Deursen, Dr. Alexander van

Foto drs. A.J.A.M. van Deursen, Alexander

 

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

Gebouw

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Cubicus, kamer C 147

Telefoon

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053 – 489 1021

053 – 489 3299 (secretaresse)

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053 – 489 4259

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Persoonlijke Website

 

 

Work information

Alexander is an assistant professor at the University of Twente. His research concerns digital inequality in the information society, with a special focus on digital skills. His dissertation “Internet skills, vital assets in an information society” has just been released.

Awards and honors

2011 – Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award

2010 – ICA 2010 Top Faculty Paper

2009 – GW Communication Science Prize 2009

2008 – Outstanding paper award nomination

Expertise

• Digital literacy / competency / skills

• Digital divide

• Observational methods for measuring Internet skills

• Trends in Computer and Internet use

• Digital skills of employers

• e-Government

• Media theories and Communication

Research projects

Alexander’s current research projects involve:

• measuring (communication) Internet skills of Dutch citizens (in performance-

tests);

• measuring Internet skills in surveys;

• measuring trends in computer and Internet use (motivation, physical access,

skills and usage)

• measuring digital skills of Dutch employers

Courses

• Communication Science

• E-government

• Computer Game Studies

Publicaties (all available on www.alexandervandeursen.nl )

Van der Vaart R, van Deursen AJAM, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, van Dijk JAGM, Van de Laar MAFJ. Does the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) measure what it intends to measure? Validation of a Dutch version of the eHEALS in two adult populations. In press at Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Van Deursen, Alexander J.A.M. & Van Dijk, Jan A.G.M (2011). Internet skills performance tests: Are people ready for eHealth? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(2):e35.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M., Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. & Peters, O. (2011). Rethinking Internet skills. The Contribution Of Gender, Age, Education, Internet Experience, And Hours Online To Medium- And Content-Related Internet Skills. Poetics, 39, 125–144.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2011). Internet Skills and the Digital Divide. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444810386774.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. (2010). Internet skills, vital assets in an information society. Doctoral dissertation. Enschede: University of Twente.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2010). Trendrapport Computer‐ en Internetgebruik 2010. Enschede: University of Twente.

Van Deursen, AJAM, Van der Vaart, R., Drossaert, CHC, Van Dijk, JAGM, Taal, E. & Van de Laar, MAFJ. (2010). Validation of a Dutch Version of the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS). Poster presented at the Medicine2.0 congres in Maastricht, the Netherlands, November 29–30, 2010.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2010). Measuring Internet Skills. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 26(10), 891-916.

Van Deursen, A. & Van Dijk, J. (2010). Civil Servants' Internet Skills: Are They Ready for E-Government? Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6228, 132-143.

Van Dijk, J. & Van Deursen, A. (2010). Traditional media skills and digital media skills: Much of a difference? Paper presented at the ICA conference, Singapore.

Van Deursen, A., Van Dijk, J. & Peters, O. (2010). The Older the better. Rethinking Internet skills. The Role Of Gender, Age, Education, Internet Experience, And Hours Spent Online. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Singapore.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2009). Using the Internet: Skill Related Problems in Users' Online Behavior. Interacting with Computers, 21, 393-402.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2009). Trendreport: Motivation, Access, Use and Skills. A European and Dutch perspective. Enschede: University of Twente.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2009). Improving digital skills for the use of online public information and services. Government Information Quarterly, 26, 333-340.

Van Dijk, J. & Van Deursen, A. (2009). Inequalities of Digital Skills and How to Overcome Them. In Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society. E. Ferro, Y. K. Dwivedi, R. Gil-Garcia & M. D. Williams (eds). IGI Global, Hershey.

Van Deursen, A.J.A.M. & Van Dijk, J.A.G.M. (2009). eVaardigheden en eAwareness van Nederlandse ambtenaren. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Van Deursen, A. & Van Dijk, J. (2008). Using Online Public Services: A Measurement of Citizens’ Operational, Formal, Information and Strategic Skills. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5184 (pp. 195-206).

Van Deursen, A., & Van Dijk, J. (2008). Measuring digital skills. Performance tests of operational, formal, information and strategic Internet skills among the Dutch population. Presented at the ICA Conference Montreal 22-26 May 2008.

Van Deursen, A., & Van Dijk, J. (2008). Digitale vaardigheden van Nederlandse burgers. Een prestatiemeting van operationele, formele, informatie en strategische vaardigheden bij het gebruik van overheidswebsites. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Van Deursen, A. (2007). Where to go in the near future: Diverging perspectives on online public service delivery. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4656 (pp. 143-154).

Van Dijk, J., Pieterson, W., Van Deursen, A., & Ebbers, W. (2007). eServices for Citizens: The Dutch usage case. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4656, (pp. 155-166).

Van Deursen, A., Van Dijk, J., & Boland, D. (2007). Elektronische publieke dienstverlening in de toekomst. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Van Deursen, A., Van Dijk, J., & Ebbers, W. (2006). Why E-Government usage lags behind: Explaining the gap between potential and actual usage of electronic public services in the Netherlands. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4084 (pp. 269-280).

Van Deursen, A., & Pieterson, W. (2006). The Internet as a service channel in the public sector. A substitute or complement of traditional service channels? Presented at the ICA 2006, Dresden.

Van Deursen, A. & Van Dijk, J. (2006). Van aanbod naar vraag, tijd voor een perspectiefwisseling: Verkennend onderzoek naar het gebruik van elektronische overheidsdiensten door burgers in Nederland. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Peters, O., Rickes, M., Jöckel, S. von Criegern, C., & van Deursen, A. (2006). Explaining and analyzing audiences: A social cognitive approach to selectivity and media use. Communications, 31(3), 279-308.