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Lars Svensson

Professor

Staff member at Division of Informatics.

Conducts research in social sciences, media and communication, informatics.


Research area/research interest

Lars Svensson leads a research team studying learning at work and integrating further studies into work. His own research focuses mainly on IT support for competence development in work life.

Teaching/supervision

Guest lecturer at the University of Halmstad and the IT faculty at Gothenburg University.

Keyword

IT support, digitization of the school.


Publications


A Boundary Practice Perspective on Co-creation of ICT Innovations

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A Boundary Practice Perspective on Co-creation of ICT Innovations

Research has shown that collaboration and co-creation among different groups of stakeholders add complexity and challenges to the innovation proces...

A first step towards a model for teachers' adoption of ICT pedagogy in schools.

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A first step towards a model for teachers' adoption of ICT pedagogy in schools.

It is important to identify and understand important factors underpinning the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in...

A new agenda for research on higher education and information technology

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A new agenda for research on higher education and information technology

There is a need for a more timely agenda for research on teaching and learning, and the use information technology in higher education. It is here...

A Systematic Process for Selecting a Typical Case in School Setting

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A Systematic Process for Selecting a Typical Case in School Setting

This paper describes the rationale behind the concrete steps how we systematically have gone through the case selection process as the first phase ...

An eye for an I : a framework with focus on the integration of work and learning in higher education

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An eye for an I : a framework with focus on the integration of work and learning in higher education

Higher education plays a new role in the society and the highly specialized labor market, and higher education institutes are expected to interact...

An information systems design theory for adaptabe E-learning

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An information systems design theory for adaptabe E-learning

An Information Systems Design Theory is a prescriptive theory that offers theory-based principles, which can guide practitioners and scholars in th...

Attitudes to information technology in health care professions

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Attitudes to information technology in health care professions

The purpose of this paper is to explore attitudes towards IT among various categories of health care staff; health care professions. We will identi...

Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education : A Swedish case study

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Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education : A Swedish case study

In this paper we explore the relation between attitude and use of a university-wide Learning Management System (LMS) among faculty members engaged ...

Awareness information and user behavior : A field experiment of an online collective system

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Awareness information and user behavior : A field experiment of an online collective system

This paper sets out to investigate the effects synchronous non-verbal awareness information has on users of a collaborative system. The experiment...

Boundary dialogues in co-creation of ICT-innovations

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Boundary dialogues in co-creation of ICT-innovations

This paper is based on a user-centric innovation project, Free2Ride, which is seen as an example of community interaction that overcomes boundaries...

Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle

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Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle

Universities need to constantly accommodate new forms of collaboration with society. Interaction with and impacts on society and practice are of...

Communication in boundary practices : from media choice to interaction negotiation?

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Communication in boundary practices : from media choice to interaction negotiation?

The research presented in this paper is an initial analysis of an ongoing project build on work in, what we call, boundary practices. These new...

Competence Management Systems in Networking Organisations : Designing for Empowerment?

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Competence Management Systems in Networking Organisations : Designing for Empowerment?

Current trends among business companies imply that sources of human competencies are spread across intra-organisational and inter-organisational...

Conceptualizing the Essence of Presence in Distance Education through Digital Dasein

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Conceptualizing the Essence of Presence in Distance Education through Digital Dasein

In order to achieve learning, presence is necessary. If we have good presence, no tests are necessary. In distance learning, the concept of presenc...

Coping With Dualities in Network Action Research :  Methodological Issues

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Coping With Dualities in Network Action Research :  Methodological Issues

This paper presents lessons learned from an action research venture involving a network of SMEs and a group of IS researchers. The purpose is to...

Creating an arena foruse-centred development of medical and health care technology

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Creating an arena foruse-centred development of medical and health care technology

Design Guidelines Through Educational Mining

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Design Guidelines Through Educational Mining

Great effort is put into improving online education, focusing on how students learn and how teachers' can help the students' to be effective in tha...

Designing a Web-Based Education Platform for Swedish Civic Orientation

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Designing a Web-Based Education Platform for Swedish Civic Orientation

Newcomers in Sweden face a problem of learning the Swedish society with respect to laws, culture, democratic values, education system, labor market...

Designing for Heterogeneous Groups of End-Users Towards a Nascent Design Theory

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Designing for Heterogeneous Groups of End-Users Towards a Nascent Design Theory

Poverty, war, conflicts, and other forces of global turmoil are constantly challenging how developed nations design their processes for immigration...

Designing for Learningin Network Organizations

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Designing for Learningin Network Organizations

Designing the CloudBoard : an ICT Tool for Online Tutoring in Higher Education

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Designing the CloudBoard : an ICT Tool for Online Tutoring in Higher Education

This paper concerns online tutoring in higher education. Observation studies of online tutoring sessions in two masters level engineering courses...

Digitaliseringen i skolan : möjligheter och utmaningar

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Digitaliseringen i skolan : möjligheter och utmaningar

Dynamics in an innovation boundary context : exploring a living labprocess from a community of practice perspective

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Dynamics in an innovation boundary context : exploring a living labprocess from a community of practice perspective

This paper is based on studies of a living lab process, which is an open, user-centric, innovation approach, where several actors from industry, us...

Editorial: Work-Integrated Learning in Scandinavia

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Editorial: Work-Integrated Learning in Scandinavia

E-learning Readiness and Absorptive Capacity in the Manufacturing Industry

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E-learning Readiness and Absorptive Capacity in the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry constantly strive to develop the competencies of their expert production engineers in order to achieve and maintain a...

E-quality in infrastructures for learning in higher education

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E-quality in infrastructures for learning in higher education

Higher Education has through the last decades been increasingly dependent on digital infrastructures (e.g. Svensson, 2002a; Guribye, 2005). The fir...

E-training through web lectures

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E-training through web lectures

This paper sets out to inform how technology can be designed to support formal workplace training by acknowledging the context of every day work. T...

Experience Design : Understanding the Role of Technology for Virtual Experiences

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Experience Design : Understanding the Role of Technology for Virtual Experiences

New technologies have always teased the imagination of avant-garde artists on how to challenge existing cultural paradigms. For instance, experienc...

Exploring Awareness

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Exploring Awareness

Exploring the Relationship between Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Laptop use in a 1:1 Classroom

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Exploring the Relationship between Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Laptop use in a 1:1 Classroom

The research reported in this article explores and discusses students' use of laptops in a 1:1 setting. A problem experienced by teachers is that t...

Framing work-integrated e-learning with techno-pedagogical genres

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Framing work-integrated e-learning with techno-pedagogical genres

Framtidens digitala klassrum

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Framtidens digitala klassrum

Framtidens klassrum. : En experimentell ansats för verksamhetsutveckling och digital innovation i morgondagens skola

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Framtidens klassrum. : En experimentell ansats för verksamhetsutveckling och digital innovation i morgondagens skola

From Tutor to Producer : Changes in the design space of online education

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From Tutor to Producer : Changes in the design space of online education

In recent years online and blended learning has scaled up from being a pilot endeavour driven by pioneers, to constituting a large portion of many...

Förord

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Förord

Global Online Meetings in Virtual Teams : from Media Choice to Interaction Negotiation

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Global Online Meetings in Virtual Teams : from Media Choice to Interaction Negotiation

This paper draws on an ethnographical study of a community of technology experts within a global automotive manufacturing company that uses...

Guest editorial : the inaugural Swedish conference on work-integrated learning

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Guest editorial : the inaugural Swedish conference on work-integrated learning

The inaugural Swedish Conference on Work-Integrated learning was held at University West in Trollhättan in December of 2009.  University West has...

ICT as support for learning : demanding new competence among phycians

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ICT as support for learning : demanding new competence among phycians

The subject of this paper is on emerging challenges and opportunities related to digitalization of work and learning in healthcare. Physicians are ...

Improved Quality Output through Computer-Based Training : An Automotive Assembly Field Study

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Improved Quality Output through Computer-Based Training : An Automotive Assembly Field Study

In this article, two field experiments, conducted in an automotive assembly plant, evaluate how computer-based training of operational sequences an...

Laptops in classroom interaction : Deconstructing the networked situation

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Laptops in classroom interaction : Deconstructing the networked situation

The screen, as part of networked technologies such as phones, tablets and laptops is at present a debated subject as it affects how people behave i...

Learning by guiding a teachable agent to play an educational game

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Learning by guiding a teachable agent to play an educational game

Teachable agents are used to support transfer of game playing knowledge to domain knowledge for an educational, arithmetic game. A pre-posttest...

Learning Models in Online Education : On the Transformation from Tutors to Producers

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Learning Models in Online Education : On the Transformation from Tutors to Producers

In recent years online and blended learning has scaled up from being a pilot endeavor driven by pioneers, to constituting a large portion of many...

Lärande med hjälp av praktikfall

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Lärande med hjälp av praktikfall

Managing the Digitalization of Schools : an explorative study of school principals’ and IT-managers’ perceptions

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Managing the Digitalization of Schools : an explorative study of school principals’ and IT-managers’ perceptions

The deployment of ICT in school setting is in many ways a complex managerial task that involves several stakeholder groups. Firstly, principals and...

Managing the Digitalization of Schools : an exploratory study of school principals’ and IT managers’ perceptions about ICT adoption and usefulness

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Managing the Digitalization of Schools : an exploratory study of school principals’ and IT managers’ perceptions about ICT adoption and usefulness

In nowadays increasingly ICT-related investments in an overgrowing competitive school setting, the deployment, maintenance, and particularly the...

Me, myself and Genre  : Bridging IS Design Theory and Distance Educational Practice withTechno-Pedagogical Genres 

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Me, myself and Genre  : Bridging IS Design Theory and Distance Educational Practice withTechno-Pedagogical Genres 

MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development

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MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development

A MOOC is a trending concept in education that is disrupting traditional methods oflearning consumption. The emergence and use of MOOCs for...

Multimedia instruction in a workintegrated e-learning environment : Findings from the early stages of a design researchproject

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Multimedia instruction in a workintegrated e-learning environment : Findings from the early stages of a design researchproject

This paper reports from a design process within an e-learning project. An e-learning web lecture on how to search the World Wide Web was created...

Mötesplatser på landsbygden : om äldre människor, gemenskap och aktiviteterMötesplatser på landsbygden

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Mötesplatser på landsbygden : om äldre människor, gemenskap och aktiviteterMötesplatser på landsbygden

Navigating in a new pedagogical landscape with an introductory course in applied statistics.

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Navigating in a new pedagogical landscape with an introductory course in applied statistics.

During the last few decades, a great deal of effort has been put into improving statistical education, focusing on how students learn statistics an...

Research projects