Search for dissertations about: "Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences.

  1. 1. Participating in Synchronous Online Education

    Author : Stefan Hrastinski; Institutionen för informatik; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Technological sciences; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; systemteori; Computer-mediated communication; Online participation; Synchronous communication; Online education; Teknik; E-learning; Distance education; Informatics; Informatik; systems theory;

    Abstract : There is an increasing need for education since the workforce of today is expected to be highly educated and continuously learn. Distance education is a powerful response to meet the growing need for education. Online education, here concisely defined as distance education mediated online, is the most common type of distance education. READ MORE

  2. 2. Improving IT Integration for Higher Education Institutional Performance : Towards a Contextualised IT-Institutional Alignment Model

    Author : Jean Claude Byungura; Henrik Hansson; Ulf Olsson; Masengesho Kamuzinzi; Jimmy Jaldemark; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; IT integration; IT alignment; Alignment practices; Design science research; Innovation diffusion; Technology adoption; Institutional performance; Higher education; Artefact Evaluation; data- och systemvetenskap; Computer and Systems Sciences;

    Abstract : The integration of information technology (IT) into service delivery is currently seen as an innovative strategy to support the modernising of universities worldwide. However, in some institutions in developing countries, including Rwanda, IT has failed to add the intended value to university services, despite huge associated investments in IT. READ MORE

  3. 3. New professionals and new technologies in new higher education? : Conceptualising struggles in the field

    Author : Alison Hudson; Per-Olof Erixon; Gaby Weiner; Miriam David; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Higher education; technologies; technology; change; new professionals; academic practice.; Pedgogical work; Pedagogiskt arbete; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the practices and positionings of two groupings of professionals in UK higher education, ‘educational developers’ and ‘learning technologists’. It investigates the emergence of the groupings, and their professional paths and respective approaches to supporting teaching and learning. READ MORE

  4. 4. Languaging in virtual learning sites : studies of online encounters in the language-focused classroom

    Author : Giulia Messina Dahlberg; Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta; Mats Tegmark; Sylvi Vigmo; David Malinowski; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; virtual learning sites; synchronous computer mediated communication; Pedagogik; Education; Education and Learning; Utbildning och lärande;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses upon a series of empirical studies which examine communication and learning in online glocal communities within higher education in Sweden. A recurring theme in the theoretical framework deals with issues of languaging in virtual multimodal environments as well as the making of identity and negotiation of meaning in these settings; analyzing the activity, what people do, in contraposition to the study of how people talk about their activity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bridging the boundaries between D&T education and working life : A study of views on knowledge and skills in product development

    Author : Helena Isaksson Persson; Inga-Britt Skogh; Robert Höghielm; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; upper secondary school education; design and product development; technology programme; repertory grid technique; artefacts; engineer; industrial designer; working life; gymnasium; produktutveckling; design; teknikprogrammet; utbildning; artefakter; yrkesliv; ingenjör; industridesigner; Teknikvetenskapens lärande och kommunikation; Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences;

    Abstract : In Sweden upper secondary school education is organised in programmes. One of these programmes is the Technology programme that covers five orientations, one of which is Design and Product Development. READ MORE