Per Hetland

Professor Emeritus
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Research interests

My research activities cover four research fields:

  • Public communication of science and technology.
  • Development, design, and use of information and communication technology, as well as learning in digital environments.
  • Science and technology policy studies.
  • Local employment systems, focusing on pluriactivity and informal learning in rural communities.

Across these four fields I have published on methodology.

Educational background

  • 2017 – Dr. Philos. in Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 1994 – PhD in Social Science, “Doctoral Program in Technology Policy, Innovation, and Socio-Economic Development”, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • 1978 – Cand.polit., University of Oslo, Norway (equivalent to M.A. in Social Anthropology)
  • 1975 – Cand.mag., University of Oslo and Bergen (equivalent to B.Sc. in Biology, Development Geography and Social Anthropology)

Employment history

  • University of Oslo (14.5 years first as lecturer and later as project manager, director, associate professor, head of research, and professor)
  • Institute sector: Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education; Eastern Norway Research Institute; Norce (14.5 years first as senior researcher and later as research professor, deputy director, and director)
  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (12 years first as research assistant and later as research adviser, associate professor, head of department, and professor)
  • Adjunct Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and UiT The Artic University of Norway, adjunct lecturer University of Oslo (12 years in total)
  • Visiting Fellow at Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, 2015-2016; Visiting Scholar at Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego, 1999-2000; at Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Roskilde,1993-1994; also for shorter periods at The Nordic Africa Institute, Roskilde University, and the University of Twente

Project history

I have extensive experience with acquiring and running externally financed research projects. Since 1984, I have been the leader of 27 smaller projects (up to one man-year each), one medium-sized project (3 man-years), and four large projects (6, 12, 19 and 20 man-years). Of these 32 projects, FAO has financed one, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has financed one, the EU has financed one, the Research Council of Norway has financed ten, different ministries and public institutions have financed eleven, and the private sector has financed seven. A final additional project was financed collaboratively by several partners, among them the Research Council of Norway and different public and private institutions (including the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences).

Research experience

My research experience includes 39 studies in Norway, one study in Sweden, one trans-European study, and two studies in Africa (Benin and Uganda). I am skilled in qualitative methods, especially ethnography, but also use quantitative methods and triangulation. I have recently been working on two large research projects, the first about natural history museums and citizen science (Norwegian Research Council, 2015-2019) and the second about the use of social experiments developing ICT for special needs education and rehabilitation in East-Africa (Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2013-2019).

Teaching experience

I have 15 years of teaching and supervision experience on all levels, in addition to 12 years in adjunct positions. At the Department of Education I am involved in the new master’s program called “Communication, Design and Learning” that was established in Fall 2013.

Organizational skills and experience

A total of 20 years of comprehensive academic leadership experience from the higher education sector and the institute sector. I have been part of the leadership teams during two mergers in each of these two sectors. The first merger was between Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Education (NIFU) and the STEP-group (Studies in Technology, Innovation, and Economic Policy) in 2004; the second was between the Department of Educational Research and the research centre InterMedia from 2013

Past or present member of 18 different governing or advisory boards, both professional and voluntary.

  • Referee for Environmental Communication, Human Organization, International Journal of Science Education, Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, Nordic Studies in Education, Public Understanding of Science, seminar.net, Sociologia Ruralis, Science, Technology & Human Values, Science & Technology Studies, Visitor Studies and several books. Member of Editorial Board the International Journal of Science Education Part B: Communication and Public Engagement.
  • Referee for the Research Council Faroe Islands, Research Council of Norway, ACE Denmark, and the National Science Foundation
  • Member of many application and PhD committees
  • Organizer for many seminars and conferences, last member of the Scientific Committee to the preparation of the Science & You Conference (Beijing, November 2018)
Tags: Education, ICT and learning, Social media, Museums and communication, Global South

Publications

For CV and publications in PDF format see http://uio.academia.edu/PerHetland

Hetland, P. 2021. “Citizen Science as Participatory Science Communication.”  In Public Understanding of Science in a Diverse World, B. Schiele, X. Liu, M. W. Bauer, (Eds), Dordrecht: Springer (forthcoming late 2021).

Hetland, P. 2020 "Citizen science: Co-constructing access, interaction, and participation." Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies 8 (2):5-17.

