Kids in Kenya using Google Assistant

The last few days I have been working to design new features for the GDL with children in schools in Kibera (Nairobi), the largest urban slum in Africa. It has been a true privilege! The most important learning this week is that even a child living in a shed, without water and electricity can be […]

Open Source building blocks for OER

I am currently working on a project where we are identifying building blocks that could be used to develop Digital Public Goods. Digital public goods(DPG) are tools that serve to educate us, help us thrive in our professional lives, enrich our cultural experiences, and ultimately do good for the benefit of humankind. Examples of these […]

Sharing my travel pictures under Creative Commons

I am merely a hobby photographer that every now and then end up being in the right place at the right time, catching a sunset or a great view of an elephant, a mountain or a lake. Inspired by the new CC search and the magical sharing community at the #ccsummit I am releasing 95 […]

Nytt CC søk gir brukerne tilgang til 300 millioner bilder

Denne uken lanserte Creative Commons et nytt søk som gjør det enda enklere å finne bilder på nett som det faktisk er lov å gjenbruke, uten fare for å motta en faktura i posten fra fotografen. Det nye bildesøket gir brukerne tilgang til 300 millioner bilder i et og samme søk. Dette er å regne […]

First 4K video using Pixel XL3

If there’s one area where smartphones have really improved over the last couple of years, it’s photography and video. Even though 4K video on smartphones is no new thing, I have never tried to make one complete edit with 4K from any smartphone. I got the Pixel 3 XL this winter and for the first […]

Creative Commons on the GDL explained in 2 minutes

We have been working on a short explainer video describing the important role of Creative Commons on the GDL platform. It has been an interesting experience for me personally, as we have been crafting this short version of a rather complex explanation on how Creative Commons makes free access, sharing and translation of resources possible […]

The Global Digital Library

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with the Global Digital Library, an incredibly rewarding project, with the vision that children around the world will have the opportunity to learn to read in their own language. My responsibility as the CTO of the project has been product development, user testing, partner […]

Workshops using Storyweaver in Nepal and Ethiopia – get involved as translator now!

Over the last three weeks, we at the Global Digital Library have conducted workshops in Nepal and Ethiopia, as a part of the initial phase of our project. These user tests are an important part of our work as they provide us with initial user feedback on prototypes and personas. For both workshops, we have […]

NDLA technology reused by 14.000 websites worldwide

Over the last couple of years, the NDLA team have been working to replace Flash-based applications and interactive learning objects. NDLA also needed a tool to make it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications. We started developing a new tool in public-private partnership with Joubel, a tech startup in Tromsø, in the […]

2.5 million Wikipedia volunteers have contributed 42.5 million articles in 294 languages.

The release of the 2016 State of the Commons, is an annual deep dive into the global community working to promote the open and free internet. The report covering 2016 was released at the CC global summit in Toronto this weekend. I attended the conference and spoke on a panel Friday. This year’s report goes beyond […]

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