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Anders D. Olofsson

Olofsson is currently holding a position as professor at the Department of Applied Educational Sciences, Umeå University, and a position as a guest professor at the Mid Sweden University.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Applied Educational Science Units: Floor 3
Location
Naturvetarhuset, huskropp NB, Johan Bures väg 14 Umeå universitet, 90187 Umeå

Dr. Anders D. Olofsson (or ADO as some of you might know him as) and is currently holding a position as professor, PhD, at the Department of Applied Educational Sciences, Umeå University in Sweden and a position as a guest professor at the Mid Sweden University. Between the years of 2012 and 2014 Olofsson held a position as a guest researcher at the University West, Sweden, with responsible for building up the PhD-programme (in Education). For several years he served as the Director of Research Studies at the Department of Education as well as held a position as a teacher and researcher at the Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University. At the Medical School he was involved in several development and research projects focused on the design of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and educational technology for learning in medical education. For 8 years Olofsson was the scientific leader for the research group Learning & ICT (LICT).

Olofsson's doctoral thesis "Training Teachers Through Technology" from 2005 was about becoming a teacher through net based teacher training and over the years much of his research has been aimed at understanding the meaning of social processes of teaching, learning and assessment in higher educational contexts that in different ways are embraced by TEL and educational technology. This including a special research interest in Online Learning Communities and especially in relation to teachers´ professional development (TPD). Olofsson's empirical research is mostly carried out in co-operation with Professor J. Ola Lindberg (Umeå University) and Olofsson has over the years contributed with books, book-chapters, peer-review journal articles and papers to conference proceedings on these specific topics. Since 2014 he is the scientific leader for the research project 'Making IT happen - A study of the advanced use of digital technologies in Swedish upper secondary schools'. This project is financed by the Swedish Research Council and will run until December 2018.

Olofsson has been named "Friend of the Conference" in relation to the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE). Together with Professor Lindberg he has during 2011 and 2012 co-edited the two books. The first one is labelled: Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development. Methods for Improved Educational Delivery and the second one is labelled: Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education: Enhanced Learning and Teaching.

Read more about the first book here

Read more about the second book here

Olofsson is one of the founders of the Swedish interdisciplinary national graduate school for digital technologies in education – abbreviated GRADE and financed by the Swedish Research Council. Moreover, Olofsson has been the head supervisor for Dr. Fanny L.M. Pettersson, (successful defence in 2015), Dr. Marcia Lindqvist (successful defence in 2015) and Dr. Claire Englund (successful defence in 2018). He was co-supervisor for Dr. Monica Liljeström (successful defence in 2010). For the moment Olofsson is the head supervisor for PhD-candidate Ulrika Gustafsson, and co-supervisor for PhD-candidate Andreas Olsson. Olofsson serves as an external board member for the excellence research environment called Learning In and For the New Working Life (LINA), at University West, Sweden. Olofsson does reviews for the international research journals Education and Information Technologies, Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, British Journal of Educational Technology, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, and International Journal of Information and Learning Technology.

