Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Laptopers in an educational practice: Promoting the personal learning situation
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media Production.
University of Gothenburg, Department of Applied Information Technology.
2010 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, Vol. 54, no 2, 311-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article an ethnographical study of laptopers' activities during lectures in a university milieu is analyzed as different kinds of involvements. Through interviews and observations we have focused on how these involvements influence the laptopers' alignment towards the educational practice. The analysis shows the importance of separating the educational practice and the personal learning situation. Studying students' learning intentions, rather than certain laptop related activities, we get a deeper understanding of the role the laptop can take during learning activities. Five general characteristics of laptoping are found. Negotiating the laptops' different roles in the educational practice opens up for an understanding of the students personal learning situation as being more than just listening to a lecturer. Additionally, competent integration of digital tools into the learning situation extends the dimensions of the lecture beyond the lecturing hours and personal note taking. Such knowledge is vital for creating foundations for digital competency in a digitized society. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 54, no 2, 311-320 p.
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2092DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2009.07.014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2092DiVA: diva2:284043
Available from: 2010-01-04 Created: 2010-01-04 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Being Multisituated: Characterizing laptoping in networked situations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being Multisituated: Characterizing laptoping in networked situations
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

During the last 30 years mobile IT has gone from being an exotic ingredient to an everyday artifact. This thesis presents an ethnographic study of laptop use in a university setting. The thesis concludes that it is no longer enough to describe the use of portable IT as an activity in its own right, i.e. using a laptop computer as an activity similar to reading a book or writing an essay. Additionally, describing a person as merely a user of digital technology fails to capture the intervowennessbetween the technology, situation, person and other actors. In order to find more nuanced answers about laptop use the thesis discuss what characterize the use of laptops in everyday life. With support from Actor-Network Theory, the Interaction Order and Experiential computing the thesis explores the hybrid combination of a person-laptop. The contribution is a framework of the driving forces behind the laptoper’s everyday activities. Additionally a model of the networked situation is presented, that uncovers the effects of the laptoper over time, that is, the laptoping process. The contribution is a framework with key characteristics and typified interactions where the multisituated and network dimensions are understood as fundamental elements of hybrid interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: University of Gothenburg, 2015. 72 p.
Series
Gothenburg Studies in Informatics, ISSN 1400-74147 ; 47
Keyword
Laptoping, laptoper, interaction order, actor-network theory, networked situation, multisituationism.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7632 (URN)978-91-982069-2-0 (ISBN)
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-06-01 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindroth, Tomas
By organisation
Division of Media Production
In the same journal
Computers and education
Information Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 177 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf