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  • 351.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    An Approach for Trust and IS Engagement in Professional-Orientated Work2010In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru, 2010, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses profession-orientated work and the professionals’ involvement and engagement in design and use of information systems. Two ethnographical studies have been performed within different types of professional organizations. Information systems should will reduce the complexity in the professionals’ work, but only if the professionals could trust the usage of information systems. The analysis reveals the importance of the professionals’ engagement in information systems design and use in order to trust the systems integrated in the work.

  • 352.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Attitudes to Information Technology Among Healthcare Professions, 20092009In: 17th European Conference on Information Systems / [ed] Newell, S, Whitley, E A, Pouloudi, N, Wareham, J, Mathiassen, L, 2009, p. 2541-2554Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to explore attitudes towards IT among various categories of health care staff; health care professions. We will identify problem areas that may be the reasons for why different attitudes among different professions at a healthcare organisation exist, and subsequently we will analyse how this may have impact on how to understand and use IT. The research question is: What factors may explain differences regarding attitudes to IT among different professions in a health care organisation? The paper reports from a particular study of the “NU” healthcare organisation in west Sweden. The results reveal two main problem areas: the infrastructural and the socio-organisational, which are discussed as analytical implications for bridging the gaps between different professions in health care organisations.

  • 353.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Belonging to T or L-profession?: about professional and organizational challenges for knowledge management2012In: MCIS 2012 Proceedings / [ed] Hakikur Rahman, Anabela Mesquita, Isabel Ramos, Barbara Pernici, 2012, p. 1-14Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizations have been even more knowledge-intensive and profession-orientated during the last years. Professional work has generally certain specific properties related to its working context. Professions working in organizations will add other dimensions of organization structure, culture, strategy and organizational effectiveness in creating, managing and sharing of knowledge. Two different case studies have been made, within two different work disciplines; within aircraft maintenance and emergency health care. This paper explores the conditions for knowledge management activities within different types of professions in the time- and life-critical work practices. The types of professions are called T- and L-professions. The aim of this paper is to examine the challenges of different types of professions characteristics on the knowledge creation, management and sharing in organizations dealing with time- and life-critical activities. Different characteristics exist of the T- and L-professions, respectively. The differences relate to different challenges within the knowledge management in organizations.

  • 354.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Challenges in Using IT Systems for Collaboration in Healthcare Services2019In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 16, no 10, article id E1773Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Frail elderly people refer to multi-diseased and vulnerable patients in need of medication and healthcare. These patients require healthcare from several different healthcare organizations, including hospital care, primary care, and municipal care services. This situation is challenging the capacity of healthcare organizations to manage inter-professional collaboration for person-centered care. This paper aims to identify challenges associated with collaboration between different healthcare organizations, related to the use of IT systems in the daily work practice. The paper was based on a qualitative study, which included three focus group interviews, each lasting for two hours. Each focus group consisted of a hospital physician, a primary care physician, a hospital nurse, a primary care nurse, a municipal home care nurse or an assistant officer, a physical or occupational therapist, and a family member representative. The interviews were analyzed with thematic analysis. Challenges identified in the study include insufficient information exchange, inconsistencies in communication, differences in the use of IT systems, and deficient coordination. The work processes that aim to promote collaboration between different healthcare organizations need to be better organized, and the use of IT systems needs to be better aligned.

  • 355.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    How to Evaluate Collaboration within Research and Innovation2018In: Proceedings Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2018 / [ed] Margarethe Überwimmer, Robert Füreder, Martina Gaisch, Shaker Verlag, 2018, p. 319-327Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To improve and strengthen regional development is often subject of political decisions. This is thesituation within the European Union, to increase innovation in SMEs. SMEs need access to knowledge,competence and collaboration, in order to increase their opportunities to develop competitiveness inproducts higher up in the value chain. The increasing rate of change in society also creates needs ofdecreasing the time from knowledge development to ready products to the market. Ongoing evaluationis prevalent in many research and development projects today in order to follow up the intended results.The ongoing evaluation could contribute to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a specificinnovation project by highlight areas of improvement and needs of development. The purpose of thispaper is to analyze how collaboration within research and innovation can be evaluated, using a specificinnovation project as an example. Qualitative methods have been used for the data collection andanalysis, based on documents, interviews and participation in various activities. An intervention theory iscreated, as interpreted and structured based on information from documents and interviews. Theintervention theory should be further refined, and could be used to select important aspects of theinnovation project for the further evaluation. The intervention theory can be used to evaluate the causesand effects, and if the innovation project is reaching its intended final achievements and results.

