Rune Krumsvik

Save favourite 21 Aug August 2018

Title: Digital competence and digital inequality in upper secondary school

The keynote will focus on what constitutes digital divides and digital inequality and how these relate to social background, marks and digital competence in upper secondary school, as well as what implications this may have for learning management in a digital learning environment. The study is based on data from 17,529 upper secondary school pupils and has a Mixed Method Design. Findings from this study show that there is a clear connection between social background and the marks students earn. Furthermore, the study shows that there is a clear connection between social background and students’ digital competence. The findings from the study will have implications for teachers’ class management and digital competence in a digital learning environment in upper secondary school.


 Dr.philos Rune Johan Krumsvik is Professor of Education, Head of Western Norway Graduate School of Research (WNGER II, 2017à) and Head of the research group Digital Learning Communities (DLC) at University of Bergen. Krumsvik is also Professor II at Volda University College, Honorary Research Fellow at University of Bristol and former Head of the Department of Education, University of Bergen (2010-2017). His main research interests is formative assessment, digital learning and doctoral education. He has been referee in 17 scientific journals and is member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).