Background and activities

Jenny M. Bergschöld is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute of education and lifelong learninge. She holds a PhD in Studies of Technology and Society from NTNU, a in Human Resource Management from Lund University in Sweden, and a in Social Psychology.

Her research is on social interations between people and technology and is currently working on two ongoing projects. In the project "Learning spaces" she studies the role of built environments in the enactment of quality in education and learning. In the prject Qlever, she studies collaborations between universities and actors in trade and industry. She is the editor in chief of The Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies (NJSTS), and she teaches and coordinates the course PED1006 - Educational sociology

Research interests  

  • Built environments
  • Quality in education
  • Sociomateriality and learning
  • Gerontechnology
  • Service Innovation and ICT
  • Technology and societal change
  • Organization, labour, change processes and learning



Learning Spaces (2018 - ongoing)

Qlever (2018 - ongoing)

Robocare (2016)

Levvel (2014-2018)


Research groups

QED - Qualities in Education,

COIN - Collaboration and Innovation

Liep - Learning in everyday practices

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Aas, Sigri; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Berker, Thomas; M. Bergschöld, Jenny. (2018) Kunnskaping for en bedre verden? En kvalitativ studie av samarbeid mellom akademia og næringsliv. 2018.
  • Furuløkken, Karoline; M. Bergschöld, Jenny; Gullikstad, Berit; Lie, Merete. (2018) Til beboerens beste? - En analyse av hvordan pleiere omtaler og legitimerer bruk av varslings- og lokaliseringsteknologi i sykehjem. 2018.
  • Haugland, Bård Torvetjønn; M. Bergschöld, Jenny; Berker, Thomas; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok. (2018) Berre estetisk? Arkitektkompetanse i møte med berekraftig arkitektur. 2018.
  • M. Bergschöld, Jenny; Berker, Thomas; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes; Lie, Merete. (2018) Frontline Innovation - How frontline care professionals innovate welfare technology and services. 2018. ISBN 978-82-326-3349-4.
  • Sutcliffe, Thomas Edward; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Berker, Thomas; M. Bergschöld, Jenny. (2018) The smart city as a sociotechnical imaginary - Translating visions of the future into local networks and interpretations of smartness. 2018.


  • Sørenssen, Ingvild Kvale; M. Bergschöld, Jenny. (2018) Domesticating ICT’s in early education and care institutions: How kindergarten teachers enact the smartphone. Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World . European Communication Research and Education Association; Lugano. 2018-10-31 - 2018-10-31.