Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen

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Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen

Associate professor, Ph.D.

Address at Aalborg University:
Kroghstræde 1,
Room 2.004
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst
Phone: (+45) 9635 9077

 

 

 

       

Theoretical education

1980 Teacher in Primary School, Jonstrup Statsseminarium (Jonstrup State College of Education)

1991 MA, Aarhus University:
- MA (Danish language and Literature)
- BA (Information Science)

l997 Ph.D. with the thesis "Learning in Virtual Contexts. Navigation, Interaction and Collaboration". (At Department of Communication, Aalborg University).

Occupational experience

1999- :
Associate Professor at Department of Communication, Langagervej 8,
9220 Aalborg, Denmark
· Instigator of the master education in ICT and Learning. The master education in ICT and Learning is a new three-year education developed and managed in a cooperation between Aalborg University and Aarhus University and offered by IT-West. Today, learning, including lifelong learning, plays an increasing role in our society. Within areas of organization development and education, there is an increased need for competence and knowledge regarding how to qualify learning processes through application of ICT. This need is accentuated in both knowledge acquisition and knowledge development and in the development of new forms of learning which may comply with and enable the principle of the "The Learning Society" and lifelong education. The master in ICT and Learning Adresses persons occupied with aspects of integration of ICT in learning processes; i.e. teachers, people instigating ICT in teaching, people responsible for the implementation of ICT in the development of "human resources" in organizations and companies, or software developers and designers of ICT-products in virtual learning environments. The master in ICT and Learning provides a cross-disciplinary, theoretical and methodological knowledge on the implementation of ICT in learning processes. The focus is on the integration of ICT in different types of learning processes and learning contexts. The courses, projects and thesis work in the education are unfolded in the cross field between the areas 1) ICT-based learning processes, 2) ICT and interaction design, 3) ICT and didactic design, and 4) ICT and organizational learning processes. The tuition is organized very flexible and does not make demands to the geographical location of the students. The flexibility is obtained through application of the following elements: computer-based teaching, electronic communication in a conference system on the WWW, distributed localities (video conferences) and face-to-face seminars.

The partners in the cooperation are members of a steering group for the national research network on ICT and learning:
Aalborg University (AAU), Department of Communication (Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld and Elsebeth K. Sorensen)
Aarhus University (AU), Information and Media Science (Bo Fibiger)
Roskilde University (RUC), Department of Communication, Journalism and Computer Sciences (Oluf Danielsen)
Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Department of Aesthetics and Media Pedagogics (Birgitte Holm Sørensen)
The Copenhagen Business School, Department of Informatics (Janni Nielsen)

· Instigator of module on ICT and Learning for the Master in Learning Processes at Videnscenter for Læreprocesser (VCL) (The Centre for the Inter-Disciplinary Study of Learning)

· Project coordinator for the VIPOL-project (Virtual Portfolio). The VIPOL-project http://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/~vipol/ broadly explores the potential of virtual portfolios as pedagogical/educational tools for supporting learning in both on-campus and off-campus studies. More specifically, the short term objective of the project is to develop a draft model of a portfolio, which particularly enhances collaborative, problem-based and reflective learning processes. The aim of the project is to develop a new theoretical insight and rational for the use of virtual portfolios in learning.

Cooperation partners:
Eugene S. Takle (gstakle@iastate.edu), Iowa State University, International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics, Agronomy Hall; Ames Iowa 50011 USA, Tel. 515-294-9871; Fax 515-294-2619
Elsebeth K. Sorensen (eks@hum.auc.dk), Aalborg University, Dept. of Communication, Kroghstraede 3; DK-9220 Aalborg Oest, Denmark, Tel. (+45) 9635 9077; Fax. (+45) 9815 9434
Kirsten Jæger (i12kj@sprog.auc.dk), Aalborg University, Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Kroghstraede 3 (room 2.204), DK-9220 Aalborg, Tel (+45) 9635 9158, Fax (+45) 9815 2304
Annie Aarup Jensen (aaj@vcl.auc.dk), Aalborg University, Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Learning, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B, DK-9220 Aalborg Oest, Denmark, Tel. (+45) 9635 9953; Fax (+45) 9815 6542
Håkon Tolsby (hakont@hum.auc.dk), Aalborg University, Dept. of Communication, Kroghstraede 3; DK-9220 Aalborg Oest, Denmark, Tel: (+45) 9635 8080. Fax: (+45) 9815 9434

· Teaching on-campus (basic courses and super structure courses)


1997-99:
Assistant Professor at Department of Communication, Langagervej 8,
9220 Aalborg, Denmark

· Instigator of and teacher on one-year basic course in Humanistic Informatics as distance education (Open Education)

· Participation in the Nordic project "ICT, Work and Learning". The final report is a contribution to a complex problem area of integrating work and learning in situations where ICT and social interaction have the particular mediational roles. The focus of the project lies in the intersection of two research domains: Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and distance education. More specifically, the project is a contribution to understanding the integrated role of CSCL-applications in designing, delivering and operationalizing collaborative learning in the work place. The project is funded by the Norweigian Research Council.

Cooperation partners:
Department of Informatics/University of Bergen (Barbara Wasson)
Department of Communication/Aalborg University (Elsebeth K. Sorensen)
Telenor Research and Development (leader, Annita Fjuk).

· Teaching on-campus (basic courses and superstructure courses)

1996-1997:
Ph.D. scholarship at Department of Communication, Langagervej 8,
9220 Aalborg, Denmark
· Completion of Ph.D.-thesis "Learning in Virtual Contexts. Navigation, Interaction, and Collaboration"

This Ph.D. thesis is concerned with the application of computer mediated communication technology in the area of inter-human interaction and computer mediated collaborative learning. It constitutes an investigation into the research domain of "Computer Supported Collaborative Learning" in asynchronous, virtual environments with the aim of developing a theoretically based educational paradigm for learning in virtual environments. The thesis Adresses the area of higher education, in both its formal and continuous faces. The aim of the thesis is to suggest theoretical principles of design that are related both, to the establishment of the virtual learning processes, and to the virtual worlds in which these processes are to unfold. On the one hand, my research focus has as point of departure, a critical position concerning the quality of the virtual learning spaces and processes, as they are offered today. On the other hand, the present project was stimulated by a recognition of the fact that, while the understanding of how to establish virtual learning processes using CMC technology rests, primarily, on a solid basis of practical, empirical approaches, it seems to suffer from a lack of theoretical foundation.

The thesis consists of two volumes. In the first volume, a model of learning in virtual environments is proposed. The model represents my suggestion of a paradigm of collaborative learning in asynchronous virtual environments, forming a synthesis through critical discussion of six papers of past research. The second volume is a collection of the six research papers.

After an initial introduction and presentation of the societal context, the thesis focuses on the theoretical perspective underlying my past research as it has manifested itself along three axes. First, an existential-phenomenological ontology; secondly, a related linguistic-philosophical position of language games, and, thirdly, the resulting learning theoretical choice of collaborative learning as a collection of learning principles, giving ultimately priority to the role language and interaction in learning. From here, the thesis moves on to treat and to discuss the six papers of my past research.

An account is provided of the linguistic and the electronic tradition of discourse analysis, and a discussion of the nature and the dialogic conditions of electronic dialogues, from a perspective of language games, elucidates some of the basic problems related to a dialogic behaviour in virtual spaces. These comprise the displacement of linguistic context in electronic language games; the process of reflective interaction; the need for a multi-semiotically based interaction; the need and function of a linguistic context; and the appropriateness of the concept of language games as a framework for understanding electronic interaction, also when adding a complementary epical perspective of narrative.

Starting with the growth of the dynamic phenomenon of inter-human dialogues, the discussion turns to the design of the formalized virtual environment, through which the inter-human dialogues are mediated. It is confirmed - on the basis of a critical review of the tool and the media metaphor - that in the case of the use of computer mediated communnication, it is essential that designers of the formalized environments adapt a tool perspective. The reason is the communicative mixture and complexity of the formalized interaction between, on the one hand, the user and the interface, and on the other, the inter-human interaction and the wish to support its human focus. Related to this is the fact, that the virtues of inter-human reflection and interaction are viewed as provided with the optimal conditions, when the preceding navigation in the formalized virtual space can unfold
unobstructed.

In terms of design of learning in virtual spaces, a plea is made for a move away from the fragmented thinking underlying online course design to a holistic thinking, established through the use of the text analytical framework of the epical genre. It is argued that thinking of online courses, not only in terms of language games, but also as narratives, the necessary distance or "reflective space" for a learning that practices the dialectical process of reflection and interaction will be established, and this will result in more integrated design products. The connection between ontological and epistemological views and pedagogical thinking underlying design is pointed out, and it is argued that the text analytical approach is a fertile framework, also for understanding the problem of interactivity in online learning. The temporal and contextual schism of the online learner is treated from the epical perspective, and a model explaining the complexity of times and contexts of online interactions and learning, is presented and discussed. The various contexts and their important referential functions in communication and learning are stressed.

Together with the broader attractive socio-ethical implications of the principles of collaborative learning, the dialectical process of knowledge production with its shifting mode of involvement and reflection, and its social embeddedness, is stressed. A presentation of three elucidating theories of collaborative learning is provided and investigated. The discussion points at situated action models as the type of collaborative learning theory that seems most in harmony with the ontological and epistemological values which are presented in this thesis. In relation to this, some important principles of collaborative learning are put forward.

The potential representation of collaborative learning as an Aristotelian drama is investigated. The dramatic framework is compared to the text analytical framework, with respect to the modelling suitability for design of computer-supported collaborative learning, especially with respect to offering a reflective space for learning. In view of this, Bertolt Brecht'salternative model of drama is suggested as a potentially important source of inspiration.

At this point the framework Adresses, more directly, its own objective: The presentation of a model of design of collaborative learning in virtual environments. As an answer to the need for new, flexible, technology supported learning systems in a society committed to a continuos process of lifelong learning, a model is presented, which is based on the learning process envisioned as a social, collaborative, situated, interactive and dialectical process of knowledge production. In dealing with the formalized domain of the virtual learning phenomenon, the model points out the two different types of interaction of the online learning situation, and clarifies in what sense principles of graphics and familiarity may contribute to a transparent navigation, allowing the learner to focus on the inter-human interaction. It compares the communicative power of, respectively, visual representations and metaphors - in particular, spatial metaphors - and makes a plea for the joining of communicative forces with respect to the construction of the virtual learning environment. Some design principles of the formalized environment, the inter-human domain, and the "live" representation of the phenomenon of learning in virtual environments are presented.

The model forms the final synthesis of the six research papers and their surrounding discussions on design of virtual learning processes. On this ground, and through views and discussions on how to grasp and manage the very subtle and vulnerable task of integrating a formalized world of communication technology with the soft, intangible and unpredictable world of human collaboration and learning - an understanding of learning is promoted, that gives priority to the human premise in a world conditioned by and constructed through the use and application of computer technology.

· Member of the research network "Learning and Interactive Multimedia, as theory and method". The members of the research network are researchers within humanistic informatics and media who work with learning and multimedia at the following institutions: Aalborg University, The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Copenhagen Business School, Roskilde University and Aarhus University. The aim is to develop a cross-disciplinary basis for theory and method for the research within learning and multimedia. This basis integrates various disciplines: psychology, sociology, pedagogics, design and humanistic informatics. The research network takes its point of departure in the following research themes: Interactive multimedia, cognition and awareness formation, interaction and learning processes, lifelong learning and new pedagogical forms of organization, development of a research network as a learning environment, design of interactive multimedia - method development and design strategies, development oriented evaluation. The research network is funded by the cross-disciplinary research programme on adult education. Coordinator for the network is Associate Professor, Lic.Phil. Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld. Other participants from the Department of Communication are: Associate Professor Ann Bygholm, Associate Professor Ellen Christiansen, Assistant Professor Thessa Lindorf, Associate Professor Inger Lytje, Associate Professor Pirrko Raudaskoski, Hanne P. Clausen.

· Member of the learning environment "LOUA". Research within this environment is focused on LOUA (Learning, Organization, edUcation, Artefact). The theme is communication and learning in distributed organizations. The environment took its point of departure in computer supported distance education and has existed since 1993. It comprises Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Ph.D.-Scholars who work together within the education Humanistic Informatics and a series of research projects within the areas of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). The theme of communication and learning in distributed organizations is a cross-field between the two different research fields (CSCW&L), which each contribute to the understanding of the particular importance of mediated communication for cooperation and learning. With the new possibilities of establishing Intranet as a local net with a WWW-user interface for mediation and processing of information through multimedia, a step has been made towards the realization of the visions developed in recent years within the areas of CSCW&L. It is now possible to empirically explore social, management and pedagogical problems which, from the beginning, were the main focus of CSCW&L. In terms of basic research, a theoretical frame for computer mediated (multimedial) communication and learning is developed. The theoretical frame is developed with close observance of empirical studies of new practice forms as well as tests and experiments with these. LOUA functions as a frame for individual and collective research projects and as a forum for senior and junior researchers, including foreign guest Ph.D.-students and guest lecturers. LOUA actively participates in the realization of a CSCW&L-laboratory as well as a usuability laboratory.