  • 356.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Kunskapsintegrering med informationssystem i professionsorienterade praktiker2012Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is based on a professional perspective in the use of information systems. Information systems for knowledge integration in professional practices constitutes of dynamics for management and organization, where the professional work practice and information systems can be developed together. This thesis is started out from studies of two different professional work practices, aircraft maintenance and emergency health care, as both can be characterized as time- and life critical. The two different professional work practices can be seen as two different profession types. The four research questions in this thesis are:

    What importance do the characteristics for T- and L-professions have, respectively, on the use of information systems?

    What general challenges can be derived from professions’ use of information systems?

    What importance do the management and organization have for T- and L-professions, respectively, on the use of information systems?  

    How can the use of information systems be organized in order to facilitate knowledge integration within professional work practices?

    Two case studies with ethnographical influences have been conducted where the two different profession types constitute two defined cases.  These studies were initially inductive and exploratory, for then becoming more explanatory and somewhat normative at the final stage. One of the studies was conducted within the aircraft maintenance performed at the Swedish Airforce in cooperation with Volvo Aero Corporation. The other study was conducted within the Emergency Health Care incorporated in the NU Health Care, in Västra Götaland, Sweden.

    The contribution of the thesis is aimed at showing that professional characteristics are important for trust, sense-making and engagement for, and in use of information systems. The thesis shows the need for seeing structures between professions and management as crucial for knowledge integration with information systems, where a new integrated leadership is suggested. This new integrated leadership is important for guiding the knowledge integration. Moreover, the thesis suggests a new approach to knowledge integration in order to bridge organic boundaries and limitations. This approach is called transact. Transacts within professional work practices are important in order to develop existing and future use of information systems as well as to integrate information systems into the complex work, so it can be effectively performed, with a high quality.

  • 357.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    On organization of professions related to IS use2013In: Proceedings IRIS 36:: August 11-14 2013 at Gran, Norway University of Oslo, department of informatics / [ed] Bratteteig, Tone, Aanestad, Margunn & Skorve, Espen, 2013, p. 67-84Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizations have been more knowledge-intensive and professional during the last decades. Professional work has generally certain specific properties related to its working context. Two different case studies have been conducted within two different work disciplines; aircraft maintenance and emergency health care. The two different types of professions are called T(hing)- and L(ife)-professions. This paper analyses the importance of management and organization of T and L-professions respectively, for their use of information systems. The aim of this paper is to highlight the specific characteristics for two different types of professions, T and L, and how they are affected by the organization and management. The aim is also to derive general challenges according to professionals' use of information systems, related to the way of managing and organizing the professional work.

  • 358.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Professional Knowledge Sharing in Aircraft Maintenance: A New Complex in Dynamics2011In: International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, ISSN 1759-0256, E-ISSN 1759-0264, ISSN 1759-0256, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 322-338Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aircraft maintenance can be described as a complex and interactive technical system. The ever increasing complex system of aircraft maintenance places much greater demands on the professionals carrying out this work including the leadership and management roles. This ethnographical study analyses this complex and intelligent aircraft maintenance work. Sharing of professional knowledge is of vital importance enhancing the innovative and creative work done in this domain. The aim of this paper is to highlight the challenges for the leadership and the management teams to effectively link complexity to the highly collective human intelligence that flourishes in this military domain. The challenges will be based on the empirical findings showing how the intrinsic leadership, collective intelligence and social dimensions such as cooperation, professional knowledge and management skills are played out within the communities of aircraft maintenance.

