Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jan Haarhuis is an Educationalist. Since 2014 he is leading the University-wide programme Educate-it that supports teachers as they future-proof and enhance their teaching practice. Educate-it helps teachers to innovate their teaching practice by incorporating Blended Learning and using the available IT tools to engage students and clear the logjams that obstruct effective teaching. A big part of the Educate-it goal is to increase awareness and acknowledgement of cultural and organizational change and gives specific attention to quality and research as a driver for educational change.
In 2016, Jan received the Dutch Change maker SURF education award in the category ICT and Education Professionals.
Jan Haarhuis chairs the thematic group Digital Education of the League of European Research Intensive Universities (LERU). The thematic group organized a successful blended Digital Higher Education Summit in November 2018.