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Med datorn som följeslagare: Perspektiv på datorers inverkan för lärare i ett En-till-En-projekt
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Followed by computers : Perspectives on the impact of computers in a One-to-One project (English)
Abstract [en]

In today’s society we depend on technology to perform the simplest tasks. Whether we are engaging in conversation with a friend or are navigating in traffic, we are likely to be found with some technological device in our hands. This dependence has grown over a period of time, and many of us have failed to reflect on the impact technology has had on our lives. The emergence of so-called One-to-One projects, where teachers and students gain access to a personal laptop, does however provide an excellent opportunity to do so. In this study we aim to highlight the teachers’ experiences of work with education after giving each staff member and student access to a personal laptop. We engage in this task by combining two analytical tools, and in doing so manage to bring forth an understanding of the effects of technology as something far more unpredictable than what can be found when presupposing that computers are mere tools used to achieve planned goals. Instead we find that computers affect the way in which teachers engage in the twilight between work and privacy as well as the percieved boundary between the school and the world of information outside of it. Furthermore, the nature of interaction with their students both in the classroom environment and outside of it has been altered. These highlighted effects call into question new perspectives on the roles of the computer and the teacher in modern society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2013.15
Keyword [en]
One-to-One, one to one, Postphenomenology, Ihde, SAMR, School, IT, Computer
Keyword [sv]
En-till-En, En till En, Postfenomenologi, Ihde, SAMR, Skola, IT, Dator
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73256OAI: diva2:630626
External cooperation
Umeå kommun
Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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