Irina Engeness

Faculty of Education
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Study place
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Academic interests

  • Technology and Blended Learning: The role of digital and other mediational tools in learning, educational technology; MOOCs, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL);
  • Assessment for Learning: development of writing skills in English, writing process, formative assessment, feedback
  • Teacher education: professional digital competence for teachers, teacher digital agency, digital identity 
  • Learning and Development: Cultural-historical theory, agency of students and teachers, learning to learn approach

Research related to "The Digital Society" 

My research interests relate to Østfold University College's  PhD-endeavour " The Digital Society".  In particular, I am interested in studying learning and teaching practices in digital learning environments, such as MOOCs and smaller-scale online courses. Over the next ten years, e-learning is projected to grow fifteen-fold, accounting for 30% for all educational provision. Such a new form of educational delivery influences and challenges learning and teaching practices. Digitalisation provides valuable opportunities for learning, however, it requires teachers to develop new skills and competencies. Teachers are expected to develop their professional digital competence (PDC) to become profound users of digital technology. In addition, educators need to engage in the design of digital learning environments to enhance the development of digital competence with their students. I am interested to study how teachers develop and enact their professional digital competence (PDC), digital agency and identity as digitally competent teachers. I am the main supervisor for the PhD candidate in the project: Learning and Teaching in the ICTPED MOOC: implications for design and further developments.  Feel free to contact me if you are interested in doing research related to learning and teaching with digital resources and/ or in digital environments. 

Courses taught

Learning and Digital Technologies

Applied Methodology (Anvendt metode med fordypning ) 

Seminar for Master students (Fordypningsemne for masterstudenter) 



PfDK (Professional Digital Competence) MOOC for English Teachers 


  • Ph.D. candidate; project Learning and Teaching in the ICTPED MOOC: Implications for design and further improvements


PhD, University of Oslo, Thesis: Learning and Teaching With Digital Tools: insights for learning arising from the cultural-historical theory

University Pedagogy Competence, University of Oslo



  • Ark&App
  • DigiLU
  • Learning and Teaching in the ICTPED MOOC: Implications for design and further improvements
Tags: Learning and teaching with digital technology, MOOCs, Blended Learning, Assessment for Learning, Learning to Learn, Cultural-Historical Theory


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  • Engeness, Irina (2020). Tools and Signs in the Cultural Historical perspective: Implications for education and research.
  • Engeness, Irina & Lund, Andreas (2020). The contribution of Piotr Galperin to the cultural-historical theory and implications for contemporary educational research and practice. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.  ISSN 2210-6561. . doi: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2019.01.005
  • Brynildsen, Stine Malin; Nagel, Ilka & Engeness, Irina (2019). How Teachers Learn: TeachMeets as a Possible Arena for Teachers' Development of Professional Digital Competence.
  • Brynildsen, Stine Malin; Nagel, Ilka & Engeness, Irina (2019). TeachMeet som arena for å utvikle lærerens profesjonsfaglige digitale kompetanse.
  • Brynildsen, Stine Malin; Nagel, Ilka & Engeness, Irina (2019). TeachMeetsas a PossibleArena for Teachers’ Development of Professional DigitalCompetence.
  • Engeness, Irina (2019). 'Learning to Learn' in Digital Environments: Design principles informed by Galperin's concepts of orientation.
  • Engeness, Irina & Nagel, Ilka (2019). Orchestrating Group Learning in Science with Digital Animations and Insights into Agency in Learning to Learn.
  • Engeness, Irina & Nohr, Magnus (2019). Use of videos in ICTMOOC for teacher education and professional development in 21st century.
  • Engeness, Irina (2018). Learning and Teaching with Digital Tools:Insights for Learning Arising from the Cultural-Historical Theory.
  • Engeness, Irina & Mørch, Anders Irving (2016). The role of the teacher in facilitating writing process with peer feedback and automated feedback from EssayCritic.
  • Engeness, Irina (2015). The complexity of learning: exploring the interplay of different mediational means in CSCL setting.
  • Engeness, Irina & Mørch, Anders Irving (2015). Development of English writing skills for upper secondary school students in Norway using computer-based scaffolding based on semantic analysis of text documents. Show summary
  • Mørch, Anders Irving & Engeness, Irina (2015). Læremidler og arbeidsformer i prosessorientert skriving. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Furberg, Anniken Larsen; Dolonen, Jan Arild; Engeness, Irina & Jessen, Stian (2014). Læremidler og arbeidsformer i naturfag i ungdomsskolen. En casestudie i prosjektet ARK&APP, naturfag, 10. klasse.. Show summary
  • Mørch, Anders Irving & Engeness, Irina (2014). EssayCritic Norway Trial 2014.

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