Senior Adviser

Jan Erik Ølmheim

Field of work

Educated teacher with a master's degree in ICT and learning from 2022. Worked for 8 years at the middle school level at Slettebakken School (2004-2010) and Trudvang School (2010-2014). Worked as a pedagogical ICT advisor for Sogndal municipality in various positions for 4 years. Started as an advisor at the Faculty of Teacher Education at the University of Sogn og Fjordane in 2016. The work area at that time was aimed at increasing digital competence among faculty and students, training and administration in the learning platform Fronter, as well as training and use of Adobe Connect, which was used in online teaching.

Today, my work area is broader, where I work with online teaching, development of new online courses, and I have been involved in producing content, operating, and for the past year, mentoring at HVL's fully digital PFDK-MOOC. Training and use of digital tools are still central, with Zoom in particular being important in recent years. The master's thesis, which was written in the field of ICT and learning, dealt with online teaching and factors that post- and further education students saw as important for success.

I am one of three faculty contacts for the Department of Learning and Development (ALU), but I also work strategically for the Unit for Regional Development (ERU) in the FLKI faculty.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Superuser Zoom
  • Resource group for Aggregated Primary School Teacher Education
  • Resource group for the West Coast Class 5th semester in primary school teacher education
  • Operation and mentoring at PfDK-MOOC
  • Superuser GoReact, Canvas, Mentimeter, and Padlet
  • Project manager for the introduction and implementation of
Courses taught

Professional digital teaching


(30 credits Vestlandsklasse)

Research areas

Professional digital teaching

Vestlandsklassar - 

Selected publications

  • Blended learning and student teachers’ experiences of presences in a multi-campus university

    Nilsen, Anders Grov, Ølmheim, Jan Erik, Almås, Aslaug Grov (2024)
  • Senter for fysisk aktiv læring: Sluttrapport 2018-2023

    Mandelid, Mathias Brekke, Dyngeland, Espen Søreide, Stokke, Rasmus, Wergeland, Tom Christian, Sandal, Marion Østenstad, Stein, Hege (2023)
  • «... I learn the most when I have someone to practice with» - Students’ experience with online teaching from after and further educations

    Ølmheim, Jan Erik, Nilsen, Anders Grov (2023)
  • «... eg lære jo aller best viss nokon gjennomføre i lag med meg» - eit studie om erfaringar rundt nettundervisning frå studentane si side

    Ølmheim, Jan Erik, Almås, Aslaug Grov (2022)