Sten Ludvigsen

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Phone 74652
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Room 381
Visiting address Forskningparken
Postal address 1161 Blindern NO-0318 Oslo

Academic Interests

Learning and digitalization, learning theories, learning of domain specific and generic knowledge and skills, digital representations, qualitative methodolology, mixed methods, platforms for education, teaching and learning, learning analytics and theory of science.

Higher education and employment history

Current position: Professor in learning and digitalization, Department of Education, The Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Professor Sten Ludvigsen received his PhD based on a study of learning in medical institutions (1998). He is educated in educational sciences (education psychology) and he has specialized in research about how to use digital learning resources and the relationship between co-located and distributed settings, in the educational sector and in workplace setting.

Area of expertise: Learning and digitalization in education and work.

2017-2020 Dean at the Faculty of of Educational Sciences

2014-2016 Professor in learning and digitalization, Department of Education 

2013-2014: Professor in Medical Education, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo

2010-2013: Professor at InterMedia, University of Oslo

2004-2009: Director and professor at InterMedia, University of Oslo

1999-2004: Associate Professor at InterMedia, University of Oslo.


2018: Honorary Doctor of University of Gothenburg (

2021: ISLS fellow, International Society of the Learning Sciences:

Appointments (selected)

2019-2020: Leader of the Board of Peder Sather Center, University of California, Berkely

2018-2020: Leader of the work group that developed new IT-strategy for University of Oslo (the masterplan). 

2017-2020: Leader for the Board for ProTed, University of Oslo, Dept. of Teacher Education and School Research

2016-2018: Member of committee in Research council of Norway (RCN) in the area  "Humanities and Social Science" - Basic research program (Free HumSam). 

2013-2015: Leader of the public committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament in that delivered two reports to the Norwegian government about the future of the Norwegian school system (K-13) (NOU 2014:7 and NOU 2015:8. 

2009 - 2012: Leader of the board for the evaluation of the knowledge promotion reform in the Norwegian School system (1-13). 'Programstyret for Kunnskapløftet'

2008 -2012: Scientific leader of The National Graduate School in Educational Research (NATED)

2007-2008: Scientific Manager: Kaleidoscope European Network of Excellence, (NoE) (Program: Technology Enhanced Learning)


2020: Executive Editor in the "International Journal of Computer-Supported Colllaborative Learning"

2016-2019: Editor in Chief in the "International Journal of Computer-Supported Colllaborative Learning"

Winner of the best article in the CSCL SIG Kaleidoscope, NoE, 2007: Arnseth, H.C. & S. Ludvigsen (2006). Approaching institutional contexts: Systemic versus dialogical research in CSCL. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. 1, 2, 167-185.

Tags: Education, learning and digitalization
Published Nov. 21, 2014 2:38 PM - Last modified Aug. 6, 2021 10:56 AM