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OEB speaker Cecilie Isaksen Eftedal

Cecilie Isaksen Eftedal

Head of User Aspects, Norwegian Digital Learning Arena (NDLA), Norway

I started teaching 22 years ago. Quickly I became interested in finding out how students learn best, and how I could facilitate their learning process in the best possible way. I knew I had to find out what worked and what did not, thus my students became an important source to help me evaluate my teaching. By getting continuous feedback from my students, I could improve my classes daily, and gradually become a better teacher.

Being a teacher in different Norwegian and International schools was inspiring, but I felt that I could make more of a difference designing educational resources. When a position in NDLA opened up in 2008, I jumped at the opportunity, and have been working there since.

Today, I work as the CSO focusing on the users of the OERs. My team is responsible for more than 70 social media channels, marketing, and a large user test panel consisting of upper secondary students and teachers from all over Norway. Being in close contact with students and teachers give us the unique possibility of getting feedback on both our UX, our design and how to best design our resources for learning.