About me

dr.ir. Robert Schuwer (The Hague, 1955) is an independent consultant and researcher on Open Educational Resources.

My experiences:

  • Adjunct Professor Open Education at University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia (2023-now)
  • Professor Open Educational Resources at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of ICT (2014-2022)
  • UNESCO Chair on Open Educational Resources and their adoption by teachers, learners and institutions (2016-2022)
  • Captain of the subprogram Towards (open) digital educational resources in the Dutch Acceleration agenda for Innovation of Higher Education using Technology (2019-2022)
  • Chairman of the Special Interest Group Open Education of SURF (2010-2020)
  • Project leader Content at the national program Wikiwijs (2009-2013)
  • Project leader of the project OpenER at the Open University Netherlands, the first initiative of publishing OER in the Netherlands (2006-2008)
  • Specialisms: implementation and policies on adoption of Open Educational Resources and Open Education
  • Previous experiences include teacher mathematics, assistant/associate professor Management Science and Computer Science, CTO at a software development company, independent consultant for solving information problems

My education:

  • Master Mathematics at the Catholic University Nijmegen (1980)
  • MsC Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (1989)
  • PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology. Thesis Het nut van kennissystemen (The value of Knowledge Base Systems) (1993)

My company OER Consultancy:

  • Chamber of Commerce ID (KvK-nummer): 90154401
  • VAT ID (BTW-ID): NL004793434B14

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As a hobby, I maintain a website with personal suggestions and some background information for classical music (in Dutch)