Who we are:


Helle Rootzen

Professor in learning technology and digitalization at DTU Compute and director of Center for Digital Learning Technology

Her research in and development of new learning technologies has changed the way mathematics are taught at DTU and at other universities. She has had a long engagement in digitalization of industry, in education/learning, and in exponential technology and she is alumnus from Singularity University. She has a statistical background and an extensive experience in working as a statistician with industry and with researchers from many different fields of sciences and engineering. From 2010-15 she was Head of Department at DTU Compute. In this period she led a value-adding merger between DTU Informatics and DTU Mathematics into the new DTU Compute with almost 400 employees. She has overseen the successful move of parts of the department into a new, modern building, which has set new standards for innovative learning environments and office spaces. During her time as director DTU Compute has multiplied the number of external research grants, has made substantial contributions to innovation, and has impacted the political scene. She has been leader for many research- and teaching projects and was elected as teacher of the year at DTU in 2000.

Karsten Schmidt

Education coordinator at DTU Compute

He has since 2001 taught the introductory DTU mathematics course Mathematics 1 for undergraduate students. In 2007 he took over the coordination of the course, and has since been the project manager for the ongoing development projects, which have made the course known for its use of e-learning and blended learning. Karsten is educated in Danish literature and mathematics from the Copenhagen University, and started his career in teaching and research in Danish literature at university level. Before he was employed at DTU, he coordinated study programs in Danish language and mathematics for refugees to be prepared for university studies. Karsten lectures and does research in mathematics-didactic topics regarding use of e-learning and IT. He is appointed Danish national representative of ICMI, the International Commission for Mathematics Education.

Marlene Engmann

Member of project team, KomDigital, learnT

With a Master of Arts in Didactics from DPU and 13 years of teaching experience, Marlene comes with many years of experience with didactics anchored in both practice and theory. For several years, Marlene has been interested in and gained a broad knowledge of the IT didactic field both in practice and later in her master's degree program studying in depth, how IT can support learning.

Sofie Rasmussen

Project manager, KomDigital, learnT

Sofie’s theoretical foundation comes from a bachelor of sociology and economics from CBS, a master in facilitation from SACAP and several certifications in project management from “Ledernes Kompetencecenter”. Sofie has great experience with project work, innovation and interdisciplinary partnerships, mainly aimed at facilitating cooperation between knowledge institutions, companies, municipalities, and similar actors in the process of establishing knowledge and new societal solution models. At The Danish Cluster Academy REG X she has worked with developing business policy analyses, solutions and recommendations that support growth in the Danish society, including preparation of a model for strategic cooperation between small and large food companies, as well as cluster analyses of the ecosystems in the offshore and energy efficiency clusters in Region South. In addition, Sofie has a background as entrepreneur in Denmark as well as internationally.

Inger Hindhede Kjær

Member of project team, KomDigital, learnT

She has an interdisciplinary background with a Master's degree in Psychology and Pedagogy from Roskilde University, a master's degree in IT in Interactive Design from the IT University of Copenhagen and a Bachelor's degree in Film and Media Science from the University of Copenhagen.
Inger has 16 years of experience with project management and to work with development projects in the state, region, and municipalities. A common denominator of those projects has been to communicate knowledge through different kinds of media, develop face-to-face courses and last but not least to develop digital learning material. She has experience with working with learning processes targeted different types of users and to include user experience in the development process.

Md Saifuddin Khalid

Associate Professor in Learning Technology and Digitalization at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute) and a Member of the Center for Digital Learning Technology

Khalid’s goal is to play the role of a change agent to solve or circumvent the barriers of developing, integrating and adopting digital systems in organizations, particularly in educational contexts by solving decision-making dilemmas at both individual and organization levels. His teaching contributes to the multi-disciplinary fields of user experience (UX), interaction design, service design, software engineering, information systems, usability engineering, and participatory design. With a background in Computer Science (Major) and Business Informatics (Minor) from Independent University, Bangladesh, Khalid adopted the methodologies and methods from participatory learning and action field in his PhD on Human-Centered Communication and Informatics (HCCI) at eLearning Lab, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. For empathic and fun interactions in the teaching activities, he achieved the teacher of year 2016 award from the Humanities Faculty while being an Assistant Professor at the department of Learning and Philosophy, AAU. Khalid was part of technological pedagogical teaching team at AAU Learning Lab and continues research till date on value-driven designs for learning. He coordinated and contributed in the development of 20 online modules during the Erasmus+ project “Blended Learning for Teacher Educators in Europe and Asia” in collaboration with universities from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Malaysia, Pakistan, France, Estonia, and Denmark during 2016-2019. As an Associate Professor, he moved from AAU to the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark – contributed digitalization and innovation processes by involving physical movement in the design process. He also holds an external lecturer position at the Department of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School, where he teaches Service Design (elective Master Course) and the Analysis and Design of User-Friendly Information Systems (course of Business Administration – Information Technology). Khalid is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and contributes as a reviewer of multi-disciplinary conferences and journals. He is connected with the Danish E-Learning professionals in Higher-Education institutions.

 

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Helle Rootzén
Professor
DTU Compute
+45 51 64 74 76

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Karsten Schmidt
Associate Professor
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 58 56

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Marlene Williams Engmann
Project Assistant
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 96 77

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Sofie Rasmussen
Project Manager
DTU Compute
+45 44 80 50 93

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Inger Hindhede Kjær
Specialist in communication and digital learning
DTU Compute
+45 51 80 45 48

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Md Saifuddin Khalid
Associate Professor
DTU Compute
+45 29 12 84 99

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Anette Iversen
Secretary
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 33 53