1995-1996:
Position with Humanistic Informatics, Department of Communication,
Langagervej 8, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
· Assistant lecturer at Humanistic Informatics, Aalborg University in written communication and interface design
· Designing and running of flexible courses in theory of science and technology under Open Education
· Project coordinator of the pre-project on the development of the virtual learning environment at Aalborg University (VIRT) http://virt.auc.dk . The purpose was to support the professional, organizational, pedagogical and technological development and transition to technology supported educations at Aalborg University. The project contains both a theoretical - and an operational level which implements the virtual learning space and learning environment in relation to the needs of the involved types of education. The project identified typical problems connected to distributed, collective learning processes, including distance education. It produced a conceptual model and the necessary consensus in the organization for the development/transition process. The project also produced manuals and guidances. The project was organized across faculties with participation of ten partners from Aalborg University. Project manager was Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld. Other participants from the department was: Ann Bygholm, Thessa Lindof, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Peer Mylov, Peter Øhrstrøm, Thue Ørberg, Tina Berg Laursen, Tom Nyvang, Hanne Clausen. The project was funded by The Danish National Centre for Technology Supported Learning and Aalborg University.


1991-1995:
Position with UNI-C (Danish computer center for research and education)
Olof Palmes Allé 38
8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
· Participant in the TUDIC-project (a EU-project under the COMETT-programme) where the Danish and Swedish trades union congresses (LO) and the English TUC cooperated with the purpose of evaluating the possibility of three unions to develop and apply distance education (based on conference systems) within their internal education systems as well as with the purpose of investigating and testing the communicative potential of the conference systems in relation to a strengthening of the international cooperation between the unions. Here, I worked with assignments such as: design/readjustment of introductory course material for MacKOM, - a graphical interface for the PortaCOM conference system; running of online courses for teachers of MacKOM; participation in start-up-seminars for an international EEC course development and teacher education course (in Eastbourne in England) with presentation on the particular communicative conditions in connection with application of conference systems; maintenance of the pedagogical and communicative guidance in connection with the above EEC teacher education course.
Cooperation partners/colleagues:
The Danish Trades Union Congress, Bent Fallenkamp, Buddinge Hovedgade 80, 2860 Søborg, DENMARK.
Tel. + 45 3167 5333
The Swedish Trades Union Congress, Runo G. Larsson, Barnhusgatan l8, 10 553 Stockholm SWEDEN.
Tel. + 46 8796 2500
TUC Education, Malcolm Ball, York Place Leeds, LS 12 ED, ENGLAND.
Tel. + 44 532 429296

· Participation in the DECAD-project (another EU-project under the COMETT-programme) where a series of contractors worked on the development of methods and software for education of teachers within flexible education (e.g. open educations / distance education) with focus on both concepts, strategies and products). In this context, I have carried out design and development as well as conducted an international distance education course (FOE) containing "development of distance education courses that apply conference systems" where the target groups were teachers who planned on practising this form of education.
Cooperation partners /colleagues:
Bengt Olsen, Hagundagatan 9, 752 38 IJppsala, SWEDEN, Tel. + 46 1850 0180
Göran Karlsson, Kgl. Tekniska Högskolan, Royal Institute of Technology, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 100 44 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Tel. + 46 8790 8912
Stefan lauffs, LO's Folkhøgskola Runö, 184 80 Åkersberga, SWEDEN,
Tel. + 46 8 540 680 80

· Project "Online Education and Training" (OET). Participation and evaluation of the two parallel online courses "Online Education and Training" (OET) and "Pedagogical Online Seminar" (POS), which were conducted in both English and Norweigan. The purpose of both courses was to teach teachers pedagogical design and running of distance education courses using conference systems.
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Dr. Tony Kaye, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, ENGLAND. Tel. +44 908 65 37 82.
Dr. Robin Mason, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, ENGLAND. Tel. +44 908 65 31 37.
Morten Söby, Pædagogisk Forskningsinstitut, Oslo University, Boks 1092, Blindern, 0317 Oslo, NORWAY. Tel. + 47 2 85 5383.
Annita Fjuk, Institutt for Informatik, Oslo University, P. O. Bos 1080, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, NORWAY. Tel. + 47 2285 2408.
Stefan Lauffs, LO's Folkhøgskola Runö, 184 80 Åkersberga, SWEDEN, Tel. + 46 8 540 680 80.

· Project EPOS. Design, development and running of the distance education courses EPOS 1 and EPOS 2, comprising "development of distance education courses applying conference systems", where the target groups were teachers planning to practise this form of education.
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Associate Professor Jørgen Bang, Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab, Aarhus University, Niels Juelsgade 84, 8200 Aarhus N., DENMARK, Tel. + 45 8942 1166.
Folmer Kjær, itai (Institut for teoretisk og anvendt informatik), Nordre Landevej 2, 6270 Tønder, DENMARK, Tel. + 45 7472 0445.

· Project "Lærere i Fjernundervisning" (Teachers in distance education). Coordination, collection and reporting of a Nordic investigation of initiatives for qualification of teachers for distance education. Preparation of a discriptive and concluding report.

· Cooperation with Open University, UK. Since 1991 - involved as both guest lecturer and evaluator in online courses by Open University, UK, in pedagogics, design, preparation and running of distance education courses involving conference systems.
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Dr. Tony Kaye, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, ENGLAND. Tel. +44 908 65 37 82.
Dr. Robin Mason, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, ENGLAND. Tel. +44 908 65 31 37.

· Project "Teknologi i undervisningen" (Technology in the tuition). Regular design and teaching at UNI·C's current course "Teknologi i Undervisningen" (Technology in the tuition), - a course for teachers planning to apply electronic communication (FirstClass, PortaCOM or EdWin) and/or multimedia in the tuition. The course was conducted several times during the spring '95.
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Erik Skov, UNI·C, Olof Palmes Allé 38, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. Tel. +45 86 78 4444
Kurt Nikolajsen, UNI·C, Olof Palmes Allé 38, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. Tel. +45 86 78 4444

· Project "Fjernundervisning for folkeskolelærere" (Distance education for primary and lower secondary school teachers). Participated in the cooperation on development of a distance education course for primary and lower secondary school teachers (with application of the distance education system "EdWin") concerning the application of the computer as a personal tool and as a pedagogical tool in the education.
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Orfeus, Skæring Skolevej 202, 8250 Egå, Denmark. Tel. +45 8622 9955.
Kommunedata, Hadsundvej 184, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark. Tel. +45 9813 1511.
Damarks Lærerhøjskole (Royal Danish School of Educational Studies), Aarhus Dep., Rudolfgårdsvej 1, 8260 Viby J, Denmark. Tel. +45 8628 4444.

