Fields of activities:
|» Cultural studies |
» Gender and sexuality studies
|» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics) |
Brief description of your activity focus
Information and communication technology (ICT), distance education; teaching (university), research, development
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I am an associate professor in the area of distance education (DE) and information and communication
technologies (ICT) at University of Iceland, School of Education (UISE). I am also head of a research
center on ICT and media in education at the UISE which has over 30 members involved in various R&D
projects. I have participated in a number of collaborative R&D projects (European, Nordic, Icelandic)
and also collaborated with professionals outside Europe in North America and Australia. I am a member
of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network). Current focus includes the development and
sustainance of professional communities online using new media and ICT; distance education (DE),
online learning, mobile learning; use and effects of ICT at all school levels; new literacies and
competences; digital resources and environments and develpment. Recent publications include:
Jakobsdóttir, S. & Jóhannsdóttir, T. (2010). Úttekt á fjarkennslu í framhaldsskólum. Reykjavík:
RANNUM og SRR Háskóla Íslands. An evaluation report for the ministry of education in Iceland
published the summer 2010 on distance education at the upper secondary school level in Iceland.
Jakobsdóttir, S., Hoven, D., & McKeown, L. (Expected publication 2010). Using the New Information
and Communications Technologies for the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers through
Open and Distance Learning. In A. Umar & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Perspectives on Teacher Education
through Open and Distance Learning. Vancouver, Canada: Commonwealth of Learning.
Guðmundsdóttir, G. B., & Jakobsdóttir, S. (2009). A digital divide: challenges and opportunites for
learners and schools on each side. In H. B. Hólmarsdóttir & M. ODowd (Eds.), Nordic Voices: Teaching
and researching comparative and international education in the Nordic countries (pp. 173-201).
Jakobsdóttir, S. (2008). The role of campus-sessions and face-to-face meetings in distance education.
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2008(II).
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||NordForsk-network NORDLAC: Learning across contexts|
|Coordinator||University of Oslo, Ola Erstad|
|Project Title||Upplýsingatækni og miðlun í menntun|
|Specific Theme||a social network site in Ning to support professional community of ICT in education (research, pract|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Research profile: http://uni.hi.is/soljak/en/styrkir/