My name is Ben Janssen. I am the director and founder of Open Ed Consult, an independent research and consultancy firm in the field of higher and technical vocational education that supports institutions, organizations and companies in designing, designing, monitoring and evaluating their education and training activities. I am also affiliated researcher to the UNESCO OER chair at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT and I have flexible employment contracts with ResearchNed and FiBS
I am an experienced researcher and advisor in Open Education and Open Educational Resources. I have a sound academic background and over 30 years of international experience in various capacities in research, education and training. I am a highly skilled project manager with a wide range of expertise in large scale research and consultancy projects in the Netherlands and abroad.
I provide research, analysis and advisory services on policies and practices related to vocational and higher education with a focus on the innovative power of open educational resources, open education, and related to (education in) logistics and transport.
My experience as strategist or strategian coupled with my extensive collaborations with faculty and students with a specific focus on curricula, pedagogical and technologically enhanced projects has informed much of the innovative work I have been part of over the last decade.