· Participation in the Merkonomprojektet (specialized business studies-project) an introduction and transition to technology supported, flexible open education at six business colleges in Denmark (Holbæk, Køge, Svendborg, Odder, Tønder, Haderslev).
Cooperation partners / colleagues:
Folmer Kjær, (itai) Institut for teoretisk og anvendt informatik (Department of theoretical and applied informatics), Nordre Landevej 2, 6270 Tønder, Denmark. Tel. + 45 7472 0445.


1988-90:
Employment at JÅU (Open University in Jutland)
Ndr. Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

· Project work in the department of rehabilitation and allowance at Amtsgården in Højbjerg near Aarhus, where I, on the basis of linguistic and organizational analyses, participated in the design of a word processing system for a particular personnel group (70 pages report).

· Project work concerning computer supported distance education at JÅU, I designed a new interface for the existing conference system on the basis of pedagogical and linguistic/communicative contemplations (50 pages report).

· Participation in an international project JANUS (an EU-project within the DELTA-programme), which aimed at investigating the possibilities of establishing a satelite network for transportation of bothway sound and data communication with the purpose of connecting the European distance education institutions that wished to produce distance education and distance education material together. My role in the project was to carry out a comparative evaluation of a series of conference systems with the purpose of establishing to which degree the different systems were suited for an international, academical cooperation on design and production of various common courses as well as common scientific publications. (135 pages report in English).

Research

Virtual learning and Sustainable development in Central America (VISCA)

Likelihood, bayesian og Markov chain Monte Carlo methods applied to animal breeding and genetics

The Research Network: Learning and Interactive Multimedia - as Theory and Method

VIPOL projektet

Master in ICT and Learning

Learning in virtual contexts. Navigation, interaction and collaboration in virtual contexts

VIRT - The Virtual Learning Environment

LOUA - Læring, Organisation, Undervisning og Artefakt

ICT, Work and Learning

Scientific activities

1991 Invited to speak on perspectives in interface design at the workshop: "A Universal Front End", March 22 at The Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

1991 Invited - as one of two Danish researchers - to participate in the international conference "Collaborative Learning and Computer Conferencing, A NA'I'0 Advanced Workshop", July 28 - August 4, 1991 between Copenhagen and Stockholm onboard the conference ship, Najaden. One of the results of this conference is the book with alle the individual contributions "Collaborative Learning through Computer Conferencing. The Najaden Papers" (ed. A.R. Kaye), published 1992 at Springer-Verlag.

1992 Invited guest lecturer at Aarhus University by Associate Professor Søren Kolstrup at Department of Information and Media Science. Two lectures on the communicative possibilities and limitations of conference systems in relation to linguistic acquisition.

1992 Invited lecturer at NEK-conference (Nordic Electronic Knowledge network). The subject of the publication and the lecture was "Online Course Design", which a.o. was discussed on the basis of my experience as evaluator on two online courses (arranged by COSTEL), Spring 1992.

1992 Invited guest lecturer on the online course OET (Online Education and Training), developed and run in cooperation between The University of London and The Open University.

1993 Invited lecturer at the fourth Nordic conference arranged by NFDL (Nordic forum for computer supported learning) at Aalborg University, August 15-18, 1993. The subject of the publication and lecture was "Online Learning. Evaluation and Trends".

1994 Invited to organize workshop and teach at the conference "Computer Conferencing in Education and Training" at the Open University in Milton Keynes, March 16-18, 1994. The subject of the workshop was "Issues in Online Course Design".

1994 Research visit during the month of May at Open Learning Agency (OLA) in Vancouver, in cooperation with Dr. Tony Bates.

1994 Invited participant in panel debate together with three other internationally reputed experts on the international conference CADE '94 (Canadian Association of Distance Education) in Vancouver, May 1994. The subject was "Computer Conferencing in Distance Education: Issues for Course Designers".

1994 Presentation of the paper: Process-Oriented Online Course Design" at CADE '94 (Canadian Association of Distance Education) in Vancouver, May 1994.

1994 Invited to arrange a seminar at på OLA (Open Learning Agency) in Vancouver, May 1994. The subject was "The Experience of the Danish Computing Centre for Research and Education in Using Computer Conferencing for Course Delivery".

1994 Lecturer at the Nordic conference "Fremtidens lærerkompetence - Fjernundervisning i Norden" (Teacher competence in the future - distance education in the North) Aarhus, August 1994. The subject was "Qualification of Teachers for Distance Education".

1994 Participation and presentation at the research seminar "Design and Management of Information Technology - Artifacts and Context". The seminar was organized by "The Øresund doctoral program in design and management of information technology". Dragør, Denmark July 31 - August 5, 1994.

1994 Inviteted lecturer at the conference "Arbete och Utbildning" (Work and education), Stockholm, November 29-30. Included in the subject were 1) "Distansutbildningens unika möjligheter" (The unique possibilities of distance education), 2) "Den stora utmaningen: Att lära lärarna" (The great challenge: To teach teachers), 3) Design och gennnemförande av flexible undervisning" (Running and design of flexible education) The conference was arranged by the Dataforeningen in Sweden - Stockholmskretsen.

1995 February: Research stay at OLA (Open Learning Agency) in Vancouver.

1995 Invited lecturer at Roskilde University, April 10. The subject was "Perspektiv bag design af online kurser" (The perspective of design of online courses).

1995 Author of article in KvaN (a periodical for the teacher education and the Primary and Lower Secondary School) in issue 42 with the title "Den virtuelle Skole" (The virtual school).

1995 Guest lecturer at Aarhus University, November 16, November 30, December 7. On different approaches within HCI-research, with particular focus on design perspectives and semiotics.

1996 Host for international guest researcher visit, January 22-24, with dialogue on researcher cooperation. The guest was Dr. Tony Bates, Professor at University of British Columbia.

1996 Project coordinator of the VIRT-preproject; a development and research project on the virtual learning environment. The project was funded by CTU (Center for Teknologistøttet Undervisning (The Danish National Centre for Technology Supported Learning)).

