Carl Boel Speaker

Carl Boel was a secondary education teacher in English and Dutch for 15 years. Since 2006 he investigated how technology could enhance his courses and teaching practice. He inspired hundreds of teachers and staff with keynotes and workshops. In 2016 he started working atGhent University as a lecturer in academic writing and presentation skills. These courses were integrated into other courses within the concept of language across the curriculum. In2018 he was asked by Odisee to create a MOOC strengthening novice preservice teachers in their communication and self-regulating skills. Since 2019 he works as a researcher atThomas More investigating how the affordances of XR can enhance a learning and training experience. He combines expertise from both research and industry with a focus on evidence-based instructional design. Carl is a researcher on XR in education, both at ThomasMore University of Applied Sciences and at Ghent University, where he is completing his PhDon this topic.