Research & Development


The research component of the Viten project is concerned with understanding how ICT plays a role in the way students learn science. Our research studies also provide important information for the development of Viten programs as we try to understand the pedagogy of ICT in the learning process.

Viten is also working with the creation of learning objects and use of Viten's content used in virtual learning environments. Teachers are the focal point of this process.

Publications in english

  • Mork, S. M. (2009): An interactive learning environment designed to increase the possibilities for learning and communicating about radioactivity. Interactive Learning Environments
  • Jorde, D., & Mork, S. M. (2007). The contribution of information technology for inclusion of socio-scientific issues in science: The case of wolves in Norway. In D. Corrigan, Dillon, J. & Gunstone, R. (Eds.): The Re-emergence of Values in the Science Curriculum. Sense Publications.
  • Mork, S. M. (2006). - digital teaching programs in science education. NorDiNa 3, 84-88.
  • Mork, S. M. (2006). ICT in Science Education. Exploring the Digital Learning Materials at PhD thesis in Science Education. University of Oslo.
  • Mork, Sonja M. (2005): Argumentation in science lessons: Focusing on the teacher's role. NorDiNa 1(1):17-30
  • Mork, S. M. og Jorde, D. (2004): We know they love computers, but do they learn science? A study about the use of information technology and controversy in science instruction. Themes in Education, 5(1), 69-100.
  • Mork, S. M. og Jorde, D. (2003): Using information technology and controversy to promote argumentation in science lessons. Paper presented at the ESERA conference in the Netherlands.
  • Jorde, D., Strømme, A., Sørborg, Ø., Erlien, W. og Mork, S. M. (2003): Virtual Environments in Science, 17): Network for IT-Research and Competence in Education, University of Oslo. Unipub, Oslo.