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Från whiteboard till pekskärm: En studie av universitetslärares upplevelser av interaktiva klassrum
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Information technology (IT) have for several decades been used in university education. An increasing number of classrooms today are built around a concept which uses IT in collaboration with the room itself. However, little is known about the experience of university teachers when working in such classrooms. This study examines the views and opinions of teachers at a Swedish university regarding using and interacting with these classrooms. Furthermore, we identify possible underlying factors that influence these views. Using data from qualitative interviews we apply Technology acceptance model (TAM) and Activity theory (AT) used in both education and human computer interaction to identify how different factors interact to form these opinions. Our study finds that teachers experience a lack of proper training in the use of classrooms as a concept and tend to stay in established norms of how education is to be conducted. These results leads to questions whether education in the use of these classrooms is adequate for teachers or if education needs to focus more on outcomes of the concept and changing established norms rather than to focus on the use of technology. Our study also shows that teachers do not view the classrooms as a whole where artefacts enable and form each other. Rather they view the physical room, the technology and themselves as separate entities that operate separately from each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 40 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2014.06
Keyword [en]
informatics, interactive classrooms, interactive environments, human-computer interaction, university teachers, activity theory
Keyword [sv]
informatik, interaktiva klassrum, interaktiva miljöer, människa-datorinteraktion, universitetslärare, aktivitetsteori
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90043OAI: diva2:725810
Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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