setupLATINA is a change-oriented digital training programme at Oslo and Akershus University College.

LATINA stands for Learning and teaching in a digital world.

Our goal is to provide teachers, students and professional people with the technical, social and conceptual tools they need to operate successfully in a web-based world.


We conduct most of our training in the LATINA Lab, which is a dedicated seminar room equipped with a digital whiteboard (Smartboard) and portable computers for all participants. We also have low-cost facilities for video conferencing and on-line teaching (synchronous and asynchronous).

In organizational terms LATINA is a separate section within the Library and Learning Centre of the college.  Professor Helge Høivik is the LATINA director. Lars Egeland, who heads the Centre, is his deputy. Associate professor Tord Høivik is associated with the Lab as an instructor and senior consultant. Senior technician Aslak Ormestad teaches photography (still and video) and manages much of our digital equipment.

Training courses

LATINA was established in 2008.

Its first training event was a three week summer course at the new Summer School started by the college in 2008. Later events include:


  • LATINA Winter 2011. A one week course for university teachers in Haikou, China.
  • LATINA in Africa 2012. A two week training for librarians and teachers in Kampala, Uganda. See LATINA in Africa.
  • LATINA Summer 2012. Three week course in Oslo.

Practice arena

The Lab is also a practice arena for university college lecturers and for librarians who are following the 1bib post-graduate qualification programme.


Helge Høivik

  • LATINA Sites. Project home page with links to all web resources
  • Dell’Arte. Bilingual home page for Helge Høivik.

Lars Egeland

Tord Høivik

Aslak Ormestad

Updated Oct. 7, 2011 by TH



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