Sometimes history repeats itself, albeit slowly. More than 27 years ago I got a phone call: "Would I like to work in the Psychology laboratory of the University of Amsterdam (UvA)?" Having just finished my studies, I gladly accepted the offer. Six weeks ago I got another phone call: "Would I like to work at the Instructional Technology department of the University of Twente?". This time the choice was not so easy, especially given that I have worked with some colleagues, Bob Wielinga and Jan Wielemaker in particular, for the entire period and I have learned an awful lot from them.
And how, you may wonder, does history repeat itself. Oh well, I'm surrounded by psychologists again :-). The assignment is to think about Educational Data Mining (EDM) for the next two years and the nice bonus is that a continuation of weblog research, which would have been difficult at UvA, is also on the cards. EDM is not well-defined, it is obviously related to (e-)learning environments in the broadest sense. The department I'm moving to has a vacancy for a post-doc with an educational background. Have a look at it if you like (science) education and telling me what to do (let us call that knowledge sharing :-)).
Finally, a remark on long-term planning. Ten years ago I bought a house in Enschede, opposite the University of Twente (guess why!). Now, this means that I can actually cycle to work in about 6 minutes.