1996 Presentation of accepted article "Drama as a Metaphor for the Design of Situated, Collaborative, Distributed Learning" at the conference "Collaborative Virtual Environments 1996 (CVE'96)", September 19-20 in Nottingham, Department of Psychology, The University of Nottingham, UK.

1996 Presentation of "Conceptual Model" at VIRT-seminar, August 27, 1996

1996 Invited lecturer at the KUF-conference "Livslang læring og informationsteknologi" (Lifelong learning and information technology). The subject was "Et dansk perspektiv på fjern-undervisnning: Interaktionen i centrum" (A Danish perspective on distance education: interaction in the centre) arranged by Kirke-, utdannings-, og forsknings-departementet" in Norway. June 17-18, 1996 at "Sundvolden".

1996 Research visit with Dr. Tony Bates at University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, October 9-13.

1996 Participation in conference "WebNet 96" October 13.-20. in San Francisco.

1996 Presentation at IDUN conference "Distansutbildning, informationsteknologi och pedagogik - några visioner kring utbildningsstrukturer i förändring" (Distance education, information technology and pedagogics - visions for education structures in change), arranged by Nordisk Ministerråd (Nordic council of ministers), IDUN, November 19.-22. in Helsingborg.

1994-96 Member of the Research Network for Learning and Multimedia. Participation in researcher education course arranged by the network. Three seminars with a duration of two days.

1997 Participation in DAOU-conference "IT i dansk universitets-undervisning" (IT in Danish university tuition), arranged by Danish Association of Open Universities (DAOU), February 27-29 at Hotel H. C. Andersen in Odense, as well as in Forskerparken, Funen, Denmark.

1997 Presentation at a seminar in the VIRT-project (Virtual learning) August 13 at Aalborg University.

1997 Invited lecturer at teacher course arranged by VUC (adult education center) on the importance of interaction in distributed learning. August 18-19, Løgstør Park Hotel, Løgstør, Denmark.

1997 Invited lecturer at two-day course on "Mundtlighed i Matematikundervisningen" (verbality in Mathematics). Storebæltscentret, Nyborg. September 21-23, 1999.

1997 Invited lecturer at NOFU-seminar, October 17-19 at Baltic Media Centre in Svaneke, Bornholm. Lecture on communication and learning in distributed learning processes.

1997 Ph.D.-lecture, November 7 at Aalborg University on the basis of the Ph.D. thesis "Learning in Virtual Contexts, Navigation, Interaction, and Collaboration".

1997 Participation in QUICK-seminar, December 9 at Aalborg University. The subject of the seminar was "Samtalen som redskab i undervisningen" (Conversation as a tool in the tuition).

1998 Invited lecturer at teacher course, VUC (Adult education centre). Lecture on interaction in distributed learning, January 27, Løgstør Park Hotel, Løgstør, Denmark.

1998 Invited lecturer at Den Kongelige og Veterinære Landbohøjskole (KVL) (The Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University). March 11. The subject was communication and interaction in distributed learning processes.

1998 Invited lecturer at Aarhus Business School in connection with a workshop, March 26 on distance and technology supported education. Lecture on pedagogics in technology supported education.

1998 Invited lecturer at seminar April 14 at Pædagogisk Udviklingscenter (PUC) (Pedagical Development Center). The lecture focused on design of communicative learning processes in distributed organizations.

1998 Invited lecturer at the "KOM-IT"-conference, a project which, in the attempts to develop qualifications, frames and network for the pedagogical application of information technology, unites competence, information technology and pedagogics. April 20 at Hotel H. C. Andersen, Odense. The lecture focused on the establishment of collaborative learning processes on the internet.

1998 Invited lecturer at a Nordic conference for course supervisors. Arranged by the Swedish university in Vissingö, June 8-10. The subject was design and organization of distributed learning processes.

1998-2000 Member of the second round of the research network "Learning and Interactive Multimedia".

1998 Invited consultant and lecturer at Kolding Pædagogseminarium (institute for social educators), in relation to the IT-project "Streetwalker". September 9, 1998.

1998 Invited lecturer at Odense Seminarium (Odense Teacher training college) at the conference "Den nye voksenunderviser" (The new adult educator). The target group was teachers of adults from the general industry. October 22, 1998.

1998 Presentation of paper at the conference "The Sixth International Conference on Computers in Education" (ICCE98), The Northern Jiaotong University in Beijing, October 14-17, 1998.

1998 Presentation of accepted paper at the International Global Learning Conference on Computers in Education, "Global Learning in the 21st Century", Hotel Scandic and Hotel Imperial in Copenhagen, October 18-21, 1998.

1999 Invited lecturer at conference under the Novo Nordic project "Theme5" January 5-6, 1999, at Jelling Statsseminarium (State college of education). The target group was teachers.

1999 Invited lecturer at conference under the Novo Nordic project "Theme3" february 9-10, 1999, at Aalborg Statsseminarium (State college of education). The target group was teachers.

1999 Invited lecturer on interaction and tutoring in distributed learning. February 26, 1999. Aarhus Dag- og Aftenseminarium (Day and Evening teacher training college).

1999 Invited lecturer on flexible university pedagogics at DUN-seminar. Tune Landbrugsskole (Agricultural School). March 18, 1999.

1999 Presentation of accepted paper at the International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE99. March 29-31, 1999.

1999 Performing in TV-programme on the company "A@ventures" on flexible, technology-supported education. Vejle. April 9, 1999.

1999 Invited lecturer on pedagogics in distributed learning. April 15, 1999. Aarhus Dag- og Aftenseminarium (Day and Evening teacher training college).

1999 Invited lecturer at Nordic conference on "Fjernundervisning i fremtidens folkebiblioteker" (Distance education in the future public libraries) at the libraries of Aarhus Municipality, Department of Development. May 29 - June 1, 1999.

1999 Invited lecturer on "Flexible Learning Through Online Interaction" at the Santander conference "Internationalisation and Information and Communication Technology" (European University Network). Lund University. June 13, 1999.

1999 Presentation of paper at the 19th. world conference on open and distance education, ICDE99: "The New Educational Frontier: Teaching and Learning in a Networked World". Vienna. June 20-24, 1999.

1999 Presentation of two accepted papers at the international CREAD-conference in Vancouver. University of British Columbia. September 1999.

1999 Invited lecturer and member of expert panel in Handelsskolernes Fjernundervisningsfond (HFU) (The distance education fund of Commercial Colleges). Jørgensens Hotel, Horsens. September 29-30, 1999.

