Renate Andersen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Education
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Visiting address Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo Gautadallèen 21
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

In my PhD thesis I investigate different forms of mutual product development between amateurs (amateur developers) and professionals in different settings. I am scrutinizing how social media and other technological tools can mediate such processes of mutual development, as a form of collaboration between end users and professional developers.  In these relations it is interesting to investigate how end users and professional deveopers are co-constructing artifacts together. Topics such as user-driven innovation and crowdsourcing as a new form of work and how this may create new forms of learning at work (inter-organizational learning) are also investigated. The topic of MOOCs as a new form of education and participatory pedagogy emphasizing collaboration between end users and organizers is also an important area for research for me. Other areas of interest are ICT and learning, social media in work-life contexts and computer supported collaborated learning.


Higher education and employment history

Higher Education:

  • January 2011 -: Started on my PhD at InterMedia, Faculty of Education. University of Oslo.
  • August 2006 - May 2008 Master in Technology, Organisation and Learning at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
  • August 2003 - May 2006 Bachelor in Technology, Organisation and Learning at the Departments of Informatics, University of Oslo.

Employment History:

  • August 2008 - Decemeber 2010 Sharepoint konsulent Atea, Oslo.
  • Desember 2006 – August 2008 Research assistant/Avdelingsingeniør at the Departments of Education, University of Oslo .


  • Best paper award (with Anders Mørch) for the paper: "Mutual Development: A Case Study in Customer-Initiated Software Product Development" ved EUD-2009

Community work - reviewing


Tags: Education, ICT and learning


  • Andersen, Renate & Mørch, Anders Irving (2016). Mass collaboration in software product development between developers and users: Champion as emergent role. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.  ISSN 1613-0073.  1776, s 14- 20
  • Andersen, Renate & Mørch, Anders Irving (2016). Mutual development in mass collaboration: Identifying interaction patterns in customer-initiated software product development. Computers in Human Behavior.  ISSN 0747-5632.  65, s 77- 91 . doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.08.005
  • Andersen, Renate & Ponti, Marisa (2014). Participatory pedagogy in an open educational course: challenges and opportunities. Distance Education.  ISSN 0158-7919.  35(2), s 234- 249 . doi: 10.1080/01587919.2014.917703
  • Andersen, Renate & Mørch, Anders Irving (2013). Get Satisfaction: Customer Engagement in Collaborative Software Development, In Yvonne Dittrich; Margaret Burnett; Anders Mørch & David Redmiles (ed.),  End-User Development.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-642-38705-0.  kap..  s 235 - 240 Show summary
  • Andersen, Renate & Mørch, Anders Irving (2013). Problem-based learning and mutual development in software product development, In Ellen Christiansen; Leena Kuure; Anders Irving Mørch & Berner Lindstrøm (ed.),  Problem-Based Learning for the 21st Century: New Practices and Learning Environments.  Aalborg Universitetsforlag.  ISBN 978-87-7112-117-9.  kap. 12. Show summary
  • Andersen, Renate (2012). Social media in product development processes: The role of emotional qualifiers in text based interactions, I: Asbjørn Følstad; Anna Ståhlbröst; Ebbesson Esbjörn & Jesper Svensson (red.),  Innovation through Social Media : ISM 2012 workshop proceedings, Oslo, Norway, December 3, 2012.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0088-0.  Engaged communities and individuals.  s 104 - 118
  • Mørch, Anders Irving & Andersen, Renate (2010). Mutual Development: The Software Engineering Context of End-User Development. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing.  ISSN 1546-2234.  22(2), s 36- 57 . doi: 10.4018/joeuc.2010101902 Show summary
  • Andersen, Renate & Mørch, Anders Irving (2009). Mutual Development: A Case Study in Customer-Initiated Software Product Development, In Volkmar Pipek; Mary Beth Rosson; Boris de Ruyter & Volker Wulf (ed.),  Proceedings 2nd Int'l Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD 2009).  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-642-00425-4.  kap. 3.  s 31 - 49 Show summary

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