I'm Thomas Claeys

I thrive on the marriage of education and technology

Learning design, technology enhanced learning and education policy

About Me

I am an educational/instructional designer working as an education policy officer in higher education. I am a front-end developer and digital creative, train teaching staff in implementing blended learning and educational technologies and speak instructional design fluently.

My current involvements include virtual and augmented reality in education, the use of blended learning and lecture capturing as well as implementing educational technologies and the NGDL (Next Generation Digital Learning Environment) at Artevelde UAS.

I have gathered experience in integrating open educational resources and micro-credentialing in and outside the curriculum. Additionally, I am involved in international projects that facilitate co-creation of study materials and the development of virtual game simulations.


Blended Learning
Educational Design
Study Materials

Example Projects

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📓 Course(ware) development
Staff training & international projects

Via teacher training activities and several international programmes (such as cocos.education), I am fortunate to use and grow my expertise and interests. Some examples of projects that resulted in online open educational resources are: effectivestudymaterials.com and videoinonderwijs.be. I furthermore investigate new professional development methods for teachers and supporting staff.

Study MaterialsCo-creationTraining
🕹ī¸ Education innovation
Interactive learning experiences

As one of the first to integrate H5P's LTI in early development phase, I took along learning technologists and educational developers in utilising accessible self-authoring systems. I am co-responsible for introducing novel technologies and innovations to the school, such as learning analytics, open badges and open pathways (microcredentials), virtual simulation games, extended realities and more.

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🧰 Networked practice
Connected globally

In 2019 the team I was part of and our uni-oas was recognised for its outstanding innovation by Instructure during our first year implementing the new LMS Canvas. Thanks to a global mindset I can rely on a great and inspirational network of educational technologists and developers from Scandinavia to Canada all the way to Melbourne, Australia.



Education policy, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

  • 📆 2016 - current

  • Education policy officer, responsible digital learning

    2020-current - Co-lead learning analytics dashboards

    2019-current - Trainer professional development:
    blended learning & educational technology

    2018-current - Active member Flemish
    Canvas (LMS) User & Admin Group

    2017-2020 - Consortium member CoCOS Erasmus+
    outcome lead: method for training in co-creation

    2017-2019 - Trainer & lead implementation and amplification
    self authoringtool H5P

    2017-2018 - Innovation track VR and multicam use in skills education at bachelor in midwifery programme

    2016-2018 - Lead good practice community, informal professional development initiative: roadshow digital learning

    2016-2019 - Trainer video use and creation for education,
    co-lead implementation lecture capturing system

Multimedia designer, freelance

  • 📆 2015 - 2019
  • Diverse film, animation and webdesign projects

Digital creative, EÊn - VRT

  • 📆 2016
  • Digital creator for web and social media based content

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