Ton de Jong holds a chair in Instructional Technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He specializes in inquiry learning (mainly in science domains) supported by technology. He was coordinator of several EU projects currently he is coordinator of the H2020 Next-Lab project on learning with online laboratories in science. He published over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He has published papers in Science on inquiry learning with computer simulations (2006), design environments (2013), and virtual laboratories (2013). He is AERA fellow and was elected member of the Academia Europaea  in 2014.