Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) was established in the fall of 2019 as a collaborative effort between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen. CDE connects and supports experts in computer science and STEM education in the joint exploration of the possibilities and consequences of the digitisation of educational processes and institutions.  

Research themes

  • Learning analytics
  • Implementation of digital tools
  • Computer science education
  • Digital technologies and STEM


CDE has a strong research profile in technology comprehension and digitisation in specific areas in the educational system. We contribute to both departments' overall teaching portfolio that promotes teachers 'and students' digital competencies internally at the university and other institutions (primary school, high school and teacher education programs).

Students Projects

Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to hear more or if you have an idea for a proposal that fits the scope of CDE.

We are also happy to supervise student projects related to the digitisation of education or the research themes listed above. Please feel free to reach out if you have an idea for a project, a thesis proposal or the like (see contact information in the column to the right).




A selection of our recent publications:

Humor and Stereotypes in Computing: An Equity-focused Approach to Institutional Accountability
Valeria Borsotti & Pernille Bjørn, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) volume 31, pages 771–803 (2022)

DOREEN: A Game of Provocations Creating New Ambitions for Equity in Computing through Intertextual Design
Jenny-Margrethe Vej, Valeria Borsotti, Valkyrie Savage, Morten Engell-Nørregård, Pernille Bjørn, NordiCHI '22: Nordic Human-Computer Interaction ConferenceOctober 2022 Article No.: 86, Pages 1–8
DOI: 10.1145/3546155.3547289

Student Experiences in a University Preparatory Programming Course
Daniel Spikol, Martin Dybdal, Dorte Christiansen Elmeskov, Curriculum, Instruction, and Pedagogy, Front. Comput. Sci. - Digital Education, Submitted on: 30 Jun 2022, Edited by: Gerrit C. Van Der Veer

Identification of positions in literature using thematic network analysis: the case of early childhood inquiry-based science education
Stine Mariegaard, Lars Dupont Seidelin & Jesper Bruun (2022)International Journal of Research & Method in Education
DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2022.2035351

The relationship between curriculum standards and resource systems when teaching mathematics.
Misfeldt, Morten; Tamborg, Andreas Lindenskov; Dreyøe, Jonas; Allsopp, Benjamin Brink. I: International Journal of Educational Research, Bind 94, 2019, s. 122-133.

Can cooperative video games encourage social and motivational inclusion of at-risk students?
Hanghøj, Thorkild; Lieberoth, Andreas; Misfeldt, Morten. I: British Journal of Educational Technology, Bind 49, Nr. 4, 01.07.2018, s. 775-799

Supporting teachers intervention in students virtual collaboration using a network based model.
Herder, Tiffany; Swiecki, Zachari; Fougt, Simon Skov; Tamborg, Andreas Lindenskov; Allsopp, Benjamin Brink; Shaffer, David Allen; Misfeldt, Morten. LAK '18 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. United States : ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY. JOU, 2018. s. 21-25.


The Mars Base

Scenario didactic project that develops and explores new narrative methods for physics teaching in high school. The aim of the project is to create a game that teachers can use in their teaching of physics at the C-level in the Danish upper secondary level. 

Read more about the Mars Base project here.

Contact Jesper Bruun

Programming, computational thinking and mathematical digital competencies

The goal of this project is to empirically investigate the possible roles of programming and computational thinking (PCT) as part of students’ mathematical competencies, and support Danish teachers work with integrating PCT in mathematics

Contact Andreas Lindenskov Tamborg

AI Life

A network project that examines the influence of artificial intelligence on the Nordic education and upbringing tradition. This projects is conducted in collaboration with Bergen and Oulu.

Contact Daniel Spikol

Technology Comprehension

Project that has developed and investigated technology comprehension in teacher education. As an independent subject, as well as in the core disciplins of mathematics, arts and crafts and design.

Contact Morten Misfeldt

Data Expeditions

Develops teaching scenarios for interdisciplinary technology understanding teaching in high school.

Contact Christian Grubb

UCPH 2023 Strategy Programme on Digitalisation

Digital core competencies: Develops the teaching at UCPH in the light of digitisation through interventions with teachers and students.

Contact Danielle Hagood and Mark Johnson

Educational technologies: Investigates teachers' digital competencies, motivation and drive around the inclusion of digital tools and educational technologies in teaching.

Contact Maria Hvid Stenalt

Digital Health and Data

Continuing education programme that develops technology comprehension in the health professional educations. Led by Martin Lilholm (DIKU) together with University College Copenhagen.

Contact Morten Misfeldt




























Name Title Phone E-mail
Adrienne Lorelei Traxler Associate Professor +4535337086 E-mail
Andreas Lindenskov Tamborg Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535325223 E-mail
Danielle Elizabeth Hagood Postdoc +4535334010 E-mail
Emil Bøgh Løkkegaard Student +4535337429 E-mail
Helle Mathiasen Professor, Emerita +4526810152 E-mail
Jesper Bruun Associate Professor +4535320391 E-mail
Lars Klingenberg Special Consultant +4535331460 E-mail
Liv Nøhr PhD Fellow +4535336726 E-mail
Morten Misfeldt Professor +4535326380 E-mail
Raimundo José Elicer Coopman Postdoc +4535327876 E-mail
Sofie Buch Cordsen Student FU +4535331384 E-mail
Daniel Spikol Associate Professor E-mail
Viktor Holm-Janas PhD student +4535326920 E-mail
Zaibei Li Research Assistant E-mail