  • 359.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    The Teachers' Perspective on School Leadership for ICT2015In: European Conference on Knowledge Management, Kidmore End: Academic Conferences International Limited , 2015, p. 742-748Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    School leaders have the pedagogical, as well as the financial, responsibility at the school. It is the school leader's task to manage the competence development of the pedagogical use of ICT at school. Digital tools are being more used in teaching activities in those days, and the teachers have to develop their competence in order to guide the students in their learning. This paper is based on a case study conducted within the GNU project (Cross Border Nordic Education). The GNU project is an ongoing Nordic educational project between classes in grades 5-9 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The project is based on virtual communication between teachers and students, conducted with support of digital technology. The aim of the paper is to analyze the four dimensions of school leadership; 1) building vision and setting direction, 2) understanding and developing people, 3) redesigning the organization, and 4) managing the teaching and learning programme. The result shows that all of the school leadership dimensions work properly in one out of four different municipalities in order to support the teachers with the integration of digital tools in their teaching practices.

  • 360.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    The Use of Information Systems in Professional Healthcare Work Practices2014In: International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD), ISSN 1941-6253, E-ISSN 1941-6261, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 51-64Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the last decades, organisations have increasingly been more knowledge intensive and professional. Professional work generally has certain specific properties related to its working context. In this paper, a case study conducted within emergency healthcare, in which professional groups like for example physicians and nurses were the objects of study, will be presented. This paper explores different characteristics of these professions in the time and life critical work practice performed within emergency healthcare. The aim of this paper is partly to analyse specific characteristics of the healthcare professions and their use of information systems, partly to identify the implications and challenges that the professions face while using information systems. Characteristics related to a certain healthcare profession can be seen as having an impact on its professionals' attitudes and use of information systems, both on an individual and on a collective level. Some challenges in the use of information systems can also be due to how the development of the system and implementation processes are organised.

  • 361.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Utveckling av samverkansarenor för arbetsintegrerat lärande2018In: VILÄR abstraktbok / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst , 2018, p. 1-1Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Strategiska samverkansarenor utvecklas vid lärosäten i syftet att bedriva en strukturerad och strategisk samverkan med externa parter. Omvärldens, dvs de externa parternas, perspektiv och roller är centrala i utvecklingen av samverkansarenor. Hur externa parters perspektiv blir tydliggjorda och omhändertagna vid utveckling av samverkansarenor behöver vi mer kunskap om. Det finns därför ett behov av att utveckla kunskap om omvärldens roll för arenor och för utvecklingen av arenor, samt för hur lärosäten ska kunna utveckla samverkansförmågan. Att utveckla strategier för hur samverkan kan påverka lärosätet, ända ner till den enskilda läraren och forskaren samt studenterna, är viktigt för att öka nyttan av och genomslagskraften av en samverkansarena. Det är viktigt att synliggöra nyttan för varje enskild part vid en samverkan.En samverkansarena omfattar samverkan både inom utbildning och forskning, samt integrationen där emellan. Framgångsrika styr- och organisationsformer samtarbete med strategier för samverkansarenor behöver utvecklas. Parternas möjlighetatt påverka samverkansarenans strategier är värdefull, så att dessa strategier kan harmoniera med parternas egna strategier, vilket är en förutsättning för alla parter att engagera sig i en samverkansarena. Att varje part upplever en nytta med samverkansarena är en förutsättning för en fungerande arena. Arbetet med styrformer och implementering av strategier i samverkansarenor pågår vid olika lärosäten. En verktygslåda behöver utvecklas för hur strategier, styrformer, organisering och struktur kan utformas, som sedan kan tillämpas på det sätt som passar den enskilda samverkansarenan bäst. Ansvar och resurser behöver tydliggöras för att den operativa samverkan ska kunna genomföras, och för att mötesplatser och andra tvärgående kanaler inom lärosätet ska kunna öppnas upp och användas. Syftet med detta abstract är att diskutera aspekter för hur en samverkansarena kan utformas för att lärosätet ska uppnå 1) ökad kvalitet i utbildningar ur ett AIL-perspektiv genom bl a ett ökat antal projektarbeten och examensarbeten som genomförs i samverkan, 2) ökad attraktionskraft som lärosäte och arbetsplats som rekryterar både studenter och personal, 3) ökad externfinansiering för lärosätet, 4) ökad konkurrenskraft hos de deltagande externa parterna, 5) ökad möjlighet för SME att delta i branschöverskridande samverkansprojekt kopplat till samhällsutmaningar, samt 6) höjd kunskapsnivå, ökad kunskapsspridning och ökad kompetens i det omgivande samhället.