Nantongo, P. S., and P. Hetland 2020. “Inclusive Education and Digital Divides: The Case of Video Materials in In-Service Teacher Training.” Seminar.net, 16 (1):1-17

Hetland, P., D. Kasperowski and K. H. Nielsen 2020 “Denmark, Norway and Sweden - Share, make useful and critically discuss science communication.” pp.. 253-278. In Communicating Science: A Global Perspective, T. Gascoigne, B. Schiele, J. Leach, M.  Riedlinger, B. V. Lewenstein, L. Massarani and P. Broks (Eds.), ANU Press, The Australian National University, Canberra.

Pierroux, P., Hetland, P., and Esborg, L. 2020 “Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities: Tacking stitches.” pp. 3-23. In A History of Participation in Museums and Archives: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities, P. Hetland, P. Pierroux and L. Esborg (Eds). Routledge.

Hetland, P., & Schrøder, K. C. 2020. “The Participatory Turn: Users, Publics, and Audiences.” pp. 168-185. In P. Hetland, P. Pierroux & L. Esborg (Eds.) A History of Participation in Museums and Archives: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge.

Hetland, P. 2020. “The Quest for Reciprocity: Citizen science as a form of gift exchange.” pp.257–277. In P. Hetland, P. Pierroux & L. Esborg (Eds.) A History of Participation in Museums and Archives: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities, Routledge.

Hetland, P. 2019. "Constructing publics in museums' science communication."  Public Understanding of Science 28 (8):958-972.

Hetland, P. 2017b. "Rethinking the Social Contract between Science and Society: Steps to an Ecology of Science Communication." Dr. Philos.-thesis, Department of Education, University of Oslo (265).

Hetland, P. 2017a. "Fire perspektiver på kildebruk, troverdighet og kildekritikk." In Digital dømmekraft edited by B. K. Engen, T. H. Giæver and L. Mifsud, 43-60. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk

Hetland, P., and A. Mørch. 2016. "Ethnography for Investigating the Internet."  seminar.net 12 (1):1-14.

Hetland, P. 2016. "Public Communication of Technological Change: Modest and Less Modest Witnesses."  Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies 4 (2):5-16.

Hetland, P. 2015. "Popularizing the Internet: Traveling Companions Supporting the Good News."  Nordicom Review 36 (2):157-171.

Hetland, P. 2014. "Models in Science Communication Policy: Formatting Public Engagement and Expertise."  Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies 2 (2):5-17.

Hetland, P. 2012. "Internet between Utopia and Dystopia: The Narratives of Control."  Nordicom Review 33 (2):3-15.

Hetland, P. 2011b. "Science 2.0: Bridging Science and the Public."  Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy 6 (Special Issue):326-339.

Hetland, P. 2011a. "The User Paradox in Technology Testing."  Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy 6 (1-2):7-21.

Hetland, P. 2002. "Experiments along the Bazaar-route: The importance of User-producer Dialogue in Shaping New Media Technology." In Researching ICTs in Context, edited by Andrew Morrison, 121-140. Oslo: UniPub.

Hetland, P. 1999. ""Det virtuelle klasserommet" som metafor: Tekstens villskap og temmede monstre." In Nettsamfunn, edited by K. Braa, P. Hetland, G. Liestøl, 258-275. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Hetland, P., H-P. Meier-Dallach, and K. Storgaard. 1998. "Making the Global Village Local? The Agenda of National Policy." In Making the Global Village Local? Domesticating the World Wide Webs of Information and Communication Technology, edited by P. Hetland, H-P. Meier-Dallach and K. Storgaard, 5-32. Brussels: COST Social Sciences.

Hetland, P. 1996b. "Internett i den offentlige informasjonens tjeneste? Kommunikasjonsprinsippet på prøve."  Norsk Medietidsskrift 3 (2):59-75.

Hetland, P. 1996a. "Exploring Hybrid Communities: Telecommunication on Trial." PhD-thesis, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (29).

Hetland, P. 1995. "Sur nedbør møter sitt publikum: Elementer til en fortolkningsmodell for forskningskommunikasjon." In Innsikt og utsyn, edited by L. S. Bugge and G. Vestheim, 91-105. Hamar: Oplandske bokforlag.

Hetland, P. 1986. "Pluriactivity as a strategy for employment in rural Norway."  Sociologia Ruralis XXVI (3/4):385-395.

