FRIENDS OF THE
Member of the Scientific Committee, former member
of the Publications and Promotions Committee, presenter,
Anders earned his teacher’s certification at
Växjö University, Sweden in 1999. After working four years as a
teacher he moved to the northern parts of Sweden and started his
PhD studies. In 2005 he earned a PhD in education at Umeå
University, Sweden. Anders is now a senior lecturer in education
at the Department of Education, Umeå University. He lectures in
subjects related to, for example, ICT and assessment, online
learning communities, distance and online education. In addition
since 2006 Anders has been supervising PhD students and work
half time at the Medical School, Umeå University as a researcher
in the field of medical education and as an educational
developer of the medical programme.
In his research Anders departs from a
philosophical hermeneutical approach and his research is aimed
at understanding the meaning of social processes of teaching and
fostering, establishing the meaning of, for example, ethics,
democracy, learning and teaching in an online education context.
During the last few years Anders has developed a significant
interest in teacher professional development taking place
online. Together with his colleague and good friend Dr. J. Ola
Lindberg, he has edited the book
Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional
Development: Methods for Improved Education Delivery.
has within his research area contributed
internationally with book chapters, journal articles and papers
to conference proceedings. He is the scientific leader for the
research group Learning and ICT and co-leader for the
research network ICT, Media & Learning within the
Department of Education and Umeå School of Education, both at
the Umeå University.