September 8th 2010 I succesfully defended my dissertation ‘Allocated online reciprocal peer support via instant messaging as a canidate for decreasing the tutoring load of teachers’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Download a summary of the dissertation. Please contact me if you are interested in a (digital) copy of the complete dissertation.



  • De Bakker, G.M. (2010). Allocated online reciprocal peer support as a candidate for decreasing the tutoring load of teachers. Unpublished dissertation, Eindhoven University of Technology. Pdf (summary)
  • De Bakker, G., van Bruggen, J., Sloep, P., Jochems, W. (2011). Introducing the SAPS system and a corresponding allocation mechanism for synchronous online reciprocal peer support activities. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(1).
  • Westera, W., De Bakker, G., & Wagemans, L. (2009). Self-Arrangement of Fleeting Student Pairs: a Web 2.0 Approach for Peer Tutoring, Interactive Learning Environments, 17(4), 341-349.
  • De Bakker, G. (2009). Social software in class: yet another hype or serious opportunities? In: Motivate: Masters Level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education. Ligatura, Hungary.
  • Bakker, G.M. de, Sloep, P.B., Jochems, W.M.G. (2007). Students and instant messaging: a survey of current use and demands for higher education. ALT-J : Association for Learning Technology, 15(2), 143-153.

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