Hetland, P. 1984b. ""Med 80 stamper line i halinga"." In I samme båt - sysselsettingssystemer i fiskerinæringa, edited by S. Jentoft and C. Wadel, 75-89. Stavanger: Universitetsforlaget.

Hetland, P. 1984a. "Å bli fisker - formell og uformell sosialisering i fisket." In I samme båt - sysselsettingssystemer i fiskerinæringa, edited by S. Jentoft and C. Wadel, 36-46. Stavanger: Universitetsforlaget.

  • Hetland, Per (2021). Citizen Science as Participatory Science Communication. In Schiele, Bernard; Liu, Xuan & Bauer, Martin W. (Ed.), Science Cultures in a Diverse World: Knowing, Sharing, Caring. Springer Nature. ISSN 9789811653780. p. 47–61'. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-5379-7.
  • Hetland, Per; Kasperowski, Dick & Nielsen, Kristian (2020). Share, make useful and critically discuss science communication, Communication Science - A Global Perspective. ANU Press. ISSN 9781760463663. p. 253–278. doi: 10.22459/CS.2020.11.
  • Hetland, Per (2020). The quest for reciprocity: Citizen science as a form of gift exchange. In Hetland, Per; Pierroux, Palmyre & Esborg, Line (Ed.), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives. Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge. ISSN 9780367186715. p. 257–277.
  • Hetland, Per & Schrøder, Kim Christian (2020). The participatory turn: Users, publics, and audiences. In Hetland, Per; Pierroux, Palmyre & Esborg, Line (Ed.), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives. Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge. ISSN 9780367186715. p. 168–185.
  • Hetland, Per (2020). Citizen Science: Co-constructing access, interaction, and participation. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 1894-4647. 8(2), p. 5–17. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v8i2.3547. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nantongo, Proscovia Suubi & Hetland, Per (2020). Inclusive Education and Digital Divides:The Case of Video Materials in In-Service Teacher Training. Seminar.net - Media, technology and lifelong learning. ISSN 1504-4831. 16(1). Full text in Research Archive
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Hetland, Per & Esborg, Line (2020). Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities: Tacking stitches. In Hetland, Per; Pierroux, Palmyre & Esborg, Line (Ed.), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives. Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge. ISSN 9780367186715. p. 3–23.
  • Hetland, Per (2019). Constructing publics in museums' science communication. Public Understanding of Science. ISSN 0963-6625. 28(8), p. 958–972. doi: 10.1177/0963662519870692. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Fire perspektiver på kildebruk, troverdighet og kildekritikk. In Engen, Bård Ketil; Giæver, Tonje Hilde & Mifsud, Louise (Ed.), Digital Dømmekraft. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 9788205491809. p. 43–60.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Public Communication of Technological Change: Modest and Less Modest Witnesses. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 1894-4647. 4(2), p. 5–16. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v4i2.2177. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per & Mørch, Anders Irving (2016). Ethnography for Investigating the Internet. Seminar.net - Media, technology and lifelong learning. ISSN 1504-4831. 12(1), p. 1–14. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2015). Popularizing the Internet: Traveling Companions Supporting the Good News. Nordicom Review. ISSN 1403-1108. 36(2), p. 157–171. doi: 10.1515/nor-2015-0023. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2014). Models in Science Communication: Formatting Public Engagement and Expertise. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 1894-4647. 2(2), p. 5–17. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v2i2.2144. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2012). Internet Between Utopia and Dystopia: The Narratives of Control. Nordicom Review. ISSN 1403-1108. 33(2), p. 3–15. doi: 10.2478/nor-2013-0010. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2011). Science 2.0: Bridging science and the public :. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. ISSN 1891-943X. p. 326–339. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per (2011). The User Paradox in Technology Testing. Digital kompetanse. ISSN 0809-6724. 6(1/2), p. 8–21. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per & Godø, Helge (2003). Teknologispredning som fortellinger: om hacking og Internett, Flyt og forførelse. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 44–77.
  • Hetland, Per (2002). Unmasking the Net: When Technology Communication Turns to the Public. Nordicom Review. ISSN 1403-1108. 23(01.feb), p. 109–124.
  • Hetland, Per (2002). Experiments along the bazaar-route: the importance of user-producer dialogue in shaping new media technology, Researching ICTs in context. Unipubforlag. p. 121–140.
  • Hetland, Per (2000). Internett, MedieNorge - kunnskapsbase på mediefeltet. Fagbokforlaget. p. 64–70.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). The internet in Norway. Dissemination and use. ?. 20(2), p. 33–44.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). "Det virtuelle klasserommet" som metafor. Tekstens villskap og temmede monstre, Nettsamfunn. Tano Aschehoug. p. 258–275.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). "Det virtuelle klasserommet" som metafor - Tekstens villskap og temmede monstre. In Braa, Kristin; Hetland, Per & Liestøl, Gunnar (Ed.), Nettsamfunn. Tano, Oslo. p. 258–275.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). Kommunikasjon: Teknologi og kultur. Nordicom Information. ISSN 0349-5949. 21(1-2), p. 45–51.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). The Internet in Norway: Dissemination and Use. Nordicom Information. ISSN 0349-5949. 21(3), p. 3–14.

