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Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt

Senior lecturer

Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 2823

Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Education, Communication and Learning (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2391
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt

Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt is a PhD and Associate Professor in Education. Based in the tradition of Sociology of Education, Annika’s main interests include critical approaches to Educational Technology and education and IT governance. Both these interests were a part of her thesis on the Swedish Distance and Higher Education governance based on reforms of opening and democratizing higher education in the 1990s and early 2000s. Furthermore, aspects of gender and gendered technology use has been a part of her research and she has developed research on the governance and changing disciplinary career orientations for Doctoral Education. Lately, the policy and governance interest has translated into empirical studies on policy network formations, connecting public and commercial interests and actors within IT education policy area. Currently, the empirical interest of digitization of education has widened to the digitization of schools and digital platforms.

Annika recently finalized a three-year research project funded by the Swedish Research Council, investigating and problematizing how teachers use social media for professional learning and digital work outside the formal school and workplace. Empirically, the project is based on advanced computational data on the interactions and norms of professional social media and resources shared. For a popular science article on this social media project (in Swedish): https://www.sics.se/media/news/hur-fungerar-larares-kollegiala-larande-pa-facebook

Annika is also involved in research with a group of international scholars within the field of digital governance and policy sociology, which has resulted in publications within the field of policy sociology studies, on trans-national policy networks, policy network events. One study for example have problematized the so-called edu-business surrounding current policy-making within educational technology, and the lobby and industry around the curriculum policy issue of programming in schools.

In 2016, Annika was awarded as Excellent Teaching Practitioner at the Faculty of Education, University of Gothenburg, and she has a wide experience of teaching and pedagogical development, also in leadership roles. She is currently Deputy Head of Department with special responsibility for education quality.


Latest publications

A “situated ethics” for researching teacher professionals’ emerging Facebook group discussions
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Thomas Hillman, Annika Lantz-Andersson, Mona Lundin, Louise Peterson
Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry: Approaching Learning and Knowing in Digital Transformation, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Inequalities of Professional Learning on Social Media Platforms
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Thomas Hillman
Proceedings of the Weizenbaum Conference, "Challenges of Digital Inequality - Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life", Berlin, Germany, 2019, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

More than a blank Canvas – Platformization of Nordic universities
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Paper for Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University,13-14 December, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, England, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Diffusion and enactment of digital technology curriculum policies: The case of the flipped classroom movement
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Nordisk läroplansteoretisk konferens 15-16 nov, Göteborg, Sverige, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Teachers ‘liking’ their work? Exploring the digital labor of networked professional publics.
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Thomas Hillman, Neil Selwyn
Selected Papers of #AoIR2017: The 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, 18-21 October 2017, Tartu, Estonia.., Tartu, Estonia: AoIR., Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

IT-mässan som utökat lärarkollegium eller marknadsplats i nyliberalismens tjänst?
Catarina Player-Koro, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Flip the system - Förändra skolan från grunden. Jelmer Evers, René Kneyber, Per Kornhall (red.), Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Gendered spaces and bio-politics: Problematizing flexible learning.
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
The 6th European Research Conference. Adult Leraning in Europe - understanding diverse menings and contexts. European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA)., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper


Flexibel utbildning "något annat och mera"?: Rumslig politik i skiftet från distansutbildning till flexibelt lärande
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Samhälle, teknik och lärande, Thomas Karlsohn (red.), Stockholm, Carlssons, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book


Colonializing the learner. Information Technologies for governing the Other.
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Round table contribution presented at European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Gothenburg, October 2008, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

The politics of personalisation: The case of flexible learning in Sweden
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Paper presented at European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Gothenburg, October 2008., Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Having flexibility or being flexible? Contestations of a citizen-consumer and self-instructive learning of Swedish distance education policy
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
Paper presented at Nordic Education Research Association (NERA), Copenhagen, March 2008. , Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution


The gendered spaces of distance education: Contested and assymetric in power and access
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Sandra Riomar
Paper presented at the symposium Gender, learning and IT, Helsingborg, August 23-25, 2007, Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution


Sharing thoughts in computer-mediated communication
Lars-Erik Jonsson, Sylvi Vigmo, Louise Peterson, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
L. Dirkinck-Holmfeld, B. Lindström, M.Svendsen, M. Ponti (red). Conditions for productive learning in networked learning environments. Aalborg, Denmark. Kaleidoscope, Aalborg University., Magazine article 2005
Magazine article


Flexible Education in Swedish Higher Education Policy
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
The 32nd NERA Congress, 11-13/3, 2004, Reykjavik, Island., Conference contribution 2004
Conference contribution

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