Bjørnar Valbø

Bjørnar Valbø
University of Oslo · Department of Informatics

Master of Science

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Citations since 2017
4 Research Items
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Introduction
PhD research fellow at the department of informatics at the University of Oslo, currently working on my PhD, titled (as for now, at least) "Investigating emergent data use innovations: An affordance perspective on Education Management Information Systems in sub-Saharan Africa". RQ: Which are the generative mechanisms of digital EMIS platform implementations supporting a successful implementation in a low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) setting?
Additional affiliations
August 2020 - present
University of Oslo
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD research fellow at the department of informatics at the University of Oslo, currently working on my PhD, titled (as for now, at least) "Investigating emergent data use innovations: An affordance perspective on Education Management Information Systems in sub-Saharan Africa". RQ: Which are the generative mechanisms of digital EMIS platform implementations supporting a successful implementation in a low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) setting?
July 2016 - July 2020
Leap Lab AS
Position
  • IT Coordinator
Description
  • Leap Lab AS has developed more than 500 modular educational apps for basic logic, literacy and numeracy, as well as entrepreneurship. The apps are translated to more than 20 languages. I coordinated the work from the contributors (developers, translators, audio recorders, testers) in the app development process. I have also travelled to different locations in Africa and South America to install Learning Labs and to guide local stakeholders in usage of the labs.
August 2011 - June 2015
Mission Alliance
Position
  • Envoy
Description
  • Responsible for the information that had to be sent to the organization’s head quarter in Norway: information to magazines, web pages, campaigns, reports, annual reports etc. I created information videos and other material for use when presenting the organization’s work in Ecuador. I was also advisor in the development projects and internally on the national office and part of the local leader team. I was elected representative for the envoys and responsible for the envoys' annual budget.
Education
September 2020 - March 2021
University of Oslo
Field of study
  • IS Theories, ICT4D, Science ethics, Action research
April 2012 - June 2012
School of Mission and Theology
Field of study
  • Development and Diakonia
January 2009 - December 2010
University of Oslo
Field of study
  • Informatics

Publications

Publications (4)
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Affordance perspectives have gained traction among information systems (IS) scholars and have seen recent adoption in ICT4D research. Although scholars recognize the need to differentiate between mere technology use and higher-level organizational and societal IT affordances, no clear terminology for the representation of affordance granularity exi...
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Affordance perspectives have gained traction among information systems (IS) scholars and have seen recent adoption in ICT4D research. Although scholars recognize the need to differentiate between mere technology use and higher-level organizational and societal IT affordances, no clear terminology for the representation of affordance granularity exi...
Conference Paper
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This paper presents the findings from a systematic literature review of affordance theory research in the information systems field. 71 articles from the top eight information system journals were analysed, from the first publication in 1999 until March 2021. The analysis combines quantitative trends with qualitative analysis of the application of...
Preprint
[NOTE - THIS IS A PREPRINT. SE "PUBLISHED VERSION" LINK ABOVE FOR THE PUBLISHED VERSION]...Abstract (of preprint): This paper presents the findings from a systematic literature review of affordance theory research in the information systems field. 71 articles from the top 8 information system journals were analysed, from the first publication in 1...

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Projects

Projects (2)
Project
Affordance was intended to be a non-replaceable term, yet extant IS research label technology use, features and attributes as affordances. The aim of this project is to develop an IS-flavoured affordance theory suitable for organisational studies, while at the same time respecting Gibson's (the theory's father) initial meaning of the concept.
Project
The objective of the research project is to understand how best to enhance education data use for evidence-based decision making at all levels of the education system in low and middle income countries.