Ole Smørdal

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Academic Interests

I'm a researcher at the Department of Education.

I have a long-term experience in the intersection between design, education, and computer science. My interests are related to learning ecologies, infrastructuring, social innovation, empowerment, and sustainability. I'm specialized in research that is based on practice partnerships, and adopts design-based and participatory methods in such collaborations. I'm head of a research driven design and development unit, EngageLab, at the University of Oslo.
 

Qualifications

  • Dr. Scient (Informatics) University of Oslo 1999. Work Oriented Objects: Thesis on object oriented modeling related to human activity systems. Theory, concepts, methods and case studies.
  • Cand. Scient (Informatics) University of Oslo 1992.
  • AFF/NHH Solstrand programme for young managers 2009.

Higher education and employment history

  • Researcher and head of EngageLab, Department of Education, University of Oslo, 2017-
  • Academic director and researcher, EngageLab, 2013-2016
  • Associate Professor, InterMedia, University of Oslo, 2003-2012
  • Head of InterMediaLab, InterMedia, University of Oslo, 2003-2012, leading and shaping development and experiment activities within research projects at InterMedia. Strategic design of ICT and video infrastructures and support, budget and personnel management. 
  • Scientific Programmer, InterMedia, University of Oslo, 2001-2003.
  • Software Designer and Developer, Birdstep Technology ASA, 2000-2003, lead designer for the product Nomadic Portal, which provide local, personalized services in wireless networks (IP-zones).
  • Scientific Programmer, Department of Informatics, 1997-2001, responsible for development and support of the Multimedia Communications Lab, MMCL.
  • Research Fellow, Department for Informatics, University of Oslo, 1993-1997.

Teaching

PhD level

Anja Amundrud (Department of Education) (academic co-supervisor)

Sumit Pandey (Department of Informatics) Transparency and intentionality: Implications on designing technologies and design practices (academic co-supervisor)

Master level

I teach at the Communication, Design and Learning field of study.

Appointments

Member of the steering committee and demo/interactive event chair for International conference for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2003, member of the steering committee and poster and demonstration chair for European Conference on Object Oriented Programming (ECOOP) 2004, member of the program committee and responsible for the exhibition at Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums (NODEM) 2006, member of the organizing committee for Fourth Nordic Conference on Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) 2007, member of the program committee of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) 2013 and 2015, member of the program committee of NODEM 2014, member of the organizing committee for Nordic Design Research Conference (NORDES) 2009, member of the program committee for NORDES 2011 and 2017.

 

Tags: Education, ICT and learning, Design-based research, Participatory design, Citizenship, EngageLab

Publications

  • Amundrud, Anja; Smørdal, Ole & Rasmussen, Ingvill (2022). #Fact or #opinion: the educational design of a microblogging activity intended to engage students in productive interactions. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. ISSN 1475-939X. 31.
  • Amundrud, Anja; Smørdal, Ole; Zhang, Jianwei; Chen, Mei-Hwa; Kalir, Remi & Chen, Bodong [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Advancing technology environments for learning communities. In Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; De Wever, Bram & Oshima, Jun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning - CSCL 2021. International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.. ISSN 978-1-7373306-2-2. p. 239–248.
  • Amundrud, Anja; Smørdal, Ole & Rasmussen, Ingvill (2021). #Fact or #opinion: the educational design of a microblogging activity intended to engage students in productive interactions. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. ISSN 1475-939X. doi: 10.1080/1475939X.2021.1991997.
  • Gil, Alfredo Jornet; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Smørdal, Ole (2019). Makerspaces in the Making: Reconfiguring Cultures of Facilitation across the Kindergarten and the Science Museum. In Blum-Ross, Alicia; Kumpulainen, Kristiina & Marsh, Jackie (Ed.), Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity. Makerspaces in the Early Years. Routledge. ISSN 9780367197889.
  • Ludvigsen, Sten Runar; Warwick, Paul; Rasmussen, Ingvill; Rødnes, Kari Anne; Smørdal, Ole & Major, Louis (2019). Learning as Gap-Closing In and Across Subject: Digitalised Dialogues Across the Curriculum. In Makitalo, Åsa; Nicewong, Todd E. & Elam, Mark (Ed.), Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry. Approaching Learning and Knowing in Digital Transformation. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-8592711. p. 31–49. Full text in Research Archive
  • Smørdal, Ole & Rasmussen, Ingvill (2019). Bridging concepts as intermediary knowledge in design: productive dialogues and the Talkwall microblogging tool. In Lund, Kristine; Niccolai, G; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Gweon, G & Baker, Michael J. (Ed.), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1. International Society of the Learning Sciences. ISSN 978-1-7324672-3-1. p. 993–996.
  • Johannesen, Monica; Øgrim, Leikny & Smørdal, Ole (2016). Facebook as an actor - a case of students negotiating their social presence in an online course. Seminar.net - Media, technology and lifelong learning. ISSN 1504-4831. 12(1). doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.0307. Full text in Research Archive
  • Smørdal, Ole; Liestøl, Gunnar & Erstad, Ola (2016). Exploring situated knowledge building using mobile augmented reality . QWERTY - Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education. ISSN 1828-7344. 11(1).
  • Tran, Cathy; Smørdal, Ole & Conley, A. (2016). The Interaction between Design Features and Learners’ Goals: A Case Study of a Science Museum Game . ID&A Interaction design & architecture(s). ISSN 1826-9745. 29, p. 24–51.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Wensaas, Kristina Ebbing; Lopes-Aparicio, Susana; Pettersen, Ida Nilstad & Hoelscher, Kristian (2016). Key issues for enhancing citizen participation in co-constructing city futures. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073. 1776 , p. 68–75. Full text in Research Archive
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2015). Matters of Becoming - Experimental zones for making museums public with social media. CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. ISSN 1571-0882. 11(3-4), p. 193–207. doi: 10.1080/15710882.2015.1081245.
