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Sven Åke Bjørke


Sven Åke Bjørke is educated as a natural science teacher, lawyer, jurist-linguist and e-pedagogue. He has previously worked as a teacher at secondary schools in Norway. He has also worked for several years as information manager at UNEP/GRID-Arendal, where one task was to popularise the information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and UNEP.

He was a lead author and editor of publications like:
Vital Climate Graphics  |  Vital climate graphics Africa  | State of environment Norway.

He has written or co-authored e-books like Together we can - Team and collaborative elarning onlineThe art of speaking to an audience; Study strategies and study techniques; How to write academic essays and The Greenhouse effect, Climate Change and the road to sustainability, in addition to several articles on online education. Awarded the TISIP prize for innovative E-pedagogy 2008

Sven Åke Bjørke has also worked as a consultant for the development of State of the Environment report for China and South Africa State of the Environment Report China 1997;  |  State of the Environment Report South Africa 1997 and for the Programme ‘Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (MESA)

In the early 1980s he worked as a Field Director in Kenya for the Norwegian Save the Children. Prior to that hw was a headmaster at a Kenyan secondary school through the Norwegian volunteer service. He has also worked for the Norwegian NGO ARC-aid as a board member for 20 years, and for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Kosovo at the end of the war in 2000.

CV Sven Åke Bjørke (Aug 2017)

Website: http://ufbutv.com/

Academic interests


Ecology and environment



  • The Distance Education Leapfrogging Project (DELP)  http://cees.mak.ac.ug/delp/ a NORHED financed collaborative competence upgrading scheme on ICT-supported education between the University of Agder and the Makerere university in Uganda.
  • Future learning lab  – a virtual network and think-tank-operating group of engaged colleagues from academia and the media/entrepreneurship sector. With a home base in Southern Norway, our projects now extend beyond Norway to the Nordic countries and beyond Europe to ongoing collaboration with peers in the United States, the Baltic countries and South Africa.
  • Linking tourism and conservation (LC&T). Education and training on sustainable Tourism and National Parks.  LT&C is a network designed to develop tools and incentives for replication of best practices and examples of sustainable tourism that supports the establishment and management of national parks and other types of protected areas. LT&C works with individuals, businesses, and governments to strengthen the benefits of both sustainable tourism and area protection and management.

Scientific publications

  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2015). Education for sustainable Development going online. Digital Media in Teaching and its Added Value. ISBN: 978-3-8309-3287-1. Waxmann Verlag. Kapittel. s 177 - 190.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2011). E-learning for sustainable development - rationale, strategies, choices and actions. Experiences from the study programme MSc in Development Management. Seminar.net - Media, technology and lifelong learning. ISSN: 1504-4831. 7 (2). s 79 - 93.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Ask, Bodil; Haugen, Harald (2010). ICT-supported education; learning styles for individual knowledge building Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research. ICT-supported education; learning styles for individual knowledge building Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research. ISBN: 9783642163173. Springer Publishing Company. kapittel. s 215 - 224.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Wilberg Schibbye, Jeanett (2009). Full-time international master?s programme online: experiences, challenges and changes. Læringsmiljø på nett: erfaringer fra forsøk og prosjekt. ISBN: 978-82-519-2520-4. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. kap. s 12.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Ask, Bodil (2009). Networked learning and approaches to ICT supported education ? collaborative learning in a global setting. Social Networking, Proceedings of International Conferences, Silesian Moodle Moot 2009. ISBN: 9788024821177. Innovation of education inst, Ostrava. faglig_bok_forlag. s 10.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2008). Challenges and training needs of E-supporters. FIG International workshop 2008. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observat. faglig_bok_forlag.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Ask, Bodil; Haugen, Harald (2008). Online Learning Superior to on-Campus Teaching - Student Engagement and Course Content Central for e-Learning outcome. E-Learn 2008. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. ISBN: 1-880094-66-5. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. -. s 7.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2010). Taleteknikk Talekurs. Pedagogisk Utviklingssenter (PULS). s 25.
  • Isabwe, Ghislain Maurice Norbert; Bjørke, Sven Åke (2018). From Teaching a Small Elite To Educating the Masses Through Immersive Virtual Learning Environments.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Lazareva, Aleksandra (2016). Tutoring in Online and Distance Education.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Lazareva, Aleksandra (2016). Peer assessment in online collaborative learning: Increasing performance.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke; Lazareva, Aleksandra; Mayende, Godfrey; Nampijja, Dianah; Isabwe, Ghislain Maurice Norbert (2015). Together we can. Team and online collaborative work.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2014). Vann og konflikter om vann.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2014). Vann og utvikling.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2014). Vann og klima.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2014). E-learning for the future.
  • Bjørke, Sven Åke (2014). Traditional forms of instruction vs collaborative learning.

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