Nynke Kruiderink is a senior educational technology consultant and coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Centre at the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) with 8000 students. She represents her faculty within the university in several committees including the Change Advisory Board with 7 faculties, serving all 35.0000 students and 6.000 employees.
Nynke Kruiderink bridges the two worlds of higher education and technological innovation and advises on advantages gained from augmenting teaching and learning with the best suited technology, i.e. blended learning. Contextual advice is her expertise from which the most effective strategies ensue.
She has gained cultural and organizational sensitivity in her experience working in sustainable development and with international knowledge networks and has presented at several international conferences worldwide from Anaheim to Addis Ababa and Minsk. As the projectleader implementation Canvas at the faculty of Social and Behavioral Science and representing her faculty in the Center for Innovation, Learning & Teaching, she applies the combination of her skills in her multifaceted work.
With a background as a political scientist, autodidact in several programming languages and early adaptor, she early on combined her knowledge and expertise to assess new technologies, understand the needs of the users, and lead them forward in a mutually beneficial collaboration. Having been raised as a Third Culture child in New York, she has a high sense of contextual relevance which translates into a strong organizational sensitivity, a very practical skill in complex organizations.