If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Competences

Project management: Professional
Networking: Several years of experience
Fundraising: Great experience
Administration: Several years of experience
Management: Several years of experience

Research and development areas

My research interest is on the educational use of digital media and ICT in education focusing on developing learning designs and the importance in scaffolding teachers in the integration process. 

In my PhD thesis I have identified various learning potentials and challenges when teachers integrate web 2.0 mediated learning in their teaching practice. The thesis furthermore outlines a collaborative design methodology for the design of learning activities and learning processes that can be used to support teachers in their (re-)design of learning. 
My research also shows that there is a need to organize some kind of organizational support unit to scaffold and facilitate teachers’ design and implement their learning design. It is important as the “scaffolder” to have competences within the area of pedagogy and technology and keep in mind the philosophy: “We cannot design learning we can only design for learning” [Buus, 2016; Dirckinck-Holmfeld & Jones, 2009].

In my work and my research, I focus on learning design and ways to scaffold teachers in the process of design and integration. I contribute to the pedagogical and technological design and development of online and blended courses in collaboration with the professionals with the different domains. I am involved in research projects where we look into approaches in the scaffolding of teachers in these processes to gain more knowledge about how to organize and build learning designs that take the scaffolding of teachers into account.

I have worked with integration of ICT and design of virtual learning environments in different educational contexts (educational organizations, workplaces, etc.) with a focus on the educational and organizational opportunities and challenges faced.

I have conducted and participated in several development projects; both internal, national, inter-national and EU projects within my field of research, and I have experience as a certified project manager.

My specialties:

  • Scaffold and facilitate teachers integrate ICT in an online learning environment,
  • Facilitate pedagogical learning designs and development of virtual learning environments.
  • Integration of social media and web 2.0 in learning and teaching

Research Areas:

 

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 
  • Communication Theory 
  • Online og Blended Learning & Distance Education
  • Informations- and Communikations Technology (ICT)
  • Virtuelle learning environments
  • Social Software 
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media 
  • Networked Learning 
  • Pedagogy
  • Distributed Learning 
  • Problem Basered Learning (PBL)
  • Practice learning
  • Design and development of courses
  • Learning Designs
  • Technological empowerment and digital literacy

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Human Centred Informatics, Aalborg University

Sep 2010Nov 2015

Award Date: 15 Feb 2016

Master of Arts, Human Centred Informatics, Aalborg University

Sep 1997May 2001

Award Date: 12 Jun 2001

Supplement, Communication, Aalborg University

Sep 1996Aug 1997

Award Date: 20 Aug 1997

Bachlor, Human Informatics, Aalborg University

Sep 1993Sep 1996

Award Date: 26 Jun 1996

Positions

Forskningsleder for Program for Læring og IT, VIA University College

2020 → …

Leder af Enheden for Digitalt Læringsdesign, IT og digitalisering samt Konstitueret forskningsleder for Forskningscenter for Læring og IT, VIA University College

20192020

Specialkonsulent ved Forskning og Uddannelse under Efter- og Videreuddannelse, VIA University College

20162019

E-Læringskonsulent ved IT Service, Aalborg University

20132016

Faglig gruppeleder og e-læringskonsulent ved E-Læringssamarbejdet, Aalborg University

20102013

E-Læringskonsulent ved E-Læringssamarbejdet, Aalborg University

20072010

Forskningsassistent ved E-Learning Lab - Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design (eLL), Aalborg University

20022007

Keywords

  • community of practice
  • e-learning
  • social media
  • educational science
  • cooperation
  • blended learning
  • digitalization
  • digitial communication
  • web 2.0
  • virtual learning
  • didactics
  • action learning