Grants and awards


  • The Icelandic Centre for Research  (RANNÍS), research grants 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 (main applicant) 1999 and 2009 (co-applicant); research fund for graduate students 2004, Gréta Björk Guðmundsdóttir, PhD project (co-adviser).
  • Iceland University of Education (KHÍ)/University of Iceland, research grants, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, teaching developoment grant 2005; teaching&research assistance grants in 2003,2006, 2008.
  • The Icelandic Student Innovation Fund, project grants, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
  • University of Iceland, Center for Feminist Studies, Research Grant, 1993.

Nordic countries

  • NordForsk project 2011: Learning across contexts (co-applicant)
  • Nordplus project, (IT og skoler i spredbygde strök i Norden Norge, Sverige, Finland, Island 2005-2006, participation). Nordplus travel award 2002 to CVU Jelling, Denmark.


European projects:  Participated in projects that were funded by the Multi-media joint fund EUN (workpackage 16) 1998-2000; Leonardo for the CEEWIT-project 1999-2001 and Socrates for the APPLAUD project (1997-1998). The KHÍ project leader in the EUN and CEEWIT projects. Application pending to Leonardo for the project: NET for VET - Best Direction in Developing Advanced E-learning Competences in a Network of VET Teachers (core partner).


  • Grant 2002 from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities with Dr. Patricial L. Rogers for collaborative teaching of a course on distance education, collaboration with Bemidji State University in Minnesota.
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), ECT Qualitative Research Award, 1997.
  • University of Minnesota, Summer Research Award, 1993.
  • Val Bjornson fellowship at the University of Minnesota 1991-1992. Val Björnsson scholarship to study at University of Minnesota 1991-1992.