prof.dr. A.J.M. de Jong (Ton)

Full Professor

About Me

Ton de Jong studied cognitive psychology at the University of Amsterdam and received a PhD in technological science from the Eindhoven University of Technol­ogy on the topic ‘problem solving and knowledge repre­sentation in physics for novice students.

Currently he is full professor of the section Instructional Technology at the University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences where he acts as head of the section Instructional Technology. In 2001/2002 he has also been (part-time) full professor at the Institute for Knowledge Media at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He has also worked for the Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, and the University of Amsterdam. He has coordinated eight EU-funded projects including the Go-Lab project.

He is (co-)author of over 100 journal papers and over 90 book chapters and was the (co-) editor of a number of books. He has three publications in Science.

He is former associate editor for Instructional Science and the Journal of Engineering Education. He is on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Computer Assisted LearningContemporary Educational PsychologyInternational Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, International Journal of Science EducationJournal of Computers in Education, and Smart Learning Environments. He has been on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Educational Research, Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D), Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Educational PsychologistLearning & Instruction, and Educational Research Review.

Ton de Jong is a fellow of AERA and the ISLS and is appointed member of the Academia Europaea.

For more information see his personal webpage.

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  • Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR)
  • Inter-university Centre for Educational Research (ICO)
  • The EU Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)


Social Sciences
Learning Environment
Engineering & Materials Science
Medicine & Life Sciences

Ancillary Activities

    Voorzitterschap Programmaraad OnderwijsOnderzoek (PROWO)


  • problem solving in science
  • inquiry (computer-simulation based) learning environments
  • learners’ cognitive processes
  • instructional design
  • man-machine interfaces


Other Contributions


Rodríguez-Triana, M. J., Prieto, L.P., Ley, T., de Jong, T., & Gillet, D. (in press). Social practices in teacher knowledge creation and innovation adoption: a large-scale study in an online instructional design community for inquiry learning. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Villarta, L., van der Veen, J., van der Berg, E., Anjewierden, A., & de Jong, T. (in press). Designing inquiry-based learning environments for introductory quantum physics education. Physics Education

van der Graaf, J., Segers, E.  & de Jong, T. (in press). The effect of integration and signaling on inquiry learning and knowledge acquisition. Contemporary Educational Psychology.

Xenofontis, N. Hovardas, T., Zacharias, Z., & de Jong, T. (in press). Inquiry-based learning and retrospective action: Problematizing student work in a computer-supported learning environment. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

van Riesen, S.A.N., Gijlers, H, Anjewierden, A., & de Jong, T. (in press). The influence of prior knowledge on the effectiveness of guided experiment design. Interactive learning Environments

Eysink, T.H.S., Van Dijk, A., & de Jong, T. (2020). BE COOL!: A digital learning environment to challenge and socially include gifted learners. Educational Technology Research & Development, 68, 2373-2393.

Ozgur Kapici, H., Akcay, H., & de Jong, T. (2020). How do different laboratory environments influence students’ attitudes towards science courses and laboratories? Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 52, 534-549.

Steinrücke, J., Veldkamp, B.P.M., & de Jong, T. (2020). Information literacy skills assessment in digital crisis management training. Frontiers in Education, 5.

Kuang, X., Eysink, T., & de Jong, T. (2020). Effects of providing partial hypotheses as a support for simulation-based inquiry learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 36, 487-501.

Maureen, I., van der Meij, H., & de Jong, T. (2020). Enhancing storytelling activities to support early (digital) literacy development in early childhood education. International Journal of Early Childhood, 52, 55-76.

Van Dijk, A., Eysink, T.H.S., & de Jong, T. (2020). Supporting cooperative dialogue in heterogeneous groups in elementary education. Small Group Research, 51, 464-491

Steinrücke, J., Veldkamp, B.P.M., & de Jong, T. (2019). Determining the effect of stress on analytical skills performance in digital decision games: Towards an unobtrusive measure of experienced stress in gameplay scenarios. Computers in Human Behavior, 99, 144-155.

Kroeze, K., van den Berg, S.M., Lazonder, A.W., Veldkamp, B., & de Jong, T. (2019). Automated feedback can improve hypothesis quality. Frontiers in Education, 3(116)

Eshuis, E., ter Vrugte, J., Anjewierden, A., Bollen, L., Sikken, J., & de Jong, T. (2019). Improving the quality of vocational students’ collaboration and knowledge acquisition through instruction and joint reflection. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 14, 53-76.

Ozgur Kapici, H., Akcay, H., & de Jong, T. (2019). Using hands-on and virtual laboratories alone or together―which works better for acquiring knowledge and skills? Journal of Science Education and Technology, 28, 231-250.

de Jong, T. (2019). Moving towards engaged learning in STEM domains; there is no simple answer but clearly a road ahead. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 35, 153-167.

Sergis, S., Sampson, D.G., Pelliccione, L., Rodríguez-Triana, M.J., Gillet, D., de Jong, T. (2019). Using educational data from teaching and learning to inform teachers’ reflective educational design in inquiry-based STEM education. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, 724-738.

Maureen, I., van der Meij, H., & de Jong, T. (2018). Supporting literacy and digital literacy development in early childhood education through the use of storytelling activities. International Journal of Early Childhood, 50, 371-389

van Riesen, S.A.N., Gijlers, H, Anjewierden, A., & de Jong, T. (2018). The influence of prior knowledge on experiment design guidance in a science inquiry context. International Journal of Science Education, 11, 1327-1344.

Efstathiou, C., Hovardas, T., Xenofontos, N., Zacharia, Z., de Jong, T., Anjewierden, A., & van Riesen, S.A.N. (2018). Providing guidance in virtual lab experimentation: The case of an experiment design tool. Educational Technology Research & Development, 66, 767-791.

Magana, A.J. & de Jong T. (Eds.). (2018). Special issue on modeling and simulation practices in Engineering Education. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 26(4).

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B228
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B228
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands