dr. M. Farrokhnia (Mohammadreza)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I hold a Master's in Physics Education and a PhD in Educational Technology. As an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Twente, my passion lies in harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies—including computer-supported collaborative learning environments, simulations, VR, and serious games—to enhance the learning experiences of K-12 students. My primary focus is on facilitating students' conceptual understanding of science and equipping them with essential 21st-century skills, such as creative thinking and problem-solving.


Farrokhnia, M., Hatami, J., & Noroozi, O. (2023). Assessing High School Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Physics: A Cognitive Approach. In W. Admiraal, E. Cakir, & M. L. Ciddi (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 108-119)
Dehghanzadeh, H. , Farrokhnia, M., Dehghanzadeh, H., Taghipour, K., & Noroozi, O. (2023). Using gamification to support learning in K-12 education: A systematic literature review. British journal of educational technology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13335
Farrokhnia, M., Noroozi, O., Baggen, Y., & Biemans, H. (2023). Sparking creativity in Entrepreneurship courses: The effect of using the SCAMPER technique in Brainstorming sessions. Paper presented at 3E Conference - Inaugural ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference 2023, Aarhus, Denmark.
Farrokhnia, M., Banihashem, S. K., Noroozi, O., & Wals, A. (2023). A SWOT analysis of ChatGPT: Implications for educational practice and research. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2023.2195846
Farrokhnia, M., Noroozi, O., Baggen, Y., & Biemans, H. (2022). Sparking Creativity in Entrepreneurship Courses: Investigating the Effect of Hybrid Brainstorming Sessions on Business Opportunity Identification Outcomes. Paper presented at International Conference on Studies in Education and Social Sciences, ICSES 2022, Antalya, Turkey.
Farrokhnia, M., Harm Biemans, & Omid Noroozi (2022). Fostering opportunity identification capability: The role of philosophical perspectives in the selection of teaching and assessment approaches. Paper presented at 3E Conference – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference 2022
, Dijon, France. https://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/fulltext/583382
Badali, M., Hatami, J. , Farrokhnia, M., & Noroozi, O. (2022). The effects of using Merrill’s first principles of instruction on learning and satisfaction in MOOC. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 216-225. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2020.1813187
Farrokhnia, M., Baggen, Y., Biemans, H., & Noroozi, O. (2022). Bridging the fields of entrepreneurship and education: The role of philosophical perspectives in fostering opportunity identification. The International Journal of Management Education, 20(2), Article 10063220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2022.100632
Banihashem, S. K. , Farrokhnia, M., Badali, M., & Noroozi, O. (2022). The impacts of constructivist learning design and learning analytics on students’ engagement and self-regulation. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 59(4), 442-452. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2021.1890634

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