a PostDoc at Educational Psychology at Erasmus University (2013-2015) where she investigated the role between students’ attention allocation and learning from video modeling examples. She continued her research at Educational Sciences at Utrecht University (2015-2019) first as PostDoc and later as Assistant Professor. In her research, she used eye-tracking to investigate students’ attention allocation when learning from video, but also explored how learners’ eye movement patterns may inform teachers about their learning or learning process.

As educational consultant and research fellow, Margot plays an important role in innovating and improving education within Erasmus MC with a focus on blended learning and online learning. She organizes workshops on flipping the classroom and design of effective instructional videos (see https://coo.erasmusmc.nl/dli/agenda/). In line with this, Margot’s research focuses on developing evidence-based design guidelines on how to implement instructional video in educational settings.