Tanja de Bie
My name is Tanja de Bie and I work at the Centre for Innovation of Leiden University, both as a community manager and project coordinator.
CFI helps to prepare Leiden University for the digital future by identifying and exploring technology-induced trends in education and research. My team focuses on inititating and producing the online learning part, which to us not only includes MOOCs and smaller online courses, but also various applications of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, chatbots, personalised learning and any other digital trend we can play around with.
My personal background is in History (medieval, social and American contemporary) as well as 15+ years of experience in managing roleplaying communities online. After working in healthcare for many years I returned to my university, where I stumbled upon the MOOC project in 2013 and assisted with community management and student engagement as the local expert and eventually became part of the CFI team.