1999 Invited lecturer (online) on interaction in distance education. Online course in the Novo Nordic project "Theme2". The target group was teachers. Virtual presentation during the month of October, 1999

1999 Invited lecturer at IT-conference "Mennesket i det elektroniske univers" (Man in the electronic universe). Kulturhuset Pavillonen, Grenaa. November 11, 1999.

1999 Invited participant in panel debate and speaker at debate meeting on visions of "ICT and Learning" in relation to the adult pedagogical area. For adult educators from various educational institutions. Aarhus Dag- og Aftenseminarium (Day and Evening teacher training college). November 23, 1999.

1999 Presentation of three accepted papers on the third conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, "CSCL99: Connecting Learning Communities Globally". Stanford University, California. December 12-15, 1999.

2000 Invited lecturer on learning in the virutal universe at the conference "Innovation, Kompetence og Læring" (Innovation, Competence and Learning). Aalborg Congress and Conference Center. April 10-12, 1999.

2000 Invited lecturer for representatives from the Ministry of Education on a virtual university in Humanistic Informatics - for local and distance students. Focus on qualification of collaborative learning and reflection via virtual portfolios. Aalborg University. April 7, 2000.

2000 May - ITI-workshop (VIPOL)
Ames - Iowa

 

Scientific publications after 2005 VBN

Scientific publications

1990

Sorensen, E. K. (1990). A Comparative Evaluation of CMC systems. Aahus: Jutland Open University. Aarhus.

1991

Sorensen, E. K. (1991). Metaphors and the Design of the Human Interface. In Kaye, A. R. (ed.): Collaborative Learning through Computer Conferencing. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. NATO ASI series. (pp 189-199).

1992

Sorensen, E. K., Kaye, A. R. (1992). Online Course Design. Presented at the Telecommunication in Education and Organisation conference, held August 31 - September 1, 1992 at the Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus, Danmark.

1993

Sorensen, E. K. (1993). Dialogues in Networks. In P. B. Andersen et a1. (eds.), The Computer as a Medium. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (pp 389-421).

Sorensen, E. K. (1993). Learning Online. Evaluation and Trends. Presented at the Nordic Forum for Computer Aided Learning conference (NFDL), Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, August 15-18, 1993). In the Proceedings of Curriculum - Pedagogy - Technology. TNP Series No. 27. Aalborg University/TNP Research Project, Aalborg. (pp 331-344).

1994

Sorensen, E. K. (1994). Process-Oriented Online Course Design. Presented at the International conference for Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE 94), Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 11- 14, 1994.

Sorensen, E. K. (1994). Qualification of Teachers for Distance Education. A Preliminary Investigation of Initiatives in the Nordic Countries. Report, Aarhus, Denmark: UNI"C.

1995

Sorensen, E. K. (1995). Kommunikation og læring i den virtuelle skole (Communication and learning in the virtual school). In KvaN - Pædagogiske tidsstudier (Pedagogical time studies), no. 42, 1995. (pp. 29-44).

1996

Sorensen, E. K. (1996). Learning Online through Linguistic Interaction. COSTEL, Comett Report. In Innovation in Teaching and learning: An International Journal for the Critical Practitioner, Vol. 2, no. 2. Bradford, UK: MCB Press Limited. (pp. 12-17)

1997

Sorensen, E. K. (1997). På vej mod et virtuelt læringsparadigme. In J. C. Jacobsen (ed.): Refleksive læreprocesser. Copenhagen: Forlaget Politisk Revy. (pp 78-109).

Fjuk, A. & Sorensen, .E. K. (1997). Drama as a Metaphor for the Design of Situated, Collaborative, Distributed Learning. In the European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL). Vol. 1997/I, http://www.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/1997/fjuk/fjuk.html

Sorensen, E. K. & Fjuk, A. (1997). Drama som metafor for design af distribueret, kollaborativ læring (Drama as a metaphor for design of distributed, collaborative learning). In L. Dirckinck-Holmfeld & O. Danielsen (eds.), Læring og Multimedier (Learning and Multimedia). Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

Sorensen, E. K. (1997). Learning in Virtual Contexts. Navigation, Interaction, and Collaboration. Ph.D.-thesis. Aalborg University. Denmark. ISBN 87-89701-12-7

1998

Sorensen, E. K.. (1998). Design of Tele-learning. A Collaborative Activity in Search of Time and Context. In T. Chan, A. Collins, J. Lin (eds.), Global Learning on the net. The Sixth International Conference on Computers in Education" (ICCE98) at The Northern Jiaotong University in Beijing, October 14-17, 1998). Available from CHEP, Beijing and Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. (pp. 438-442)

Sorensen, E. K. (1998). Distributed CSCL: Bridging Action with Time and Context. In Proceedings of the International Global 1earning Conference on Computers in Education, "Global Learning in the 21st Century", held at Hotel Scandic and Hotel Imperial in Copenhagen, October 18-21, 1998. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies. (pp. 205-211)

Sorensen. E. K. (1998). Religionsinformatik. Distribueret kollaborativ læring for teologer. (English version: Collaborative TeleLearning. Informatics for Theologists). VIRT-antologien. Aalborg University. 1998.

1999

Sorensen, E. K. (1999). Collaborative Learning in Virtual Contexts: Representation, Reflection and Didactic Change. In the Proceedings from The Sixteenth International Conference on Technology and Education, ICTE99, held in Edinburgh, March 28-31, 1999. Edinburg, Scotland: International Conferences on Technology and Education, Inc. (pp. 454-456)

Fjuk, A., Sorensen, E. K., Wasson, B. (1999). ICT-Mediated collaborative learning in work organisations. Scientific Report, R&D report 12/99, Telenor Fou, Norway.

Fjuk, A., Sorensen, E. K., Wasson, B. (1999). Incorporating collaborative learning, networked computers and organisational issues into theoretical frameworks. In Proceeding of the ICDE'99 conference in Vienna: "The New Educational Frontier: Teaching and Learning in a Networked World". Published by The International Council for Open and Distance Education.

