Jeroen van Merriënboer
Founder of the 4C/ID model Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer is Professor of Learning and Instruction at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, where he is Research Director of the Graduate School of Health Professions Education (SHE). He also holds honorary positions at the University of Bergen in Norway and the Open University of the Netherlands. He has published over 300 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of learning and instruction and medical education.
Paul A. Kirschner is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the Open University of the Netherlands, as well as Guest Professor at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium, and Honorary Doctor (doctor honoris causa) at the University of Oulu, Finland. He has published nearly 400 journal articles, books, and book chapters in the areas of learning, instruction, and collaborative learning.
Liesbeth Kester is full professor Educational Sciences at Utrecht University (UU). She is chair of the UU division Education and director of the academic master Educational Sciences of the UU. She is also member of the board of the Dutch Interuniversity Centre for Educational Research (ICO). Her expertise includes instructional design, multimedia learning, hypermedia learning, personalized learning, and learning, and designing and developing flexible learning environments (including game-based learning environments).
Iwan Wopereis is a senior lecturer at the Expertise Centre for Education and Professional development (ECOP) of the Open Universiteit. At ECOP he teaches courses on instructional design and synchronous online education (i.e., the virtual classroom). Iwan has given various workshops on the 4C/ID-model in secondary vocational education (MBO) and higher education (HBO/WO). In addition to teaching, he researches subjects related to instructional design, information literacy, and creativity.
Jimmy Frerejean is assistant professor at the Department of Educational Development and Research and member of the Taskforce Instructional Design & E-Learning at Maastricht University. Jimmy has experience applying the 4C/ID model in various projects and contexts, such as teaching information literacy skills, developing a teacher training program (i.e., the MATCH project), developing educational materials for palliative care (i.e., the Pasemeco project), and developing a continuous professional development program for facilitators in simulation-based education. Jimmy is also involved in courses, workshops, and consultancy on 4C/ID.
Marco Marcellis is a computer science lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is responsible for the minor Mobile Development. The course mobile application development, which is part of the minor, has been developed with the 4C/ID model. Currently, he is working on a PhD research project at the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University and investigating how to design blended learning programs with the 4C/ID model.
Brena Melo (PhD, Maastricht University) medical doctor, is associate professor and coordinator of the Simulation Center at Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde (FPS), Recife, Brazil. She is also coordinator of the High Risk Pregnancy Ward at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP) and a member of the National Specialties Comission, subdivision Obstetrics Urgencies, at Federação Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia (Febrasgo). Her main research focuses on the use of 4C/ID model for simulation training for multiple clinical specialties.