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6 February 2014

"The uptake and use of digital technologies in two schools working in a 1:1 computer initiative".

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm
Speaker(s): Marcia Hakannsson Lindqvist - Ph.D.-student at the Department of Education, UmeŚ University.

The uptake and use of digital technologies in the classroom is studied in Unos UmeŚ, a joint One-to-One (1:1) project between UmeŚ University and the municipality of UmeŚ in Sweden. The aim of this 1:1 project is to observe, illustrate and examine how learning practices are affected by the uptake and use of digital technologies. The project seeks to examine how expectations regarding learning practices develop and transform over time with the focus on multiple organizational levels and with a longitudinal perspective. The research questions posed are: - What are teachers' expectations regarding the uptake and use of digital technologies and what is expected in forms of learning and learning practices for students as well as for their own professional development? - What are students' expectations considering school results, school planning, motivation, involvement and the use of digital technologies? - What insights may the expectations of school leaders provide regarding the uptake and use of digital technologies as well as the effects of the 1:1 initiative for creating learning processes in an organization of TEL for students and teachers? - How is the school organization affected and what expectations and concerns do school leaders, teachers and students have in regard to the 1:1-intiative? This seminar will include a presentation of Unos UmeŚ, the project design, theoretical framework as well as findings to date and coming studies. Bio: Marcia HŚkansson Lindqvist is a Ph.D.-student at the Department of Education, UmeŚ University. Her research interests are found in teaching and learning with digital technologies and TEL. HŚkansson Lindqvist is part of the research environment Learning & ICT (LICT). In her Ph.D-project she focuses on the uptake and use of digital technologies in two schools working in a 1:1 computer initiative in a multi-organizational perspective. To learn more about HŚkansson Lindqvist and LICT the following links might be used: http://www.pedag.umu.se/om-institutionen/personal/lindqvist-marcia and http://www.pedag.umu.se/forskning/learning-and-ict/


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