Professor Maarten de Laat is the Director of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum at the University of Wollongong and was previously Professor at Open University, Netherlands.

Maarten’s work is inspired by social learning and networked learning theory including the use of digital technologies to design and facilitate learning in interactive student-centred online learning environments. Currently, his work and research concentrate on the delivery of online courses.

Maarten has published on networked learning, teacher professional development and learning analytics in international research journals, books and conferences. These have been published in high ranking journals such as Computers & Education, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.

Maarten is passionate about technologies that facilitate change and innovation in learning and professional development in education and organisations.