  • 362.
    Svensson, Ann
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Voluntary Disclosure of Information on Intangibles in Corporate Annual Reports2014In: Global Review of Accounting and Finance, ISSN 1838-5915, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 133-147Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 363.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Forssell Eriksson, G.
    Ytterbyskolan, Kungälv.
    Conditions for participation within synchronous online collaborative learning2014In: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Interactive and communicative situations within social environments are prerequisites for learning in collaboration. Synchronous communication offers the opportunity to actively engage students in collaborative learning activities. This paper is based on an action research conducted within a learning project including synchronous communication between students in lower secondary school. The students collaborate in a cross-border project involving Danish, Norwegian and Swedish students. The aim of the paper is to analyse the conditions for participation in synchronous online learning. collaborative learning. The findings are derived from the empirical study within a three-part learning project using synchronous online communication. The conclusion is that the conditions for participation in synchronous online learning are authenticity, motivation, confidence, preparation and teacher engagement.

  • 364.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Forssell Eriksson, Gunilla
    Ytterbyskolan Göteborg.
    Inter-professional Learning for Teaching: Using Digital Tools2014In: Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited , 2014, p. 946-953Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The importance of inter‐professional learning and knowledge integra‐tion for teaching is increasing as the use of digital tools will challenge the peda‐gogical conditions within the school context. It is the responsibility of schools thatthe students can use modern technology as a tool for searching knowledge, forcommunication, as well as for creation and learning. Therefore, teachers often arechallenged in integrating digital tools in their pedagogical practices. It has beenobvious that the implementation of new digital tools in the classrooms has causedsome uncertainty within the school professions. Thus, professionals working inschools need to collaborate, interact and communicate with other professionalsin order to develop their knowledge within their work practice. Communities ofpractice are sharing a specific practice and can create a common understandingand sense‐making. Digital tools have occurred as resources for interaction andcollaboration at different locations and times, also to a great extent facilitatinginter‐professional work and learning. This paper is based on an action‐based qual‐itative study of a Nordic education project, with focus on the inter‐professionalcollaboration and the use of digital tools. In the project different professions asteachers, principals, IT‐pedagogues, IT‐technicians as well as researchers haveparticipated. The aim of this paper is to analyze conditions for how to enable in‐ter‐professional learning and knowledge integration through various digital tools.Knowledge acquired collectively is actually negotiated and accepted within acommunity of practice. To collaboratively produce common teaching cases, obvi‐ously challenges the creation of a system of collective knowledge. Challenges arealso related to the inter‐professional processes of learning as different profes‐sions are acting in different contexts. Trust between different individuals and pro‐fessions seems to be an important aspect together with participation in the com‐munities of practice for inter‐professional learning and knowledge integratingusing various digital tools in a virtual environment

  • 365.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Frisk, Erik
    Linkoping University, University of Gothenburg.
    Johansson, Björn
    Lund University.
    Larsson, Lena G.
    University of Gothenburg, University of Michigan, Narhalsan Res & Dev Primary Hlth Care, Dev & Educ Ctr Fyrbodal, Linnaeus University.
    Svenningsson, I.
    Fargelanda Primary Care.
    How collaborative practice research can improve human betterment2018In: 12TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED), Valencia, Spain: IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT , 2018, p. 3942-3945Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An aging population, lack of competence and digitalization places new high demands on Swedish welfare. This situation will challenge the traditional management of the primary healthcare. In order to enable a person-oriented healthcare the primary healthcare realizes that it needs to enable managers to work more interactive. To deal with this the health care center in the Fargelanda municipality has started to make the management more interactive, in order to create continuous and better feedback, both from the healthcare professionals, the caretakers, and other actors within the healthcare. This initiative is supposed to contribute to a better communication between different actors, in order to increase older people’s life quality, according to their physical and psychological health as well as a meaningful everyday life. The purpose of the paper is to present some guidelines for how to design collaboration between healthcare and academia in order to be able to in the future design an interactive management in which developed information technology related products assist the healthcare to increase life quality for elderly people. This action research project will then contribute in designing a patient-centered health care for the population in a municipality, when the project is knitting together the different actors related to supporting the people’s health.

