Siswa van Riesen, MSc.

Siswa van Riesen (Amersfoort, 1987) studied Communication Studies (BSc, MSc) and Psychology (MSc) at the University of Twente. For her Psychology master’s research she went to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where she, guided by Ton de Jong and Miguel Nussbaum, compared the effects of Single Display Groupware (SDG) with traditional classical instruction of geometry for third grade students. Another aspect of this work was the identification of silent collaborative patterns. Siswa started her PhD-project at the department of Instructional Technology in October 2012.

PhD Project

Siswa participates in the international project Go-Lab in which virtual and remote laboratories are gathered and embedded into a pedagogical framework. Within Go-Lab (especially suitable for secondary schools) students from different countries can conduct remote experiments in laboratories all over the world, practice their inquiry skills and gain deep conceptual knowledge. Scaffolding tools support these students and helps them to conduct experiments properly. Siswa develops and researches the effects of scaffolding tools.

Research interests

  • Inquiry Learning
  • Remote Learning
  • Computer-Supported (Collaborative) Learning
  • Scaffolding Tools
  • Experiment Design