Prof. P.C.J. Segers (Eliane)
Professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Professor - Orthopedagogics: Learning and Development
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
Eliane Segers studied Language, Speech and Computer Sciences (MA) as well as Cognitive Science (MSc) at Radboud University, Nijmegen. She received a PhD in Social Sciences at the same university in 2003 (“Multimedia support of early literacy learning.”). Currently, she is full professor at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) at Radboud University (chair Learning & Technology). She is also professor in Reading and Digital Media at Twente University, at the department of Instructional Technology. This chair is funded by Stichting Lezen (“Reading Foundation”, Amsterdam). She is the scientific director of the Expertisecentrum Nederlands.
Eliane’s research focuses on individual variation in learning and learning problems and with a specific interest on how the use of ICT may foster learning. Her research has both a fundamental and an applied focus, with a strong societal relevance. She also (co-)developed games for educational use, focusing on emergent literacy, reading fluency, scientific thinking, and museum visits. She is involved in the development of www.samenonderzoeken.nl, together with the Expertisecentrum Nederlands, this website contains e.g. best-practice videos, regarding teaching STEM in primary schools.
Research grants and prizes
- 2021 - VICI Opportunities and challenges in comprehension of digital texts Reading digital texts from multiple sources has become the norm nowadays. Are children digital natives for whom this is not a problem, or can they no longer focus their attention, preventing deep reading comprehension? Researchers will investigate this and develop effective lesson materials to promote comprehension of digital texts. More information
- Daniel Wigboldus award (2011), Research Master Behavioural Science
Professor of Reading & Digital Media
(01 March 2016)
University of Twente
(01 September 2019)
Dutch Expert Centre Language Education