Radboud University, The Netherlands
Professor Education and Artificial Intelligence
Inge Molenaar is professor Education and Artificial Intelligence at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University in the Netherlands and the Director of the National Education Lab AI. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of technology enhanced learning taking multiple roles from entrepreneur to academic. Her research in the Adaptive Learning Lab focusses on technology empowered innovation to optimize students’ learning. The application of data, learning analytics and Artificial Intelligence to understand how learning unfolds over time is central in her work. Artificial Intelligence offers a powerful way to make new steps towards measuring, understanding and designing innovative learning scenarios. Dr Molenaar envisions Hybrid Human-Systems that augment human intelligence with artificial intelligence to empower learners and teachers in their quest to make education more efficient, effective and responsive. In this endeavor collaboration between governments, schools, research and industry is essential to develop the next generation educational systems. Dr Molenaar has just received an ERC Starting Grant to develop the first Hybrid Human-AI Regulation system to train young learners’ Self-regulated learning skills with the help of AI and she also recently became a Jacobs Foundation Fellow. Dr Molenaar holds Master’s degrees in Cognitive Psychology and International Business studies (Maastricht University) and a PhD in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam).