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Maria Spante

Universitetslektor

Anställd på Avdelningen för informatik.

Forskar inom området samhällsvetenskap, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, informatik.


Forskningsområde/forskningsintresse

Jag studerar hur IT tas i bruk i människors arbetskontext, hur människor påverkar och påverkas av sin IT präglade vardag och vilka konsekvenser som uppstår över tid. För närvarande fokuserar jag särskilt på skolan som verksamhetsområde då skolans digitalisering ses som en mycket väsentlig del av den samhällsutveckling vi lever i. Teoretiskt influeras studierna av socio-teknisk teoribildning och metodologisk utförs i huvudsak processinriktade studier med starka kopplingar till aktionsforskning.

Undervisning/handledning

Undervisning sker i huvudsak på avancerad nivå och på engelska. Jag undervisar även på doktorandkurser samt kandidatnivå. Jag handleder uppsatser på kandidat och magisternivå och är förnärvarande bi-handledare till två doktorander.

Nyckelord

Samhällets digitalisering, Digital kompetens, konsekvenser, verksamhetsutveckling, IT och lärande, interaktion.


Publikationer


Digital competence and digital literacy in higher education research : Systematic review of concept use

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Digital competence and digital literacy in higher education research : Systematic review of concept use

Digital competence and digital literacy are concepts that are increasingly used in public discourse. However, how the concepts are used and how the...

Digital Creativity : Enabling Learning Of Gender Roles In Society In Primary School By Story Driven Digital Production

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Digital Creativity : Enabling Learning Of Gender Roles In Society In Primary School By Story Driven Digital Production

To achieve knowledge and understanding in social science, students' ability to discuss and reflect is important. However, the goal to stimulate...

Digitaliseringen i skolan : möjligheter och utmaningar

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Digitaliseringen i skolan : möjligheter och utmaningar

Organizing Digitalization In School : How A Municipality In Sweden Arranged For New Curriculum Implementation  Emphasizing Digitalization

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Organizing Digitalization In School : How A Municipality In Sweden Arranged For New Curriculum Implementation  Emphasizing Digitalization

This study focused on how a municipality in Sweden organized for a new curriculum implementation with the focus on digitalization following the...

Story-driven Design Using Mobile Technologies in Transmedia Practice for Multiliteracy Development

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Story-driven Design Using Mobile Technologies in Transmedia Practice for Multiliteracy Development

The aim of the article is to highlight and explore challenges and possibilities for literacies development within a story-driven transmedia game...

Reaching Out, Tuning in : On the Problematic Information Structure Hindering Connection between Socially Engaged Organizations and Refugees in the Municipality of Trollhättan

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Reaching Out, Tuning in : On the Problematic Information Structure Hindering Connection between Socially Engaged Organizations and Refugees in the Municipality of Trollhättan

The recent refugee crises have caused newcomers to settle in different municipalities in Sweden. Different municipalities respond differently to th...

Teaching Civic Orientation for New Residents in Sweden : on Competence Development and Knowledge Sharing in a Growing Profession

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Teaching Civic Orientation for New Residents in Sweden : on Competence Development and Knowledge Sharing in a Growing Profession

Due to the increasing number of refugees in Sweden, there is increased pressure on integration organizations to educate new residents about their...

The Story Machine : Transmedia games in education

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The Story Machine : Transmedia games in education

The paper reports on the design process of a transmedia game driven by narratives mixing fact with fiction. The aim of the game was to enhance...

Competence development at workplace : a work integrated informal learning (WIIL) approach

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Competence development at workplace : a work integrated informal learning (WIIL) approach

Learning within the organization is not only linked to the formal training and education of the employees, but also to informal processes of sharin...

Cross Competence Collaboration to Design for Inclusion

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Cross Competence Collaboration to Design for Inclusion

The aim of the workshop is to co-create different types of collaborative elements, models and strategies for inclusionin schools and for learning i...

Den didaktiska designens betydelse : IT-didaktiska modeller och ramvillkor

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Den didaktiska designens betydelse : IT-didaktiska modeller och ramvillkor

Dialog och digital teknik som stöd för att förstå människans levnadsvillkor

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Dialog och digital teknik som stöd för att förstå människans levnadsvillkor

Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö

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Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö

Lärarprofessionens nya villkor i samhällets digitalisering

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Lärarprofessionens nya villkor i samhällets digitalisering

On the intended and unintended consequences of the enactment of digital management control systems in Swedish Schools

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On the intended and unintended consequences of the enactment of digital management control systems in Swedish Schools

The aim of this paper is to investigate the enactment of digital management control systems in Swedish schools and what intended and unintended...

Open up for open seminars!

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Open up for open seminars!

