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Lena Dafgård is a new expert in SWEAH's pedagogical group

She has worked as a pedagogical developer at Mälardalen University (2011–2012), the University of Skövde (2013) and the University of Gothenburg (2013–2019). Since 2019, she has been a higher education educational developer with a focus on digital competence at Dalarna University.


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Lena Dafgård is a Ph.D. in Applied information technology with a focus on educational science.
Photo: Johan Wingborg/GU.

Lena Dafgård has teaching qualifications for primary and secondary schools as well as Komvux and teaching credentials in languages ​​(Swedish, French and English). Her experience as a teacher spans approx. 30 years in primary school, in commissioned training at companies and as an educational consultant.

In higher education, she has taught since 2003, among other things in the human resources program and the distance learning program at Uppsala University and in the course "Writing in professional life" at Stockholm University. In 2006, she got a doctoral position at the IT faculty at the University of Gothenburg. The interest in higher education pedagogy was sparked when Lena, as a postgraduate education representative in the steering group, helped build the PIL unit (Unit for pedagogical development and interactive learning) at the University of Gothenburg in 2007 and 2008.

Between 2019 and 2021, she participated as a pedagogical consultant with an IT focus in EISEN, (European Implementation Science Education Network), an Erasmus + project. In the collaboration between six higher education institutions, a master's and a doctoral course were developed and implemented.

Lena Dafgård completed her dissertation in 2020 at the University of Gothenburg with the thesis "Digital Distance Education – A Longitudinal Exploration of Video Technology". The thesis examines teachers' pedagogical purposes for using six different categories of video in distance courses in higher education.