"I have studied and reflected on higher education challenges for most of my career. Previously I had a focus on student life, on the one hand, and institutional governance, on the other. But expansion in higher education coupled with developments in digitalisation really is bringing these two topics together in a new way. This leads to the questions: who will be the students of the future and what will the organisational form of higher education be for them? This is what facinates me in the AHEAD project."
"Education is vital to our society, so we work to facilitate it and to offer it in high quality. We can use technologies to support this. In the AHEAD project, I am particularly interested in how universities can face off technical challenges and harness new technologies purposefully to fulfill the demands of an education for tomorrow's world."
International advisory board
"As a professor and researcher in the field of teacher education, I will be able to provide information on the new technology and its impact on higher education, and changes in primary and secondary teacher education in connection with new trends of higher education. Since 2015, I am involved in the Korean government project “Program for Industry Needs Matched Education (PRIME)” targeting the adjustment of the university graduate student from humanities to engineering that more jobs are available. I am very interested in this project because I have been co-worked with UNESCO, World Bank, IDB, KOICA, and KERIS for improving quality of education an international experts on ICT in education, providing educational provisions to developing countries needs information that AHEAD project pursues."
“My perspective is on analyses of students, the student body as a group and how that is changing over time. I have experience analysing recruitment patterns, student body composition, study progression and completion rates, as well as dropout from higher education. I’ve has conducted these types of analyses on Norwegian data, but am also familiar with the trends and patterns in other European countries. I think rethinking the student experience is central to preparing a future higher education system.”
"Algorithms, agility, ambience and acceleration changing education – All key terms for looking ahead towards shaping the future of learning. The way individuals want to, can, should and are able to learn is changing profoundly. Ambient knowledge technologies advanced-analytics based algorithms embedded in new education and learning technologies and applications, ambient learning environments on the basis of mixed reality technologies (augmented and virtual reality) and new forms of school building are changing the nature and pace of learning. In a move from education to active, analytics and formative assessment based, non-formal, gamified, individual learning now is the time to anticipate future developments and dynamics to enable individuals and decision-makers to shape responsibly and collaboratively the horizon for the future of learning."