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  • Hetland, Per (2020). Seminar on research ethics and inclusive higher education.
  • Hetland, Per (2020). Citizen Science as Participatory Science Communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2018). Citizen science as participatory science communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2018). Biodiversity Mappers: Collaboration as a Form of Gift Exchange .
  • Hetland, Per (2018). Rethinking the Social Contract between Science and Society: Steps to an Ecology of Science Communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2018). Emerging trends and issues in citizen science.
  • Hetland, Per (2018). Big challenges for small countries in science communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2018). The Quest for Reciprocity: Citizen Science as a form of Gift Exchange.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). The Nordic model of science communication.
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Hetland, Per & Christidou, Dimitra (2017). Cultural Heritage Mediascapes.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Engaged Modest Witnesses: Building Bridges Between Natural History Research Museums and Society.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Citizen Science.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Natural History Research Museums and Citizen Science.
  • Oswald, Emily; Svindseth, Christian; Løfall, Bjørn Petter; Endresen, Dag Terje Filip & Hetland, Per (2017). Citizen science dugnadsportal for Telemark Botanisk Forening.
  • Endresen, Dag Terje Filip; Oswald, Emily; Svindseth, Christian; Bjørn Petter, Løfall & Hetland, Per (2017). Citizen Science dugnadsportal for Telemark Botanisk Forening.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Modèle nordique. Découvrir. ACFAS, p. 83–90.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Boundary Objects and Boundary Infrastructures.
  • Hetland, Per & Oswald, Emily C (2016). User Perspectives on Social Media, Crowdsourcing and the Cultural Heritage Mediascapes.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Re-thinking the Social Contract between Science and Society: Steps to an Ecology of Science Communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Trading Zones, Citizen Science Expertise, and New Infrastructures for Knowledge Production.
  • Hetland, Per (2016). Trading Zones, Citizen Science and New Infrastructures for Knowledge Production.
  • Hetland, Per (2015). Forskningsformidlingens oppgaver. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 14–14.
  • Hetland, Per (2015). Bruken av virtuell etnografi i utforskningen av vårt nye kommunikasjonslandskap.
  • Hetland, Per (2015). Forskningsformidlingens tre utfordringer. Forskerforum. ISSN 0800-1715. 47(3), p. 34–35.
  • Hetland, Per (2014). The communication of scientific knowledge: Between popularisation and policy.
  • Hetland, Per (2013). Models in Science Communication Policy: Formatting Public Engagement and Expertise.
  • Hetland, Per (2013). The Internet Communicated: Exploring the Pro-Innovation Bias.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). The Public Participation Principle in Science and Technology Communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). Innovasjonsforskningens akilleshæl. Forskningspolitikk. ISSN 0333-0273. 35(3), p. 34–34.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). Exploring the pro-innovation bias in technology communication: Internet in the mass media.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). T. Fenwick and R. Edwards: Actor-Network Theory in Education. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. ISSN 1891-943X. 7(1), p. 70–72.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). The Materiality of Learning. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. ISSN 1891-943X. 7(1), p. 2–4.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). IKT og læring - med særlig fokus på undervisningen.
  • Hetland, Per (2012). New Infrastructures for Knowledge Production.
