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Lärande med Teknik: Användning (och Icke-användning) av IT i Skolan
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

For a long period of time there have been discussions about the need to modernize, to keep up with the changes in our society. The schools as a result have to keep up and adapt in order for the education to be up-to-date. This includes the technological developments. Many steps have been taken and mighty sums have been invested in order to keep up the pace – but are there any consequences from these kinds of investments? In this report I’m going to take a closer look on a recent addition to this phenomenon that were installed by means of a top-down approach and study the teachers and how they have adapted and view the change in their environment – namely the newly installed interactive writing-boards.

The questions I will study include how the teachers express their view about the installation of the interactive writing-boards. If there are different kinds, groups, of opinions and if so, what causes such differences? My objective is to exemplify through an empirical study how teachers relate to the technology. This includes the pros and cons of the technology’s presence in the classroom.

Through my results I have been able to conclude that there are indeed different categories of users. I have identified the User, the Positive None-user and the Critic. The main difference that separates the User from the None-user is the level of education in regards of handling the mechanical boards.

The main benefit of the board is the variation it gives the lessons and the higher degree of material that can be shared to the class. The down-side, according to my results – other than the risk for technical problems that by many is seen as to add an element of insecurity to the planed lessons – is the severe lack of education the teachers have been given on the area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 28 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2011.30
Keyword [sv]
IKT, IT, klassrum, lärare, interaktiva skrivtavlor, Active Board, fördelar, nackdelar, förhållningssätt, Användare, Icke-användare
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Human Aspects of ICT
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48276OAI: diva2:447882
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-10-13 Created: 2011-10-13 Last updated: 2011-10-13Bibliographically approved

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