dr. B.J. Kolloffel (Bas)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Bas Kollöffel is Assistant Professor of Professional Learning with Technology. He received a PhD in Instructional Technology from the University of Twente. The focus of his research is on the use of technology-based, immersive training environments for professional and vocational training and education. Examples of such technologies are  Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), GoPro action cameras, simulators, games and online learning environments (including MOOC's and SPOC's). His research projects focus on both the instructional design and the effectiveness of such environments, by assessing the training and learning effects, and studying and finding new ways to support learners, to optimize their learning processes, and to foster transfer of training, in order to facilitate the use of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes at the workplace.


Engineering & Materials Science
Engineering Education
Social Sciences
Learning Environment
Medicine & Life Sciences
Probability Theory



Instructional technology; effects of learning; transfer of learning; design and usability of online learning environments; external representations; cognitive styles and abilities; motivation and achievements goals; feedback; metacognition.


Friso - van den Bos, I. , & Kollöffel, B. (2022). This is how we roll: Testing and training Situation Awareness in roller operator students using Virtual Reality. Abstract from 11th EARLI SIG14 Learning and Professional Development Conference 2022, Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Friso-van den Bos, I., Mowlaei, S. , & Kollöffel, B. J. (2020). This is how we roll: A VR environment for training Situation Awareness in roller operator students. In Learning & professional development: From innovative research to innovative interventions: Book of abstracts of the EARLI SIG14 2020 Conference (pp. 154) https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12515342
Kollöffel, B., & Olde Heuvel, K. (2020). Virtual reality training of presentation skills: how real does it feel? a mixed-method study. In J. van der Veen, N. van Hattum-Janssen, H-M. Järvinen, T. de Laet, & I. ten Dam (Eds.), Engaging, Engineering, Education: Book of Abstracts, SEFI 48th Annual Conference University of Twente (online), 20-24 September, 2020 (pp. 252-261). University of Twente.

UT Research Information System


  • Department of Educational Science (OWK): coordinator of HRD education
  • Course: Innovative Technology-Based Learning Environments (201400002)
  • Course: Trending topics in Educational Science and Technology (201200034)
  • Designing for learning in schools and organizations (201300068)
  • Innovative Technology-Based Learning Environments (201400002)
  • Professional learning in organizations (201500001)
  • Research proposal EST (201200035)
  • Trending topics in Educational Science and Technology (201200034)
  • Supervising Bachelor and Master thesis projects Educational Sciences & Technology and Psychology

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B214
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B214
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands