Annechien Sarah Helsdingen
Dr. Anne Helsdingen works as course developer and project manager, developing massive open online courses at the center for digital education from EPFL in Lausanne.
Anne has nearly 20 years of experience in human factors research, training and training development, academic teaching and (research) management.
Her experience in training and education is rich and varied and includes training critical thinking strategies to various civil and military organizations; designing training programs for military aircrews; developing specifications for artillery training simulators; design, develop and conduct blended learning programs for military commanders; and teaching psychology to bachelor and master students.
Anne’s research focuses on learning complex cognitive skills such as reflection, critical thinking and decision-making. She has worked in many international multi-disciplinary research teams, commissioned, for instance, by NATO Research and Technology Organisation or the European Union. Having worked both in academia and in contract research provides her with ample experience in both applied and more fundamental research projects.
In her pervious role as research director for Effat University in Saudi Arabia, she managed a diversified team of researchers and substantially contributed to the university’s scientific development by actively shaping and defining the university’s research structure and strategies.
Fields of expertise
Human Factors Research, Learning and Cognition, Training System Specification
|French language, level A2||UNIL/EPFL||JANUARY-JUNE 2017|
|Planning and Managing the quality of research activities||British Council & National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||June 2012|
|Writing English for publication||Utrecht University||January - May 2005|
|R&D portfolio management||Cranfield University||May 2002|
|Policy, personnel, organisation and financial management at the Dutch Armed Forces||Dutch Government Institute||2001|
|Introductory course for civilians working at the Royal Netherlands Army||RNLA - Military Academy||1998|
|Naval tactics and systems (several courses: surface warfare, subsurface warfare, air warfare)||Royal Netherlands Navy - Operational School||1997 & 1998|
|Mine Counter Measures||Royal Netherlands Navy - Eugermin Mine Warfare School||1997|
|PhD||Psychology||Open University of The Netherlands||8 november 2008|
|MSc||Experimental Psychology||Vrije Universiteit||12 september 1996|