Marit Bijlsma

Marit Bijlsma graduated with honours from Maastricht University in European Public Affairs. She has particular interest in education and innovation policy and trends in e-learning. Her strengths lies in the variety of activities she carries out: as a researcher and project acquisition officer (Fryske Akademy/Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning) and as a consultant (Vondel & Nassau). With this experience she can bring research into practice, and practice into research. After having worked for Maastricht University at the UM Campus in Brussels she developed her knowledge on issues such as MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses), she joined the Fryske Akademy / Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning to work as a researcher on an project with regards to Open Educational Resources (OER).