Education Inquiry, Taylor & Francis 2021 : 1-20
Lindfors, Maria; Pettersson, Fanny; Olofsson, Anders D.
Education Inquiry
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, Ola J.; Young Pedersen, Alex; et al.
Scuola Democratica (2021). Book of Abstracts of the International Conference of the journal Scuola Democratica. Reinventing Education, Rome, 2-5 June, Associazione “Per Scuola Democratica”, Rome: Scuola democratica 2021 : 343-343
Örtegren, Alex; Olofsson, Anders D.
Educational studies (Dorchester-on-Thames), Routledge 2020, Vol. 46, (6) : 727-743
Olofsson, Anders D.; Fransson, Göran; Lindberg, J. Ola
Oxford Review of Education, Routledge 2019, Vol. 45, (1) : 102-118
Fransson, Göran; Holmberg, Jörgen; Lindberg, Ola J.; et al.
Postdigital Science and Education, Springer 2019, Vol. 1, (2) : 427-445
Hrastinski, Stefan; Olofsson, Anders D.; Arkenback, Charlotte; et al.
Networked professional learning: emerging and equitable discourses for professional development, Cham: Springer 2019 : 167-185
Pettersson, Fanny; Olofsson, Anders D.
ICERI2019 Proceedings, IATED Academy 2019 : 3223-3223
Svensson, L.; Öberg, L-M; Olofsson, Anders D.
ICERI2019 Proceedings, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 2019 : 3223-3223
Svensson, Lars; Öberg, Lena-Maria; Olofsson, Anders D.
Higher Education, Springer 2018, Vol. 76, (6) : 1051-1069
Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda
ICERI2018 Proceedings: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 2018 : 769-774
Fransson, Göran; Hrastinski, Stefan; Jaldemark, Jimmy; et al.
Seminar.net: Media, technology and lifelong learning, Vol. 14, (2) : 217-228
Fransson, Göran; Lindberg, J Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.
Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, Vol. 23, (5) : 2155-2177
Fransson, Göran; Lindberg, Ola J.; Olofsson, Anders D.
British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 49, (2) : 201-206
Jaldemark, Jimmy; Hrastinski, Stefan; Olofsson, Anders D.; et al.
Seminar.net: Media, technology and lifelong learning, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences 2018, Vol. 14, (2) : 103-108
Lindberg, J Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.
EDULEARN18 Proceedings : 9016-9020
Lindberg, Ola J.; Olofsson, Anders D.; Fransson, Göran
EDULEARN18 Proceedings, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 2018 : 9028-9032
Lindberg, Ola J.; Olofsson, Anders D.; Karakoyun, Ferit
The international journal of information and learning technology, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2018, Vol. 35, (2) : 82-92
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, Ola J.; Fransson, Göran
Higher Education Research and Development, Routledge 2017, Vol. 36, (1) : 73-87
Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda
Berlin: European Educational Research Association, Freie Universität Berlin 2017
Fransson, Göran; Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.
The international journal of information and learning technology, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017, Vol. 34, (2) : 122-132
Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Fransson, Göran
INTED2017 Proceedings: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference March 6th-8th, 2017, Valencia, Spain, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 2017 : 5679-5686
Lindberg, Ola J.; Olofsson, Anders D.; Fransson, Göran; et al.
INTED2017 Proceedings: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference March 6th-8th, 2017, Valencia, Spain, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 2017 : 4219-4227
Olofsson, Anders D.; Håkansson Lindqvist, Marcia; Lindberg, J. Ola; et al.
ICICTE 2017 Proceedings: The International Conference on InformationCommunication Technologies in Education 2017 : 285-295
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Fransson, Göran
Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, Springer 2017, Vol. 22, (6) : 2897-2914
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Fransson, Göran
European Educational Research Association, Freie Universität Berlin 2016
Fransson, Göran; Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.
The proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2016 : 1-10
Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Fransson, Göran
European Educational Research Association, Freie Universität Berlin 2016
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Fransson, Göran
Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, Universitetsforlaget 2015, Vol. 10, (4) : 103-121
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola; Fransson, Göran; et al.
Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2015, Vol. 20, (2) : 359-380
Pettersson, Fanny; Olofsson, Anders D.
Transformative curriculum design in health sciences education, Hershey, PA: IGI Global 2015 : 235-247
Pettersson, Fanny; Olofsson, Anders D
Patient Education and Counseling, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 96, (1) : 50-54
Grankvist, Olov; Olofsson, Anders D; Isaksson, Rose-Marie
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Routledge 2014, Vol. 23, (3)
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Routledge 2014, Vol. 23, (3, Special Issue) : 285-291
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola
Grande Challenges in Technology Enhanced Learning, London: Springer 2014 : 12-15
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola; Hauge, Trond Eiliv
Educational Inquiry, 4
Education Inquiry, Umeå: Umeå university 2013, Vol. 4, (4) : 595-606
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola; Jianli, Jiao; et al.
Book of Abstracts of the 40th AMEE-conference: Colouring outside the lines, Prague: 2013 : 329-329
Olofsson, Anders D; Pettersson, Fanny; Ljungberg, Christina; et al.
The University of the Fraser Valley Research Review, University of the Fraser Valley 2013, Vol. 4, (3) : 16-30
Pettersson, Fanny L. M.; Olofsson, Anders D.; Söderström, Tor; et al.
Små skritt eller store sprang?: Om digitale tilstander i skolen, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2012 : 274-293
Fransson, G.; Lindberg, J Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; et al.
Educational Technology, Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Educational technologie Publ. 2012, Vol. 52, (2) : 34-38
Lindberg, J Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.
Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference 2012
Informed design of educational technologies in higher education: enhanced learning and teaching, Hearshy, PA, USA: Information Science Reference 2012 : xviii-xxix
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola
NGL 2012: Next Generation Learning Conference: Conference proceedings, Falun: Dalarna University 2012 : 1-9
Spikol, Daniel; Bergström, Peter; Eliasson, Johan; et al.
US-China Education Review, David Publishing Company 2011, Vol. 1, (7) : 1016-1022
Olofsson, Anders D; Lindberg, J Ola
Mer om nätbaserad utbildning, Lund: Studentlitteratur 2011 : 195-214
Olofsson, Anders D; Lindberg, J Ola
Campus-Wide Information Systems, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011, Vol. 28, (3) : 183-194
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J Ola; Hauge, Trond Eiliv
Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2011, Vol. 6, (4) : 207-225
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Hauge, Trond Eiliv; et al.
Campus Wide Information Systems, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011, Vol. 28, (1) : 41-55
Olofsson, Anders D; Lindberg, J Ola; Stödberg, Ulf
Education and Technology: Innovation and Research. Proceedings of ICICTE 2011, Rhodes, Greece: ICICTE 2011 2011 : 282-293
Pettersson, Fanny L. M.; Olofsson, Anders D.; Söderström, Tor; et al.