Open Up for Open Seminars at Universities : Student-driven Seminars as Community Involvement

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Open Up for Open Seminars at Universities : Student-driven Seminars as Community Involvement

This article focuses on student and refugee experiences of initiating and participating in Open Seminars at University West. There has been a...

Safety and the use of management control systems and Key Performance Indicators at a Swedish nuclear powerplant

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Safety and the use of management control systems and Key Performance Indicators at a Swedish nuclear powerplant

Continuous control, testing and maintenance of systems and components are of utmost importance for maintaining safety at a nuclear power plant (NPP...

Social Networking sites for Interdisciplinary Learning at Workplace : Work integrated informal Learning (WiiL)

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Social Networking sites for Interdisciplinary Learning at Workplace : Work integrated informal Learning (WiiL)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) studies usually focuses on educational situations when professional organizations are actively involved in learning...

When digital support systems in school risk to fail : on the investigation of intended and unintended consequences on individual, organizational and societal levels.

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When digital support systems in school risk to fail : on the investigation of intended and unintended consequences on individual, organizational and societal levels.

The aim of the suggested project is to study the enactment of digitalized management and control systems in Swedish schools. There is a risk that t...

Collaborative Work and ICT Tools Enabling Science Teaching and Learning in a Cross-Border Context

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Collaborative Work and ICT Tools Enabling Science Teaching and Learning in a Cross-Border Context

The collaboration and cross-border communication of 14–16-year-old students from Sweden and Denmark working with various science assignments using...

Didaktisk design och IT-didaktiska samarbetsmodeller i gränsöverskridande undervisning

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Didaktisk design och IT-didaktiska samarbetsmodeller i gränsöverskridande undervisning

Exploring the raison d’etre of an incident reporting system in an elementary school

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Exploring the raison d’etre of an incident reporting system in an elementary school

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the raison d’étre of the use of an incident reporting system in a Swedish primary school and through th...

Grænser, barrierer og broer : Kulturmøder og computermedieret kommunikation i online synkrone arbejdsfællesskaber

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Grænser, barrierer og broer : Kulturmøder og computermedieret kommunikation i online synkrone arbejdsfællesskaber

Interprofessionellt lärande som arbetsintegrerat lärande : när samtal om databaser och informationssökning skapar grund för lärande

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Interprofessionellt lärande som arbetsintegrerat lärande : när samtal om databaser och informationssökning skapar grund för lärande

Biblioteket på Högskolan Väst har en särskilt stödfunktion som kallas Forskarstöd. Det handlar om en grupp bibliotekarier som bland annat bistår...

Is everyone on board : A study investigating the implementation of a programme with a "new " learning design.

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Is everyone on board : A study investigating the implementation of a programme with a "new " learning design.

Samarbetsbaserad undervisning i historia och samhällskunskap : utmaningar och möjligheter. IKT didaktik och lärande om människors villkor. Boundary object som stöd för IKT-didaktisk planering

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Samarbetsbaserad undervisning i historia och samhällskunskap : utmaningar och möjligheter. IKT didaktik och lärande om människors villkor. Boundary object som stöd för IKT-didaktisk planering

Med bas i ett EU-finansierat projekt  Gränsöverskridande Nordisk undervisning  (GNU, http://projektgnu.eu) mellan skolor i Sverige, Norge och Danma...

Challenges of Implementing Interactivity in the Classroom

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Challenges of Implementing Interactivity in the Classroom

Digitalization of schools has been on the agenda for decades and has resulted in new demands on teachers' skills in order to implememt technology...

Cross-border collaboration in history among Nordic students : a case study about creating innovative ICT-didactic models

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Cross-border collaboration in history among Nordic students : a case study about creating innovative ICT-didactic models

Gränsöverskridande Nordisk Undervisning/Utdanelse (GNU, meaning Cross-Border Nordic Education), the larger Nordic project, under which this case...

Designing with rather than for : On the relevance, joy and importance of collaborative engaged work in the design process of a home care mobile service

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Designing with rather than for : On the relevance, joy and importance of collaborative engaged work in the design process of a home care mobile service

In an open innovation project called “mCity”, the aim is to verify conceptual applications for mobile services including mobile payments and...

Doing cross-border science experiments using ICT for co-planning, documentation and evaluation as a method for increased motivation to participate in and learn about science experiments

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Doing cross-border science experiments using ICT for co-planning, documentation and evaluation as a method for increased motivation to participate in and learn about science experiments

Two ninth grade classes – one Swedish and one Danish worked together doing chemistry experiments. Their assignment was to seek out and choose an...