  • Liestøl, Gunnar; Smørdal, Ole & Erstad, Ola (2015). STEM–Learning by means of Mobile Augmented Reality. Exploring the Potential of Augmenting Classroom Learning with Situated Simulations and Practical Activities on Location. In Chova, L. Gómez; Martínez, A. López & Torres, I. Candel (Ed.), Edulearn15 Proceedings. International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). ISSN 978-84-606-8243-1. p. 6515–6523.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Stuedahl, Dagny & Sem, Idunn (2014). Experimental zones: two cases of exploring frames of participation in a dialogic museum. Digital Creativity. ISSN 1462-6268. 25(3), p. 224–232. doi: 10.1080/14626268.2014.904366.
  • Sandvik, Margareth; Smørdal, Ole & Østerud, Svein (2012). Exploring iPads in Practitioners' Repertoires for Language Learning and Literacy Practices in Kindergarten. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. ISSN 1891-943X. 03, p. 204–221.
  • Moen, Anne & Smørdal, Ole (2012). RareICT: A web-based resource to augment self-care and independence with a rare medical condition. Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation. ISSN 1051-9815. 41(3), p. 329–337. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-1303.
  • Rasmussen, Ingvill; Lund, Andreas & Smørdal, Ole (2012). Visualisation of Trajectories of Participation in a Wiki: A Basis for Feedback and Assessment? Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. ISSN 1891-943X. p. 21–35.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2011). Designing for Young Visitors’ Co-composition of Doubts in Cultural Historical Exhibitions. Computers and Composition. ISSN 8755-4615. 28(3), p. 215–223. doi: 10.1016/j.compcom.2011.07.008.
  • Jahreie, Cecilie Flo; Arnseth, Hans Christian; Krange, Ingeborg; Smørdal, Ole & Kluge, Anders (2011). Designing for play-based learning of concepts in science – Technological tools for bridging school and science museum contexts. Children, Youth and Environments. ISSN 1546-2250. 21(2). Full text in Research Archive
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2011). Young visitors' "messing around" in museums : exploring social media to engage teens in participation. Barn. ISSN 0800-1669. 29(3/4), p. 169–190.
  • Moen, Anne & Smørdal, Ole (2010). Sharing Sensitive Health Matters Online - Design Challenges for Participation and Polyvocality. In Fitzpatrick, Geraldine; Höök, Kristina; Balaam, Madeline; Grönvall, Erik & Berthelsen, Olav W. (Ed.), Therapeutic Strategies. A Challenge for User Involvement in Design. Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. ISSN 0105-8517. p. 42–50.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2010). Design as Alignment of Modalities. In Morrison, Andrew (Eds.), Inside Multimodal Composition. Hampton Press. ISSN 1-57273-958-4. p. 295–318.
  • Morrison, Andrew; Smørdal, Ole; Lund, Andreas & Moen, Anne (2010). Multiple Activity—Multiple Mediation: Conceptualizing and Furthering the Use of Wikis. In Morrison, Andrew (Eds.), Inside Multimodal Composition. Hampton Press. ISSN 1-57273-958-4. p. 361–382.
  • Moen, Anne; Smørdal, Ole; Sem, Idunn & Drevon, Thomas (2010). Kollektiv kunnskapsbygging og digitalt likemannsarbeid: Wiki for pasientar med sjeldan diagnose. In Tjora, Aksel & Sandaunet, Anne Grete (Ed.), Digitale pasienter. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 9788205399099. p. 84–100.
  • Moen, Anne; Smørdal, Ole & Sem, Idunn (2009). Web-based resources for peer support- opportunities and challenges. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. ISSN 0926-9630. 150, p. 302–306. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-044-5-302.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2009). Joint designs for working in wikis: a case of practicing across settings and modes of work. In Daniels, Harry (Eds.), Activity theory in practice: promoting learning across boundaries and agencies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-47725-3. p. 206–229.

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  • Sævarsdottir, Margret; Hovland, marit & Smørdal, Ole (2021). ‘SustainableFood’, a school-NGO collaboration towards more sustainable food consumption".
  • Røe, Per Gunnar; Smørdal, Ole & Westskog, Hege (2021). Includes prosjekter og rød tråd.
  • Winther, Tanja; Inderberg, Tor Håkon Jackson; Smørdal, Ole; Westskog, Hege & Berge, Erik (2021). Møte med Include-partner Troms og Finnmark fylkeskommune.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2021). Prosjekter i WP4, Include.
  • Winther, Tanja; Inderberg, Tor Håkon Jackson; Røe, Per Gunnar & Smørdal, Ole (2021). Møte med rep. fra Energi- og vassdragsavdelingen i Olje- og energidepartementet (OED).
  • Winther, Tanja; Jackson Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Røe, Per Gunnar; Westskog, Hege & Smørdal, Ole (2020). Dialogmøte med OED om Include.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2020). Learning analytics in Talkwall.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2020). Samtavla.no: Design og deling av undervisningsopplegg for kritisk tenkning .
  • Winther, Tanja & Smørdal, Ole (2020). Dialgmøte med Utdanningsforbundet.
  • Sævarsdottir, Margret; Hovland, Marit & Smørdal, Ole (2020). Matvinn - samarbeid mellom frivillige og skolen om bærekraft .
  • Smørdal, Ole (2020). Bærekraft i fagfornyelsen.
  • Winther, Tanja; Westskog, Hege; Jackson Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Røe, Per Gunnar & Smørdal, Ole (2020). Møte med 22 brukerpartnere Include.
  • Dolonen, Jan Arild & Smørdal, Ole (2020). Hvordan brukes teknologi for å få flere til å delta i samtaler?
  • Smørdal, Ole; Hennissen, Grete Kristin; Hoelscher, Kristian; Wensaas, Kristina ebbing; Lopez-Aparicio, Susana & Pettersen, Ida Nilstad [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Co-Constructing City Futures: Enabling Participation in Urban Planning Processes with ICTs.
  • Amundrud, Anja Skrepstad & Smørdal, Ole (2019). Developing Educational Technologies: The continuous Improvement of Talkwall.
  • Smørdal, Ole & Rasmussen, Ingvill (2019). samtavla.no - delingsplattform for undervisningsmaler.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Rasmussen, Ingvill; Nesnass, Richard & Ngo, Hoang Bao (2019). samtavla.no - redesign and Feide integration.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Pettersen, Ida Nilstad; Wensaas, Kristina ebbing; Hoelscher, Kristian; Lopez-Aparicio, Susana & Ngo, Hoang Bao (2019). delta.framtidstrondheim.no.
  • Wensaas, Kristina ebbing & Smørdal, Ole (2019). Det femte bidraget – medvirkning og samskaping (sluttseminar).
  • Wensaas, Kristina ebbing & Smørdal, Ole (2019). Det femte bidraget – medvirkning og samskaping (midtveisseminar).
  • Wensaas, Kristina ebbing; Djurhus, Mads; Smørdal, Ole; Pettersen, Ida Nilstad; Hoelscher, Kristian & Lopez-Aparicio, Susana (2019). Framtidsbilder Trondheim senturm 2050 som medvirkningsprosjekt.
  • Rasmussen, Ingvill; Smørdal, Ole; Amundrud, Anja Skrepstad; Frøytlog, Jo Inge Johansen; Omland, Maren & Dolonen, Jan Arild [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Dialogisk undervisning med digitale verktøy. Ressurser for lærere.
  • Jornet, Alfredo; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Making Collaborating. A Cultural-Historical approach to pedagogical innovation.
  • Jornet, Alfredo; Arnseth, Hans Christian & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Makerspace-Making. Tensions and opportunities in design-based inquiry across kindergarten and museum.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2018). Emerging Concepts for Co-Designing Technology for Dialogic Practices – the case with Talkwall.
  • Gil, Alfredo Jornet & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Designing for making across kindergarten and science museum: Tensions and opportunities .
  • Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2018). Samtavla.no – trening i kritisk tenkning.
  • Pettersen, Ida Nilstad & Smørdal, Ole (2017). Digital tools for citizen engagement in sustainable urban development: their relevance to the everyday life of citizens and professionals.
  • Pettersen, Ida Nilstad; Smørdal, Ole; Wensaas, Kristina Ebbing & Lopez-Aparicio, Susana (2017). Citizen engagement in mobility-related sustainable urban development: Current practices, challenges and opportunities for change.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2016). Participatory Design & Design for Participation, a case with Talkwall.
  • Smørdal, Ole (2016). Connecting learning across contexts - two design cases.
  • Rødnes, Kari Anne; Rasmussen, Ingvill; Ludvigsen, Sten Runar; Smørdal, Ole & Frøytlog, Jo Inge Johansen (2016). Digitalised Dialogues Across the Curriculum (DiDiAC): Design-based interventions for developing 21st-century skills.
  • Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2016). Samtavla http://www.samtavla.no.
  • Smørdal, Ole & Østerud, Svein (2015). An inquiry based writing workshop with iPads in a 4th grade science classroom.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Liestøl, Gunnar & Erstad, Ola (2015). Building ecologies for knowledge building.
  • Smørdal, Ole & Slotta, Jim (2014). Enacting science inqury scripts across contexts and in hybrid spaces.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Nesnass, Richard; Pierroux, Palmyre & Sem, Idunn (2014). Snøkult: Designing a multitouch table for co-composition in an educational setting.
