About Dr. Rita Kop has worked for Yorkville University since August 2012 as researcher on the research and development of advance. Before that she worked for NRC on advanced learning technologies. Before that she was Assistant Professor in Adult Continuing Education at Swansea University in the UK where she also managed e-learning research and large digital inclusion projects. Before she came to the UK she spent ten years as teacher and head teacher in Dutch elementary education. Her research interests are personalized learning, adult education, self-directed learning, open and distance education, learning through online networks, learning design and educational change.