Sorensen, E. K. (1999). Intellectual Amplification through Reflection and Didactic Change in Distributed Collaborative Learning. In C. M. Hoadley and J. Roschelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 1999 Conference (pp. 582-589). Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University [Available from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ]. http://kn.cilt.org/cscl99/A71/A71.HTM

Sorensen, E. K. & Takle, E. S. (1999). Distributed Collaborative Learning across Disciplines and National Borders. In C. M. Hoadley and J. Roschelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 1999 Conference (pp. 575-581). Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University [Available from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ]. http://kn.cilt.org/cscl99/A70/A70.HTM

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. & Sorensen, E. K. (1999). Distributed computer Supported Collaborative Learning through Shared Practice and Social Participation. In C. M. Hoadley and J. Roschelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 1999 Conference (pp. 136-141). Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University [Available from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ]. http://kn.cilt.org/cscl99/A15/A15.HTM

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. & Sorensen, E. K. (1999). Distributed Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Through Shared Practice and Social Participation. Reflection at the Centre. Presented at the International Conference on Distance Education and Partnerships, hosted by The University of British Columbia and CREAD. Vancouver. Canada. September 21-23.

Sorensen, E. K., Takle, E. S., Taber, M. R., Fils, D. (1999). Distributed Collaborative Learning across Disciplines and National Borders. Structuring Through Virtual Portfolios. Presented at the International Conference on Distance Education and Partnerships, hosted by The University of British Columbia and CREAD. Vancouver. Canada. September 21-23. http://cread.cstudies.ubc.ca/pdf_files/CREADProceedings/Sorensen&Takle.PDF

2000

Sorensen, E. K. (2000). Interaktion og læring i virtuelle rum. In S.B. Heilesen, (ed.): At undervise med IKT. Publiceret i serien: Universiteter i udvikling. Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur. pp. 235-255.

2001

Sorensen, E. K., Tolsby, H., Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. (2001). Virtual Portfolio for CSCL. In Dillenbourg, P., Eurelings, A., Hakkarainen, K. (eds.), Proceedings of the EuroCSCL 2001 conference, European Perspectives on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, (pp. 668-669). Held March 22-24, 2001 in Maastricht Exibition & Congress Centre (MECC), Maastricht, the Netherlands. [Available from Maastricht McLuhan Institute, P. O. Box 616, 6200, MD Mastricht. ISBN 90-5681-097-9].

Sorensen, E. K. & Takle, E. S. (2001). Impacts of Putting Requirements on Dialogue in Distributed CSCL. In Dillenbourg, P., Eurelings, A., Hakkarainen, K. (eds.), Proceedings of the EuroCSCL 200 conference, European Perspectives on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, (pp. 694-695). Held March 22-24, 2001 in Maastricht Exibition & Congress Centre (MECC), Maastricht, the Netherlands. [Available from Maastricht McLuhan Institute, P. O. Box 616, 6200, MD Mastricht. ISBN 90-5681-097-9].

Sorensen, E. K. & Takle, E. S. (2002). Collaborative Knowledge Building in Web-based Learning: Assessing the Quality of Dialogue. The International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL). Vol. 1, Issue: 1, (pp. 28-32). First presented on (and published in the proceedings of) the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001(1), 1772-1777. The conference was held in Tampera, Finland. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/8875 . {*Selected through double peer review by the International Program Committee and final blind review by the Conference Program Chairs from over 1100 papers from 60 countries to receive the ED-MEDIA 2001 Best Paper Award}. http://www.hum.auc.dk/ansatte/es/publikationer/collaborative.pdf

Tolsby, H., Sorensen, E. K., Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. (2001). Designing Virtual Portfolios for Communities of Practice. Presented at The Seventh IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE 2001): Networking the Learner, held July 19 - Aug. 3 in Copenhagen. http://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/ansatte/es/publikationer/designing.pdf

Sorensen, E. K. (2001). CSCL som brændpunkt i udviklingen af en netbaseret didaktik. Publiceret som bidrag til Undervisningsministeriets IT-Strategiplan (2001). http://www.it-strategi.uvm.dk

Takle, E. S., Sorensen, E. K., Taber, M. R., Fils, D. (2001). Virtual portfolios: Lessons learned from 4 years of implementation. In: The Proceeding of The Seventh IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE 2001): Networking the Learner, held July 19 - Aug. 3, 2001 in Copenhagen. Kluver Academic Publishers. Boston. (pp. 135-142)


2002

Sorensen, E. K. & Takle, E. S. (2002). Collaborative Knowledge Building in Web-based Learning: Assessing the Quality of Dialogue. The International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL). Vol. 1, Issue: 1, (pp. 28-32). First presented on (and published in the proceedings of) the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001(1), 1772-1777. The conference was held in Tampera, Finland. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/8875 . {*Selected through double peer review by the International Program Committee and final blind review by the Conference Program Chairs from over 1100 papers from 60 countries to receive the ED-MEDIA 2001 Best Paper Award}. http://www.hum.auc.dk/ansatte/es/publikationer/collaborative.pdf

Sorensen, E. K., Takle, E. S., Taber, M. R., Fils, D. (2002). CSCL: Structuring the Past, Present and Future Through Virtual Portfolios. Published in Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. & Fibiger, B. (eds.), Learning in Virtual Environments. Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur. pp. 165-191.

Sorensen, E. K. (2002): Distributed CSCL. A Situated, Collaborative Tapestry. In Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. & Fibiger, B. (eds.), Learning in Virtual Environments. Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur. pp. 192-205.

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Fjuk, A., Sorensen, E. K., Tolsby, H., Wasson, B. (2002). Scandinavian Perspective on CSCL. In the Proceeding of The Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2002, held January 7-11, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado. (pp. 744-745)

Takle, E. S., Sorensen, E. K., Herzmann, D. (2002). Evaluating Current Capabilities and Future Research Issues in the Use of Online Course Portfolios. In the Proceeding of The Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2002, held January 7-11, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado. (pp. 735-736)

Sorensen, E. K. (2002). Part of the Online Teachers Curriculum: Designing for Collaborative Knowledge Building Online. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Vol. 2002, Issue. 1, 2002, pp. 995-999

Brown, A., Dawson, K., Sorensen, E. K., Bull, G., & Rodriguez, J. (2002). Planning to Develop an Intercultural Dimension for Teacher Education?. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002(1), 1022-1023. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/10987

Sorensen, E.K., & Takle, E.S. (2002). Promoting and Diagnosing Collaborative Knowledge Building in Web-based Learning: In Search of the Analytical Unit. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002(1), 1838-1839. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/10460

Sorensen, E. K., Tolsby, H., Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. (2002). Virtual Portfolios for Collaboration in Distributed Web-Based Learning. In the Proceedings of The 13th World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2002), held June 24-29, 2002 in Denver, USA.

Sorensen, E. K. (2002). Designing for Collaborative Knowledge Building in Online Communities of Practice. In Hansson, H. (ed.): Eight Contributions on Quality and Flexible Learning. Report 1:2002, Swedish Agency for Distance Education.