  • Hemmersam, Peter; Morrison, Andrew; Aspen, Jonny; Martin, Nicole Rae; Sem, Idunn & Smørdal, Ole [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). MAPPA - a collaborative tool for mapping the city.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2013). Collaboration and Co-design.
  • Tran, Cathy & Smørdal, Ole (2013). Motivated interactions with digital games in a science center.
  • Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2013). Demonstrasjon: Computer-supported note-sharing to enhance joint sense-making.
  • Isdal, Edith; Haavie, Jon; Sem, Idunn; Nesnass, Richard; Toussaint, Jeremy & Smørdal, Ole [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2013). Prototype Workshop ved Norsk Teknisk Museum.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2012). Studying museums blogs and Facebook activities as platforms for new types of audience relations.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2012). Matters of durability, maintenance and continuity in digital intangible heritage.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2012). Experimental zones – spaces for new forms of participation in museum exhibition development.
  • Smørdal, Ole & Slotta, Jim (2012). Science Hub: A digital medium for supporting 
collective science inquiry in hybrid spaces.
  • Bakken, Sven Magne; Haavie, Jon; Isdal, Edith; Toussaint, Jeremy; Nesnass, Richard & Krange, Ingeborg [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2012). Varmepumpespill - installasjon i utstillingen EnergiTivoli.
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Smørdal, Ole & Birkeland, Anne (2011). Designing Learning Technologies for ‘The Budding Researcher’ in a Geological Exhibition.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2011). Re-thinking museum assemblies.
  • Jahreie, Cecilie Flo; Smørdal, Ole & Stuedahl, Dagny (2011). IKT-støttet læring på tvers av skole og museer/vitensentre.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Perritano, Anthony John & Sem, Idunn (2010). Multi context, multi representation, multi touch.
  • Smørdal, Ole & Moen, Anne (2010). Sharing Sensitive Health Matters Online – Design Challenges for Participation and Polyvocality.
  • Pierroux, Palmyre & Smørdal, Ole (2010). Designing Learning Trajectories with Interactive Tabletops.
  • Ulfsnes, Kari-Anne; Sem, Idunn & Smørdal, Ole (2009). InterMedia website.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2009). TWEAK - et prosjekt for kollektiv kunnskapsbygging gjennom bruk av wiki.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Pierroux, Palmyre & Perritano, Anthony John (2009). Multi-touch tables across contexts.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2009). Extending the artefact with digital media - communicating cultural heritage with young users.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Raein, Maziar & Hensel, Michael (2009). Exhibition chair for NORDES 2009, Engaging Artefact.
  • Moen, Anne; Smørdal, Ole; Sem, Idunn & Drevon, Thomas (2009). RareICT - digital resources for collaborative knowledge construction supporting self-care.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2008). Joint designs for working in wikis:a case of practicing across settings and modes of work.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2008). TWEAK as pedagogical and technological co-design for collectively-oriented practices.
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Rasmussen, Ingvill; Lund, Andreas & Smørdal, Ole (2008). Supporting and Tracking Collective Cognition in Wikis (Symposium).
  • Sem, Idunn; Smørdal, Ole & Bratteteig, Tone (2008). Nordic Design Research Conference 2009.
  • Andreassen, Ingvild Solberg; Smørdal, Ole; Sem, Idunn; Drevon, Thomas & Toussaint, Jeremy (2008). Åpen arkeologi.
  • Smørdal, Ole; Rasmussen, Ingvill; Lund, Andreas; Sem, Idunn; Roaldset, Live K & Drevon, Thomas [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2008). TWEAK - Tweaking Wikis for Education and Advancement of Knowledge.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2008). Joint designs for working in wikis: a case of practicing across settings and modes of work.
  • Stuedahl, Dagny & Smørdal, Ole (2007). Use of Blogs for Studying Users' Engagement with Mobile Telephones in Museum Environments.
  • Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill & Smørdal, Ole (2007). Technological Support for Collective Tasks and Activities in a Wiki: Design Ideas and Classroom Realities.
  • Wensaas, Kristina ebbing; Pettersen, Ida Nilstad & Smørdal, Ole (2020). The case study “Framtidsbilder Trondheim sentrum 2050”. Universitetet i Oslo. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fitzpatrick, Geraldine; Höök, Kristina; Balaam, Madeline; Grönvall, Erik; Moen, Anne & Berthelsen, Olav W. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2010). Therapeutic Strategies. A Challenge for User Involvement in Design. Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. ISSN 0105-8517.
  • Weinbrenner, Stefan; Hoppe, Ulrich; Wichmann, Astrid; Bollen, Lars; Weres, Csaba & Desmoulins, Cyrille [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2009). SCY Basic Ontology for ELOs. EU-IST-212814 EU.
  • Dolonen, Jan Arild; van Assche, Frans; Hartinger, Sylvia; Splichal, Jiri; Hauge, Trond Eiliv & Smørdal, Ole (2007). Supporting tools integrated into LRE portal version3. Report D1.1 Calibrating eLearning in Schools. EU-IST project 028205.

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