Linnaeus University is organising with the support of Videum, Region Kronoberg and Swedsoft this international workshop that aims to gain insights and perspectives from international scholars and professionals on how to promote computational thinking development. The event brings together researchers and teachers from Finland, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Greece, Israel and Hong Kong who are working on topics related to Computational Thinking and Coding Skills in Schools. Presentations and hands on discussions will be part of the workshop.
For more information see here
The programme is here
Together with colleagues at KTH, we are organising this workshop. Take a look at the website and join us at ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield!
Here is the cfp
LÄRA Stockholm, is published by the Education Department of the City of Stockholm, six times a year. It highlights good examples from the city’s schools, presents news and research in the educational field and provides inspirational work. LÄRA has received the award of the compound RIM for the year’s best work reports 2013 Arts best photojournalism in 2010. The magazine has also received the Swedish Publishing Award 2013, 2011 and 2009 for best staff magazine – the public sector.
Here the link to the interview in Swedish!
I am proud to announce that our worksop on “Emergent Practices and Material Conditions in Tablet-mediated Collaborative Learning and Teaching” has been accepted at CSCL 2017.
The call for papers is available here
We plant to publish an Special Issue on the workshop after the workshop.
Workshop website is: https://materialconditionsblog.wordpress.com
Lats time we organized “#TMCL15 – Changing Teaching and Learning Practices in Schools with Tablet-Mediated Collaborative Learning: Nordic, European and International Views” at CSCL 2015.
Workshop organizers are:
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University, Sweden, email@example.com
Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crina Damsa, University of Oslo, Norway, email@example.com
Miguel Nussbaum, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, email@example.com
Our Programme Committee
Jun Oshima, Japan
Yishay Mor, Israel
Marcelo Milrad, Sweden
Eva Mårell-Ohlsson, Sweden
Stefan Aufenanger, Germany
Swapna Kumar, USA
Sten Ludvigsen, Norway
Beatrice Ligorio, Italy
Olga Viberg, Sweden
What a nice conference in a city that I love and where i have spent so many years of my student life. I had a great time there and I was super proud of my colleague Jalal who made a good job presenting our work! Read about our work here.
This is ongoing work on Democracy OS Argentina I am conducting together with Somya Joshi at DSV. It is a project driven by a passionate group of people who started Democracia en Red (Net Democracy), Partido de la Red The Net Party in Argentina and Democracy Earth foundation.
In August, I presented our work in the TING workshop at the Participatory Design Conference. Read about our first approach of democracy OS. here: PDF.
This is a paper written together with Somya Joshi, Daniel Pargman and Andreas Gazis. We are presenting it at LIMITS 2016, at UCI (USA) in June.
Read the whole paper here
In the age of Big Open Linked Data (BOLD), we inhabit a landscape where future scenarios are imagined, modeled, planned for and embedded in policy. Between the euphoric techno-utopian rhetoric of the boundless potential of BOLD innovations and the dystopian view of the dangers of such innovations (e.g. ubiquitous surveillance etc.), this paper offers a critical understanding of the boundaries that are traversed by the implementation of BOLD within policy modeling. We examine BOLD as a tool for imagining futures, for reducing uncertainties, for providing legitimacy and for concentrating power. In doing so we further develop the LIMITs community’s conceptualization of the societal limitations on computing, with specific reference to the assumptions, interpretations and trust that we place in these models when making socio-environmental policy decisions. We use an illustrative case of policy modeling, which provides a much-needed critical discussion of the inherent limitations and risks as well as the promises that are offered by BOLD.
This is part of the work I conducted during my sabbatical at UCI. It has been great to work on this paper with Bonnie and Daniel!
The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century
Is the digital infrastructure and its footprint an ideological blind spot for recently emerging ecological communities, including eco-villages? This paper examines how a group of people who are concerned with environmental issues such as peak oil and climate change are orchestrating a transition toward a more sustainable and resilient way of living. We studied a Swedish eco-village, considering how computing in this community contributes to defining what alternative ways of living might look like in the twenty-first century. Drawing on a social-ecological perspective, the analysis illustrates, on the one hand, that the Internet, along with the digital devices we use to access it, capitalizes and mobilizes values, knowledge and social relationships that in turn enhance resilience in the eco-village. On the other hand, the analysis shows that an explicit focus on ecological values is not sufficient for a community of individuals to significantly transform Internet use to conform to ecological ideals. This work contributes to a deeper understanding of the imbrication of social technologies with practices that are oriented to perform sustainable and resilient ways of living.