  • Hetland, Per (2011). Internet between Utopia and Dystopia: The Narratives of Control.
  • Aasen, Petter; Hetland, Per & Wasson, Barbara (2010). LearnIT. En evaluering av KK-stiftelsens forskningsprogram om Læring og IT.
  • Hetland, Per (2010). Science 2.0: Bridging Science and the Public.
  • Hetland, Per (2010). The User Paradox in Technology Testing.
  • Hetland, Per (2010). The Narratives of Expectations.
  • Hetland, Per (2010). Samarbeid mellom UoH-sektoren og instituttsektoren.
  • Hetland, Per (2010). Rettsvitenskapelig forskning i Norge – En evaluering.
  • Hetland, Per & Boman, Arild (2010). Videoarvens redningsmenn. [Newspaper]. Dagsavisen.
  • Hetland, Per & Boman, Arild (2010). Kulturarv i fare. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Hetland, Per (2009). Bedre klima for instituttforskning. Forskningspolitikk. ISSN 0333-0273.
  • Hetland, Per (2009). Regionenes plass i forskningspolitikken. Forskningspolitikk. ISSN 0333-0273.
  • Hetland, Per (2002). Sats på Innlandsuniversitetet! Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen.
  • Hetland, Per (2001). Hva innebærer Digital Divide?
  • Hetland, Per (2001). Brukerperspektiv på elektroniske tjenester.
  • Hetland, Per (2001). Digitale kløfter - nye utfordringer? Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen. p. 9–9.
  • Hetland, Per (2001). Communicating the Web: Three routes in science and technology communication.
  • Hetland, Per (2001). "Digital divide" i Norge og globalt; hvordan oppnå et informasjonssamfunn for alle?
  • Hetland, Per (2001). Internet narratives in Norwegian newspapers.
  • Hetland, Per (2000). The Internet in Norway: Dissemination and Use.
  • Hetland, Per (2000). The Omen of e-man: Principles in Technology Communication.
  • Fritze, Yvonne; Haugsbakk, Geir & Hetland, Per (2000). Interaktivitet, teknologi og læring.
  • Hetland, Per (1999). Internett undersøkelse reiser flere spørsmål. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Hetland, Per; Entradas, Marta; Medvecky, Fabien; Otero, Sofia & Trench, Brian (2018). Big challenges for small countries in science communication: Roundtable report. Public Communication of Science and Technology Network.
  • Hetland, Per (2017). Rethinking the Social Contract between Science and Society: Steps to an Ecology of Science Communication. Faculty of Educational Sciences. ISSN 1501-8962. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hetland, Per & Solum, Nils Henrik (2008). Digital kompetanse i norsk lærerutdanning. NIFU. ISSN 978-82-7218-584-7.
  • Hetland, Per & Brandt, Ellen (2006). Universitetspilotene – en vurdering av forsøk med næringsrettet universitetssatsing. NIFU STEP. ISSN 1504-0887.
  • Fraas, Morten; Hetland, Per; Næss, Terje & Stensaker, Bjørn (2006). Prosjekt Innlandsuniversitetet: Faglig midtveisevaluering. NIFU STEP. ISSN 1504-0887.
  • Hetland, Per & Borgen, Jorunn Spord (2005). Evaluering av universitetsmuseenes digitaliseringsarbeid. NIFU STEP. ISSN 1504-0887.
  • Finne, Håkon & Hetland, Per (2005). Meritteringssystemer i FoU-sektoren i forhold til nærings- og innovasjonsrettet FoU-virksomhet. NIFU STEP. ISSN 1504-0887.
  • Lauglo, Jon; Olsen, Tore; Aasen, Petter; Stensaker, Bjørn & Hetland, Per (2004). På vei mot Innlandsuniversitetet – en vurdering av mulige PhD-program. NIFU STEP. ISSN 1504-0887.
  • Hetland, Per & Ramberg, Inge (2003). Forsknings- og kompetansenettverk for IT i utdanningen – en kvalitativ evaluering. Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning. ISSN 0808-4572.
  • Diesen, Jan Anders; Hetland, Per; Kulbrandstad, Lise Iversen; Lund, Ole & Nyhus, Lene (2003). Mastergrad i kommunikasjon: Med spesialisering i språk og kultur i nye medier, film og fjernsyn, ergonomi i digitale medier, informasjon og samfunnskontakt: Studieplaner fra Høgskolen i Gjøvik, Høgskolen i Hedmark og Høgskolen i Lillehammmer: September 2003.
  • Hetland, Per & Leirvik, Birgit (2001). Fra kunnskap til handling? En evaluering av kampanjer, informasjon og opplæring i enøk-arbeidet 1995-2000. Østlandsforskning. ISSN 8273564770.

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