Organization profile

Organisation profile

A focal question in our research is: how can ICT promote development? In this group, we engage in developing countries and regions, thus building global research collaborations. At present, we are engaged in ongoing research in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Vietnam and Bhutan); Latin America (Costa Rica); and we have started building relations in Africa (Egypt, Ghana and Tanzania).

By development we mean human capacity building, which we see as the foundation for societal and economic development. We relate our work to development agendas in the countries in questions, e.g. national strategies for digitalisation or education; as well as global strategies such as UN’s Millenium Development Goals. We also emphasise, however, creating novel and emergent methods, theories and tools, both locally and in the global discourse.

In general, we apply a research approach which is dialogue oriented; aims at mutual learning; and engages researchers and practitioners in shared practice and action.



The most important activities of the knowledge group are:



  • Supervising PhD-students and supporting the academic work of our PhD-students through seminars, knowledge sharing, collaborative writing, workshops, fundraising, etc.
  • Putting together an edited book on our approach to ICT for Development. Chapters in the book will be authored by members of the group and it presents current and recent research, both empirical and theoretical work. Planned for publication end 2012 or early 2013.
  • Arranging bi-annual seminars where topics of interest are discussed by the members. In 2012 we aim for internal seminars in order to strenghten our identity building as a group.
  • Hosting international guests who wish to visit eLearning Lab to engage in mutual knowledge sharing and joint research activities.

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Bangladesh Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
learning environment Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
digital divide Social Sciences
Bhutan Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
action research Social Sciences

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Output 1983 2018

A Theoretical Framework Mapping Barriers of Integrating and Adopting Educational Techonology

Khalid, M. S. & Buus, L., 2018, (Submitted) In : Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

EDULEARN19 Proceedings

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., 2018, EDULEARN19 Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

18 Downloads (Pure)

Enabling ‘Ba’ by Using the Photovoice Technique to Realize Expansive Learning: An ICT4D Research Case. Designs for Learning

Akther, F. & Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., 2018, In : Designs for Learning. 10, 1, p. 63–75 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Den kolde fidus

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld (Recipient), May 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Knight of the Order of Dannebrog

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


Activities 2008 2018

6th IDIA Conference: Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies.

Marianne Georgsen (Speaker)
6 Sep 20128 Sep 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Assessment committee for PhD Ulla Konnerup (External organisation)

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld (Chairman (Appointed by AAU))
1 Aug 201520 Oct 2015

Activity: MembershipsMembership of review committee

Bestyrelsen for Hasseris Gymnasium (External organisation)

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld (Chairman)
1 Oct 20141 Oct 2018

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Press / Media

Ugandisk-dansk partnerskab om digital læring

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

CBS-forskere fortier interessekonflikter i forskning

Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Omstridt uddannelse : Endeligt godkendt

Tom Nyvang


6 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media