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Laurence Habib - Fielding Graduate University. , Oslo Area, NO

Laurence Habib

Faculty Fellow - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University

, Oslo Area, NORWAY

A scholar-practitioner with a passion for blending research with practice within the fields of education, learning and technology.


Laurence Habib is a Professor in ICT and learning. She holds a business degree from EDHEC Business School (France), a postgraduate diploma in Management Science, an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems and a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Dr. Habib serves as the Head of Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University and was previously the director of the Centre for Educational Research and Development. She has taught, supervised and advised students at bachelor, master and PhD level and has been a mentor both for academic managers and for applicants for a promotion to professorship. She regularly lectures on a variety of topics ranging from action research and educational development to ethics in technology development and deployment, inclusion, diversity, and the digital divide.

Dr. Habib has worked in software development and management consultancy, as well as the research and educational sector. She has published in a variety of fields including universal design of technology, domestic technologies, technology-supported learning, assessment, and methods for academic development. Her research ranges from qualitative work within an interpretative framework to quantitative and mixed-methods studies. Her current research interests include digital resilience in households, individual and organizational strategies for teleworking, work-life balance, youth participation, media literacy, and the integration of technology competencies in professional education. She has published in a wide range of journals, including Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Teaching in Higher Education, Educational Technology and Society, Computer and Education, Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning and the British Medical Journal Evidence-Based Medicine.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (9)

Educational Technologies

Domestic technologies

Academic staff development

Learning strategies

Institutional policies

Student Motivation

Action Research

Actor-network theory

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Education (2)

London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE): Ph.D. in the Department of Information Systems 2000

Thesis title: Computers in the family: A study of technology in the domestic sphere. Examiners: Pr. Enid Mumford and Dr. Barbara Farbey 1994: M.Sc. in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems. (Overall average grade: Distinction). 1993: Post-graduate Diploma in Management Sciences. (Overall average grade: Distinction).

EDHEC Graduate School of Business, Lille, France: Graduate Degree in Business Management and Administration (French MBA) 1993