Sorensen, E. K. (2002). Udformning av kollaborativ kunskapsuppbyggnad i nätbaserade communities of practice. In Hansson, H. (red.): Kvalitet och flexibel utbildning. Rapport 1:2002, Distansutbildningsmyndigheten.

Sorensen, E. K. (2002). Collaborative Knowledge Building Online. In the Proceedings of The Online Educa Berlin 2002 conference, held November 27-29, 2002 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Berlin, Germany. (pp. 234-237)


2003

Sorensen, E. K. (2003). Designing for Online Dialogue and Discussion in Collaborative Knowledge Building Networks. In SOFF report No. 1 (Centralorganet for fleksibel laering i Hoegre utdanning). Tromsoe, Norway. pp. 21-34.

Sorensen, E. K. & Takle, E. S. (2003). Distribueret CSCL som global brobygning mellem fagdiscipliner og pædagogiske kulturer. In Mathiasen, H. (2003), Laeringsarenaer: IT og Læringsperspektiver. Copenhagen: Alinea. pp. 56-75.

Takle, E. S., Sorensen, E.K. & Herzmann, D. (2003). Online dialog: What if you build it and they don't come? In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Education, American Meteorologic Society, held Long Beach, CA. February 9-13, 2003.

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Sorensen, E.K., Tolsby, H. (2003). Researching and Evaluating Collaborative eLearning Groups and Communities. Workshop at the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning conference 2003 (CSCL 2003), held June 14-18, 2003, University of Bergen and InterMedia, University of Oslo, Bergen, Norway.

Sorensen, E. K. (2003). Intellectual Amplification through Reflection and Didactic Change in Distributed Collaborative Learning. The International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL). Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2003. http://dl.aace.org/6527 , pp. 37-43.

Sorensen, E. K. (2003). A Challenge in E. Orchestrating the Symphony of Collaborative E-Learning. The International Journal of Innovations in Higher Education (IJIHE).

Sorensen, E.K., & Takle, G.S. (2003). Learning through Discussion and Dialogue in Computer Supported Collaborative Networks. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference. Vol. 2003, Issue 1, pp. 2504-2510. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/12261 .

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2003). "Mastering" Communities of Practice across Cultures and National Borders. In the Proceedings of The 10th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, held September 23-26, 2003 at Madingly Hall, Cambridge, UK. In Gaskell, A. & and Tait, A. (2003), Collected Conference Papers. The Open University in the East of England Cintra House. ISBN 0 7492 6676 7

Sorensen, E.K. & Ó Murchú, D. (2003). "Online Learning Communities of Practice: The Challenge of Design across Cultures and National Borders. In Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE 2003), held in Badajoz, Spain, December 3-6, 2003. http://www.formatex.org/micte2003/finallist.htm

2004

Sorensen, E. K. (2004). Reflection and Intellectual Amplification in Online Communities of Collaborative Learning. In Roberts , T. S. (ed.), Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice. Hersley, PA: Information Science Publishing. pp. 242-261.

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2004), Kollaborativ og dialogisk læring i online master-praksisfællesskaber. In Heilesen, S. B. (ed.): Det digitale nærvær. Viden og design af nye medier. Copenhagen, Frederiksberg: Roskilde Universitetsforlag. (pp. 95-111). ISBN 87-7867-267-8

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Sorensen, E.K., Ryberg, T., Buus, L. (2004). A Theoretical Framework for Designing Online Master Communities of Practice. In Proceedings of the Forth International Networked Learning Conference (NLC2004), held April 5-7, at Lancaster University, UK. pp. 267-273. ISBN: 1-86220-150-1. http://www.shef.ac.uk/nlc2004/Proceedings/Contents.htm

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2004). Online Master Communities of Practice: Collaborative Learning in an Intercultural Perspective. In European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 2004/I. http://www.eurodl.org/

Sorensen, E.K. & Ó Murchú, D. (2004). Designing Online Learning Communities of Practice: A Democratic Perspective. In Jounal of Educational Multimedia (CJEM), Vol. 29, Issue 3.

Sorensen, E.K. & Takle, G.S. (2004). A Cross-Cultural Cadence in E: Knowledge Building with Networked Communities Across Disciplines and Cultures. In A. Brown & N. Davis, Digital Technology Communities and Education. London: RoutledgeFarmer. (pp. 251-263)

Sorensen, E.K. (2004). Developing E-Learning Communities for a Democratic World: Building Bridges Through Dialogue and Shared Knowledge Construction. Keynote paper for the EDEN Third Research Workshop and conference in Oldenburg, March 5, 2004.

Sorensen, E.K. & Takle, G.S. (2004). Diagnosing Quality of Knowledge Building Dialogue in Online Learning Communities of Practice. In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vol. 2004, Issue. 1, (pp. 2739-2745).

Fibiger, B., Nielsen, J., Riis, M., Sorensen, E.K., Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Danielsen, O., Sørensen, B.H. (2004). Master in ICT and Learning - Project Pedagogy and Collaboration in Virtual e-Learning. First published in Dan Remeney (ed.), 3rd European Conference on E-Learning. Paris. November 2004. Reading UK. CD-rom + Booklet. ISBN: 9547096-7-5. http://www.imv.au.dk/medarbejdere/bfib/publ


2005

Sorensen, E.K. & Takle, E.S. (2005). Investigating knowledge building dialogues in networked communities of practice. A collaborative learning endeavor
across cultures. Interactive Educational Multimedia, No. 10 (April 2005), pp. 50-60, http://www.ub.edu/multimedia/iem

Sorensen, E. K. (2005). Networked elearning and collaborative knowledge building: Design and facilitation. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 4(4). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol4/iss4/general/article3.cfm

Sorensen, E & Ó Murchú, D. (2005). Developing the Architecture of
Online Learning Communities: Designing the Walls of The Learning Space.
Proceedings of the 11th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: The Future of Open and Distance Learning, held September 20-23, 2005, Madingly Hall, Cambridge.

Sorensen, E.K., Jedeskog, G., Ó Murchú, D. (2005): Teachers and Innovative Use of ICT - A Marriage Searching for Quality. Presented at the Second ELFE Conference in the European eLearning Forum for Education and EU-Union Policy on Use of ICT in Schools, held at Comwell Borupgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-22 November 2005.

Sorensen, E.K. (2005). A pedagogical design perspective on networked learning: Building global dialogical architectures across diversity. Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries - A Conference on the International Experience in Open, Distance and Flexible Learning, held November 8-11, 2005, at Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. http://www.unisa.edu.au/odlaaconference/program.htm

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