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Education consulting firm for advice, coaching, research and training in the field of learning and teaching

since 1983

Director/owner is Reinder Vrielink, MSc +31 682164425

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Introduction

My name is Reinder Vrielink. I was born in Deventer (1951), a small old town in the east of the Netherlands (EU). I am married and we have three children and six grandchildren. I’m interested in the role of new technology in learning and teaching (technology enhanced learning). Learning to practise non-violent communication is also one of my goals. I am also crazy about football (soccer), nature, music, travel, hiking, biking and everything to do with human behaviour.

I studied biochemistry (1973, HBO-b, Bachelor degree/Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Institute Delft), physics and chemistry (1981, MO-A, Bachelor degree/Rijks Universiteit Utrecht) medical and biological techniques (1983, Bachelor degree NGLOB/Amsterdam) and e-learning, multimedia and consultancy (2005, Master degree/Sheffield Hallam University, UK).

In my work experience, I started as a biochemical laboratory assistant at the Psychiatric Hospital Endegeest in Oegstgeest, where we did research on brain metabolism which is related to Parkinson’s disease. At the same hospital, I taught nurses laboratory skills. In 1978, I made a transfer to a secondary school in Deventer where I taught sciences for about ten years.
After that, I became a headmaster in three different secondary schools. During 2006/2007, I worked as an interim teacher/developer at NHL University in the Netherlands at the Institute of Technology, department of Communication & Multi Media Design, where I developed the minor in education and multimedia. Since November 2007, I was manager of education at the Police Academy of the Netherlands. At the school of Policing I was also a member of the project team to develop a new curriculum: MBO all-round police officer in three years (instead of four). The last four years I was program manager of ICT and education at the Police Academy of the Netherlands.

I retired June 2015. After 42 years for the national Government to have worked, mainly in education, I am now fully on my education consulting firm, Paul Revédi Consultancy. In addition I do volunteer work: I am employee education at the Etty Hillesum Centre (Deventer) and teacher Dutch language on the AZC (Schalkhaar). My place of residence is Deventer.

 

Publications

Vrielink, R. (2017). Implementation of Blackboard 9.1 (learn) at the Police Academy of the Netherlands.

Vrielink, R. (2015). Appreciation of the use of Blackboard at the Police Academy of the Netherlands using the Technology Acceptance Model.Volume 1, Issue 1. ISSN (online) 2049-7385 The Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change.

Vrielink, R. (2011). The use of social media within police education

Vrielink, R. (2006). Predicting the use of Blackboard and predicting the use of a Personal Digital Analyser with the Technology Acceptance Model. A comparative and a cross-validation research among Dutch pupils aged 12-18. 24 September 2006. Current Developments in Technology-Assisted Education. Seville m-ICTE 2006. Vol. 1 p. 591-595

Vrielink, R. (2006). Implementing Open and Flexible Learning Environment: Dalton College and e-learning. elearningeuropa.info. 27 maart 2006. elearningeuropa.info