Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is the largest university in Norway and has 14 faculties and 70 departments. The total number of students is 39000 and the staff consists of 6700 person-years. In addition to the specialization in technology and the natural sciences, NTNU also offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, economics, health sciences, education science, and aesthetic disciplines. There are professional degree programs in medicine, psychology, architecture, the fine arts, music, and teacher education, in addition to technology. About 6500 bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded each year.
About 380 doctoral degrees awarded annually (44 % women). NTNU coordinates 19 projects in the European Commission’s 7th framework program and seven in Horizon 2020.
The Developing Excellence in Education and Learning (DEEL) Research Unit is part of NTNU. The unit conducts research and development related to:
- design, development, use and implementation of new teaching and learning methods into higher education, upper secondary education, primary education, and vocational education and training
- pilot development of new, state of the art ICT and/or mobile learning tools and services
This group has during the last 3 years lead 2 KA3-ICT projects, one LdV DOI project and participated in 2 DOI Comenius projects (within the LLP-programme). This cross-disciplinary team provides key expertise in designing and developing pilot projects within the Lifelong Learning field.
The DEEL Research Unit: 1) Conducts research and development on learning and educational technology, 2) Develop brand new services utilizing mobile handheld unites like for instance Smartphones, 3) Develops pedagogical methods and technology enhanced training courses firmly grounded in learning sciences, 4) Develops and promotes mobile learning methods, 5) Supports multidisciplinary collaboration in educational research and development of new ICT services that enhances use of mobile learning, and 6) Has access to a huge network of public and private organizations at national and European level.