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I am an educational researcher with a PhD in pedagogy and digital learning processes. My primary research interests are students´ learning strategies with a special focus on digital learning strategies and the corresponding teacher functions in online teaching environments.

My PhD is based on long-term extensive ethnographic fieldwork in an online nursing program. I have examined the development, implementation and handling of online teaching- and learning practices in both organizational -, teachers´ - and students´ perspectives. Following students at home, on campus and in the clinical practice, has brought the students' handling of an online learning practice into focus for my research. The students' development of what I call `Digital learning communities´

is made possible and supported by study strategies related to students´ self-management of the formal learning environment into the informal, a necessary technology acquisition and students´ ability to academically challenge and be challenged by fellow students.

I participate in research projects in Research Center for Pedagogy and Education, The Research Program for Learning and Digital Technologies (VIA) and have participated in Center for Research in Clinical Nursing (VIA). Further, I take active part in the research network Ethnographic studies in Innovative Learning Contexts, University of Copenhagen.

In terms of research, I have particular experience with qualitative methods. I have experience with development and implementation of educational initiatives and innovations.


I teach `Research Methodology´ and `Communication´ in a combination of both online and face-to-face classes in the Nursing education. Further, I am semester responsible for the first 2 years of the Online Nursing education in VIA.

Research and development areas

Online learning, blended learning, students learning strategies, net-based teaching, development of digital education, e-learning, pedagogy, e-pedagogy, community of practices, e-didactics, virtual teaching, teacher roles, ethnography, research interviews, professional identity, profession-oriented education.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Etnografisk forløbsstudie i netbaseret sygeplejerske - mellem hjemmet, skolen og klinikken, University of Copenhagen

Feb 2014Mar 2019

Award Date: 27 Mar 2019

Cand.cur, MSc(Nursing), Nystartede sygeplejestuderendes forestillinger om god sygepleje og den gode sygeplejerskes evner – og om hvorvidt disse forestillinger imødekommes i deres undervisning, Aarhus University

Sept 2002Nov 2004

Award Date: 5 Jan 2005


Apr 1988Nov 1991

Award Date: 1 Nov 1991

Associate professor qualification, Sygeplejerskeuddannelsen Viborg/Thisted

Jun 2005Jun 2009

Diploma degree in pedagogy, De stille sygeplejestuderende, CVU Midt-Vest

Jan 2006Jun 2007

Suppleringsuddannelsen i sygepleje

Sept 2001Jun 2002


Ph.d. studerende, University of Copenhagen

Feb 2014Mar 2019

Underviser, lektor, VIA University College

1 Feb 2005 → …

Sygeplejerske, Regionshospital Viborg

Nov 1991Jun 2001


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