International work since 1989 includes:
- Learning and Teaching in a Digital World (LATINA).
- Developing and co-directing a three-week course on e-learning and
digital libraries for international students at Oslo and Akershus University College in collaboration with Professor Helge Høivik (LATINA/Lab) and Lars Egeland (Director, OUC Learning Centre), 2008-2016 (no course in 2011).
- Developing and co-directing shorter LATINA courses in other countries: Finland (2010), Palestine (2011), China (2011), Uganda (2012), South Africa (2015).
- Global statistics for advocacy (GLOSSA).
- Chaired working group for IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section that developed Statistics for Advocacy a module within the IFLA training programme for library associations (2009-10).
- Directed pilot courses in Greece and Sweden (2010).
- Directed one-day course at Makerere University Library in Uganda in June 2012
- Web design and digital reference work and Quantitative and qualitative methods in LIS. Four courses (15 hours each) given at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow. 2001-2004.
- Leadership training (a series of two day courses) for agricultural trainees from Poland in Norway (with Bozena Rasmussen)
- Internet training course (5 days) for library staff
at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (with Helge Høivik), with support from
the National Library of Norway.
- Director of advanced “training for trainers” course in conflict resolution methods (2 weeks) – arranged by the United Nations University in Tunisia
- Negotiation training (10 days) for the Burmese
democratic opposition movement – arranged by the Norwegian Burma
Committee in Manerplaw (controlled by the Karen ethnic group at the time)
- Director of conflict resolution course for Buddhist
monks from Sri Lanka and South-East Asia (3 weeks) – arranged in
Thailand by the Thai Inter-religious Commission for Development (TICD)
in cooperation with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists
My academic background includes natural sciences (statistics,
mathematics, chemistry), sociology, philosophy, peace research and
Broad practical experience in
- library studies
- social science methods
- digital change processes
- international and transcultural work
- educational policy and future studies
- organizational development and conflict resolution
- new teaching methods: adult education, group processes, e-learning
Teaching and training
I am happy to undertake projects and consultancy work with an international or intercultural dimension.
- Fluent English, Spanish and (of course) Norwegian
- Prepared to teach in French and German
- Reads Italian, Portuguese and Romanian
Broad practical experience with teaching, training and research abroad since the late sixties – about five years altogether.
In 1970 I taught social science methods for half a year in Mexico (in Spanish), at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In the mid-seventies I taught mathematics and statistics at the Cooperative College in Moshi, Tanzania, for two years.
Later I directed the graduate course in peace research (6 weeks) at the International Summer School, University of Oslo, for ten years. I have also worked as a conflict training consultant for the United Nations University (UNU) in Russia and Colombia and have participated in Norwegian evaluation missions to Tanzania and Nicaragua.
Link to bibliography of publications in English.