  • 366.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Hedman, E.
    NU Healthcare, Sweden.
    Knowledge management for operations management within health care2018In: Proceedings of the ... European conference on knowledge management, ISSN 2048-8971, E-ISSN 2048-8963, Vol. 2, p. 847-854Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aging population of the western world poses a medical challenge for the society of today and of the future. In hospitals, healthcare professionals manage health care with the objective to provide care of high quality using the limited available resources. The decision-making in production and capacity planning decisions requires coordination and management of knowledge in different hierarchical levels and in different time-frames. Thus, this knowledge management is also needed between various health care services within a hospital, as well as with other healthcare providers, at a horizontal level. This paper is based on a qualitative study, conducted as a case study at a hospital in western Sweden. Eleven managers together with their production controllers were interviewed. This paper aims to analyze the challenges the health care at the hospital face related to the knowledge management in the production and capacity planning and control of activities performed. The difficulties found refers to limitations in knowledge management according to three different themes identified. These themes are the influence of political decisions, coordination and participation, and methods and IT-systems. 

  • 367.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. Fyrbodal Health Academy, Sweden.
    Larsson, Lena
    Fyrbodal Health Academy, Sweden.
    Hansson, Anders
    University Health Care Research Center, Sweden.
    IT systems for collaboration in healthcare for frail elderly people2016In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM / [ed] Galbraith B.,Moffett S.,Galbraith B., Reading, UK: Academic Conferences Limited, 2016, Vol. 2016-January, p. 859-866Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ageing population of the western world poses a medical challenge for society of today and of the future. Frail elderly people are described as multi-diseased and vulnerable patients who are in need of medication and hospital care. These patients require healthcare from several different caregivers within the health services, including hospital-based acute care services, primary care services and community care services. This situation will challenge the capacity of the health services to manage inter-professional collaboration for patient-centered care. The aim of this paper is to identify challenges that caregivers within the health services face in relation to the IT systems that are used in their daily work practice, in their collaborative work and for sharing of information and knowledge. The paper is based on a qualitative study which includes three focus group interviews that were conducted within a healthcare organization in the western part of Sweden. The focus groups consisted of all types of professionals who can be found within each of the included healthcare organizations, as well as representatives of relatives of frail elderly people. Each one of the three focus group interviews conducted lasted for two hours. Afterwards, the interviews were analyzed with thematic analysis. The study identifies challenges within the following themes related to the use of IT systems: insufficient information, incoherent communication, differing uses of IT systems and deficient coordination.

  • 368.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Knowledge Integration in Profession-Oriented Work: a Cross-Case Analysis2010In: 2010 Organization Learning, Knowledge, and Capabilities Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, US June 3‐4, 2010, Boston, USA: Northeastern University , 2010, p. 1-3Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different professions conduct their on-goingprofessional work in various forms of organizations, in order to accomplishcomplex and sometimes both time- and life-critical activities. Knowledge is aprerequisite resource in performing work in such activities and sometimes thework requires collaboration across boundaries between professional groups andspecializations. Hence, knowledge is integrated in such work settings, andknowing is a central concept to make sense of the professionals doing and theircollaborating actions. In this paper we present and analyze two ethnographicalcase studies. The aim is to understand how different types ofprofession-orientated work practices can be facilitated through informationsystems (IS) support in order to improve collaboration and knowledgeintegration between different groups and professions. The analysis of the casesshows both differences and similarities regarding the integration of knowledge.We use the concepts of boundary objects, brokers and boundary spanningactivities as a facilitating foundation for the integration of knowledge amongthe different professions. From the results we discuss some proposals fordesign of new ways of IS support for knowledge integration.

