Research interestsGeneral: Computers in Education and Workplace Learning Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Human-Computer Interaction Participatory Design Specific: Computer-Supported Collaborative Work and Learning (CSCW/L) Design and evaluation of web-based learning portals in organizational contexts Educational applications of software agents (critics; pedagogical agents) End-User Development (EUD): End-user tailoring, user-participation in design, design environments, evolutionary design Theory-based design (socio-technical approach) Current occupation and appointments Associate Professor, InterMedia, University of Oslo, since 2001 Co-Director of Learning at Work Research Area, since 2004 Associate Member, Centre for E-Transformation Research, Hong Kong Baptist University, since 2005 Former occupation and recent research visits Associate Professor II (20 %), Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen (2000 - 2006) Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (Sept. – Dec., 2004) Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong (June – Aug., 2004) Associate Professor, Oslo University College, School of Engineering (1999 – 2001) Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science, University of Bergen (1997-2000) Ph.D. student, Department for Informatics, University of Oslo, 1992-1997 Member of Technical Staff, NYNEX Science & Technology , White Plains, New York (now defunct) (1989 -1992) Professional Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (1988-1989)