Rune Andersen was born in Haugesund, Norway. He acquired his secondary education teacher with a bachelor’s degree and additional courses at Stord/Haugesund University College in 2000, and received his Master of ICT in learning in 2008 from the same place working on the educational use of games. He has worked as a teacher from preschool to University level, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of ICT, University of Agder, working with e-learning and gamification and the pedagogy
connected to this. He invented the educational role-playing game “Lærelyst” and has written or co-written 5 books related to this.