Engaging students in cross-border communication and science learning using experiments and ICT

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Engaging students in cross-border communication and science learning using experiments and ICT

Mediated and Situated Engineering Education

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Mediated and Situated Engineering Education

This small-scale interview study explore engineering expert teachers’ experiences and ideas of e-learning within engineering education. The aim is ...

Work–integrated informal Learning (WiiL) Adopting Social Networking as Interdisciplinary Learning at Workplace

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Work–integrated informal Learning (WiiL) Adopting Social Networking as Interdisciplinary Learning at Workplace

Work Integrated Learning usually focuses on student's practical knowledge and learning duringthe education, while a student after completing the...

A model for instructional design in virtual Nordic classrooms

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A model for instructional design in virtual Nordic classrooms

A Model for Instructional Design in Virtual Nordic Classrooms

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A Model for Instructional Design in Virtual Nordic Classrooms

In this paper we will report from an on-going EU-financed project aiming at developing innovative cross-border, virtual classroom instructional...

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 ...

Cross-border collaboration in History among Nordic students : a case study about creating innovative ICT-didactic models

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Cross-border collaboration in History among Nordic students : a case study about creating innovative ICT-didactic models

The larger Nordic project (GNU) aims at developing innovative cross-border teaching models in different subject domains i.e. math, language, scienc...

Developing teachers’ interactive competence with the support of video recalled interviews : a training method in the making – Some initial results and lessons learned

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Developing teachers’ interactive competence with the support of video recalled interviews : a training method in the making – Some initial results and lessons learned

This pilot study puts special emphasis on teachers' interactive competence. Interactive competence is defined as the teacher's ability to handle...

Disparity in practice : diverse strategies among teachers implementing interactive whiteboards into teaching practice in two Swedish primary school

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Disparity in practice : diverse strategies among teachers implementing interactive whiteboards into teaching practice in two Swedish primary school

This paper reports on a project aimed at identifying and exploring the development and implementation processes of teaching practices with...

Nordic Innovation Networks in Education : Dealing with Educational Challenges with Cross Boarder Collaboration and User Driven Design

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Nordic Innovation Networks in Education : Dealing with Educational Challenges with Cross Boarder Collaboration and User Driven Design

This is an EU-funded project related to cross boarder collaboration for educational purposes supported by information and communication technologie...

From industrial mentality to entrepreneurial spirit : an engaged research approach for regional transformation

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From industrial mentality to entrepreneurial spirit : an engaged research approach for regional transformation

Talking heads on the internet : social interaction in a multi-user voice based 3d graphical environment

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Talking heads on the internet : social interaction in a multi-user voice based 3d graphical environment

This paper reports on the finding from a qualitative study which investigated how long-term users of Traveler, a voice-based 3D online graphical...

Interactivity, Visualization and Learning : Challenges and Possibilities

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Interactivity, Visualization and Learning : Challenges and Possibilities

Unlock the rigidity and design for flexibility

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Unlock the rigidity and design for flexibility

This paper reports findings from a project implementing the VL (virtual labs) site featuring flash-based animations developed at Stanford Universit...

Assessing collaboration in virtual environments

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Assessing collaboration in virtual environments

Connected Practice : The Dynamics of Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environment

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Connected Practice : The Dynamics of Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environment

This thesis investigates the phenomenon of social interaction in shared virtual environments (SVEs), supported by virtual reality (VR) systems over...

Needs and Challenges with Respect to Establishing a Collaboratory within Library and Information Science : Practitioners' Perspectives

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Needs and Challenges with Respect to Establishing a Collaboratory within Library and Information Science : Practitioners' Perspectives

The Need for Efficient and Flexible Educational Imagery : When Ambitious Visualization Products meet the Context of Actual Learning Environment

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The Need for Efficient and Flexible Educational Imagery : When Ambitious Visualization Products meet the Context of Actual Learning Environment

This paper reports findings from a project implementing the Virtual Labs site featuring Flashbased animations developed at Stanford University. The...

Att etablera ett kollaboratorium inom biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap : behov och utmaningar från ett praktikerperspektiv

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Att etablera ett kollaboratorium inom biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap : behov och utmaningar från ett praktikerperspektiv

Forskningsprojekt


Gränsöverskridande undervisning i nordiska skolor - GNU

Entré - EU-finansierad utbildningssatsning följs av forskare på Högskolan Väst

Fortsatt forskning om dataspel för matematikinlärning

Konsekvenser av skolans digitalisering

Lärares interaktiva kompetens

Så används IT i ett internationellt forskningssamarbete

Samverkansprojekt


HittaDrivet: studiemotivation och genusmönster i grundskolan

Forskningsprojektet "Hitta drivet – studiemotivation och genusmönster i grundskolan" är ett samverkansprojekt mellan Dals Eds kommun, Oru...