Jelmer Evers is a teacher, writer, learning expert and innovator. He is an active transformer of the Dutch educational system. With a solid basis in teaching, still teaching two days a week at UniC in Utrecht the Netherlands, he is moving away from traditional teaching, introducing concepts such as Challenge based learning and Connected learning, personal learning environments and networks, MOOCs, Flipped Classroom, game based learning and gamification. Using a variety of web 2.0 tools he’s creating blended learning environments in which learning can take place anywhere and anytime.
Jelmer studied History of International Relations at Utrecht University. Afterwards he attended the Foreign Relations Course (Leergang Buitenlandse Betrekkingen) at Clingendael Institute on a scholarship. He decided that he wanted to take up teaching and enrolled in the Bi-Lingual and International Teacher Training Programme (BITEP) in which he also taught in a secondary school in Mamelodi Township, Pretoria.