Nordic Conference for Educational Publishers and EdTech

Join the Nordic Conference for Educational Publishers and EdTech September 1-2 2022 at the Clarion Hotel Oslo

For decades, the Nordic publishers’ associations have organized a Nordic conference on educational publishing. In 2022 the Norwegian Publishers’ Association and ICT-Norway organize a joint conference for both publishers and the ed-tech industry on textbooks, teaching and learning materials.

On the first day of the conference, we will focus on how technical learning analysis can contribute to more adapted learning for the pupils. Through registration, collection, analysis, and reporting of contextualized student data, where the goal is to better understand and improve the learning process, we meet many new challenges and possibilities.This can potentially affect the market’s eco system and and the relationship between public and private responsibilities. We will look at how different projects can affect the coexistence and the competition between them.

On the second day of the conference, we will focus on the traditional educational publishing. We will discuss digital maturity and how we can secure a development of learning materials where the learning itself, and not the digitalization is the main focus. We will find out if we have something to learn from the digitalization of the media industry and get insights into recent research on hybrid classrooms and how the different formats affect the design of learning. The day will end with a panel discussion on the way forward and how we can avoid the obvious obstacles.

The following questions will be discussed:

  • How can the eco-system for digital learning both fulfill the needs of pupils, teachers and schools, and at the same time be attractive and sustainable to publishers and EdTech-developers?
  • How can learning analytics improve learning and the social environment in which learning takes place?
  • Which education policy promotes good learning and access to high quality multi modal learning materials?
  • What does the disruptive digitalization in the media industry teach us?
  • How are learning materials used in Nordic classrooms?
  • What are the recent developments in the nordic markets?
  • … and much more

The host for the conference will be the journalist, moderator and author Hilde Sandvik.  


10.00: Opening remarks by Heidi Austlid (CEO, The Norwegian Publishers Association) and Fredrik Syversen (director strategy and business development, ICT Norway)

10.05: Learning analytics: Professional introduction by Yngve Lindvig (CEO, LearnLab)

10.20: Mapping of learning outcomes and digital learning materials. Report presentation by Jacob Nordan (COO and General Manager, Conexus) and Hallgrim Sagen (Stryde Design)

10.40: Short presentations – best practice:

Magma – Future of Math

  • Arvid Gilljam (Co-founder, Magma Math)

Edulyzer – Data that Matters:

  • Teuvo Sankila (CEO & co-founder, Edulyzer Oy)
  • Tero Rynkä (Founder, Edulyzer Oy)

11.10: Learning analytics – main dilemmas. By Marte Blikstad-Balas (The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research’s Expert Panel)

11.30: Panel discussion: How can can learning analytics contribute to better learning?

Camilla Oppheim Sollied (pedagogical ICT adviser, Tromsø municipality), Aslak Berntsen Husby (Manager, The School Student Union of Norway), Linda Bråthe (Department manager 6th & 7th grade, Hakerød school), Trond Ingebretsen (Division Director, service development, digitazation and analysis, Oslo Municipality)

12.00: Break

12.15: The eco system for digital learning. Professional intro by Hilde Sandvik (journalist, moderator, and author)

12.20: Panel discussion – eco system for digital learning in a Nordic perspective: Janni Jeppesen (CEO, Swedish EdTech Industry), Cliff Hansen (Managing Director, Alinea), Carl Morten Knudsen (CEO, Creaza)

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Comparative gaze:

  • Overall view on the policy for school development, digitization and curricula in Norway. By Geir Ottestad (The Norwegian Ministry of Education).
  • Presentation of a recent study on learning materials and the importance of books and students’ access to knowledge (SOU 2021: 70 Läromedelsutredningen). By Gustav Fridolin

15.00: Break

15.15: Closing lecture: “Echo. A talk about algorithms and desire”. By author Lena Lindgren

18.30: Guided tour and drinks in the Ekeberg park

19.30: Dinner at the Ekeberg restaurant


10.00: Opening by Secretary of State, Halvard Hølleland (The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research)

10.10: The Nordics: Update by the Nordic Publisher’s Associations

11.10: Break

11.40: Digital maturity: About the digital transformation in the media industry. By Tina Stiegler (Media and digitization expert, former CEO of Umoe)

12.10: Digital development in Nordic classrooms. By Øystein Gilje (professor UiO, professor II UiS)

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Digital development in Norwegian classrooms – panel discussion: Øystein Gilje (professor UiO, professor II UiS), Bente Franck-Sætervoll (CEO, Aschehoug Undervisning), Tina Stiegler (Media and digitization expert, former CEO of Umoe), Carl Andreas Myrland (teacher), Vineet Sharma (CEO, Kikora)

14.50-15.00: Closing remarks. By Heidi Austlid (CEO, The Norwegian Publishers Association)