EDUCATION CLUSTER LEAD
University of Bergen
Director of the Cerpus Learning Garden
Øystein Johannessen is the Director of the Cerpus Learning Garden at Cerpus Ltd.
and a Fellow at Education Impact.
In 2009, Oystein was seconded to the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
(CERI). In this capacity, he has been involved in a number of strategic initiatives,
plans and programmes in education. His career started 20 years ago working in higher
education with tasks related to teacher training and professional development for
public service and education. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Norwegian
School of Film and Television in 1997. Øystein has extensive international experience.
He was a member of the European Commission eLearning Programme Committee, has served
on the Steering Committee of the European Schoolnet (EUN), and in 2002 chaired the
IT-Policy Group for Education and Research in the Nordic Council of Ministers. He
has been an active force of the OECD New Millennium Learner Project (NML) since
it started in 2007.
Øystein Johannessen holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary German Literature with
Minors in English and Economics.
Professor BARBARA WASSON
EDUCATION CLUSTER RESEARCH LEAD
University of Bergen, Norway
Leader, Interaction Research Group
Department of Information Science & Media Studies
Prof Wasson is part of the Department of Information Science & Media Studies, University
of Bergen & Research Leader, InterMedia, Uni Health, Uni Research AS. Since obtainined
her PhD in artificial intelligence in Education and working on the first networked
learning in the classroom project, she has been involved in numerous international
research projects on technology enhanced learning in classrooms, higher education
and the workplace. She was one of the founders of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence
and its special interest group on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Furthermore,
she obtained the contract with the Norwegian Ministry of Education for InterMedia
to develop the ICT-based delivery system for the National test in English. Her current
research is focused on formative assessment in technology rich classrooms, collaboration
mechanisms in games, mobile learning, and learning applications in healthcare. She
is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Computer Support for
Collaborative Learning, the Nordic Journal of Digital Competence and the Book Series
on Technology Enhanced Learning (Sense Publishers), and has written over 100 publications
related to technology enhanced learning and been a keynote speaker at several major
conferences within the field.