DevLog #3: The great website migration

Goodbye WordPress. I’ve had a variety of websites running on WordPress for a long time, with the most recent/current projects being the Dutch education site “Leren Leuker Maken” and my (still very bare) English education site “International SEN Group”. My Dutch website gets a respectable number of hits on a monthly basis (anywhere between 2000 and 4000 visitors) with a range of resources being regularly downloaded and used in Dutch and Flemish classrooms....

August 26, 2023 · 2 min · Jaap Marsman

DevLog #2

And here we are, a few months since my last post, so it’s time to reflect on a Summer and Autumn gone by. As I’m juggling school, studies and projects, free time has been in short supply again. To start things off, I found a fun read here on why Godot is extremely suitable for complex app development. Great! I feel even more validated than I needed to. So, without further ado… how have my different projects evolved over the past few months?...

December 4, 2022 · 6 min · Jaap Marsman

DevLog #1

As I’m writing this first development log, I’m one year into my Master’s in Psychology through the University of Glasgow. The past year has been a whirlwind of new information coming my way and unexpectedly, finding my way around R (the statistical programming language) has been one of the greatest joys. So here I am. One year in. Thinking of how to expand on the fun I’m having with psychological science & programming....

August 10, 2022 · 6 min · Jaap Marsman

Anchoring Ourselves

This article on anchoring was originally published in a shortened version on TES Magazine. With permission from TES, please see the longer version below. Feeling adrift In Dutch naval history, the anchor has long been the symbol of hope. As a symbol of stability, the anchor’s purpose is clear: to keep us from drifting off. But what about the metaphorical concept of anchors? How are we ensuring that, as international educators, we are securely anchored during a time of global uncertainty?...

December 13, 2020 · 10 min · Jaap Marsman