  • 369.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Pia
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Assessing the business value of electronic order-to-payment cycle2009In: ECIS 2009 Proceedings, 2009, article id 50Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we build an evaluation tool for assessing the business impacts of an electronic order-topayment cycle. Based on a literature review and expert interviews, we formulate a three-stage model which includes performance indicators for electronic order, electronic invoice, and electronic payment processes. In addition, we pinpoint the inter-process linkages. We test the proposed evaluation tool in a business context and find that the impacts of automating the order-to-payment cycle relate closely to cost avoidance. However, a strong emphasis on asset utilization can be observed as well – better use of IT could enhance utilization of existing human resources and capital, affecting company profitability.

  • 370.
    Svensson, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Steffensen, Tom
    Roskilde University, Denmark.
    Rustand, Kari Anne
    Vestfold University College, NOrway.
    Students’ Use of Semiotic Structures in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: An Inter-Scandinavian Study2013In: The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Brighton, UK 2013, The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom Conference Proceedings 2013, Nagoya, Japan: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) , 2013, p. 150-163Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Synchronous computer-mediated communication is often used as a means to achieve activelearning through collaboration. This paper is based on an ethnographic case study ofsynchronous communication. The synchronous communication is carried out between students in lower secondary school collaborating in a cross-border project involving the native language subjects Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. The project is aimed at promoting the students` Scandinavian inter-comprehension skills. The objective is for the students to use their own native languages in their communication whilst trying to understand the neighbouring languages used by their interlocutors. The aim of this paper is to analyse the students` use of situated semiotic structures in order to solve comprehension difficulties as well as emergent technical problems. In the emergent situations where the students face technical or language-based problems they use an interplay of different semiotic structures. They creatively and spontaneously use oral and written communication in different ways by using smileys, colours, gestures, grimaces, talking slowly and by sending smartphone pictures. Furthermore, they make use of different conversational forms such as online chats, Google Translate, and webcams. Synchronous communication is vulnerable because of the dependency relationship arising between the connected classrooms in different schools and countries. The multiple forms of conversation are dependent on the emergent situation and are dominated by the written mode.

  • 371.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Kristina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Thång, Per-Olof
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Guest editorial: the inaugural Swedish conference on work-integrated learning2010In: Journal of cooperative education and internship, ISSN 1933-2130, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 8-8Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The inaugural Swedish Conference on Work-Integrated learning was held at University West in Trollhättan in December of 2009.  University West has adopted work-integrated learning as their main profile, and have since 2001 been assigned with a national mission to coordinate and lead the development of pedagogical models for work-integrated learning by the Swedish Ministry of Education.  The conference attracted 35 contributions of which three papers were selected for the special issue.  In addition the two keynote speakers, Kristen Betts and Lars-Owe Dahlgren, of the conference were invited to contribute

  • 372. Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Design Concepts for Semi-Formal Learning in Network Organizations2008In: NU-konferensen, Kalmar, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 373.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.
    Lundh Snis, UlrikaUniversity West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.Sørensen, CarstenUniversity West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.Fägerlind, H.Lindroth, TomasUniversity West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.Magnusson, M.Östlund, ChristianUniversity West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.
    Proceedings of IRIS 23. Laboratorium for Interaction Technology2000Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 374.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundin, Johan
    Gothenburg University.
    Understanding the adoption of digitalized pratices2016In: ICERI2016 Proceedings: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 14-16 November, 2016 / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy , 2016, p. 1593-1593Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last decades, digital technologies has become an increasingly important part of our private and professional life. Consequently, researchers have been occupied with understanding the conditions under witch digital technologies are accepted or rejected. Theoretical frameworks such as the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (ref) and the UTAUT model (ref) have tried to address these issues primarily with a factorial approach. In the beginning of societal digitalization, the objects of adoption were fairly simple and one-dimensional (e.g. digital watches, calculators and word processors) and with limited impact on the society, but gradually digitalization became more complex thereby challenging and evolving what it means to be a citizen, a professional and an individual. In this paper we argue that we need an analytical shift in order to understand contemporary digitalization of society. A shift from focusing on the adoption of digital artefacts to a focus on adoption of digitalized practices. For instance, when someone purchase a smart phone – the interesting thing to understand is not if it is perceived as useful or easy to use, but rather to understand what digital practices that develops as a consequence. Furthermore, new digital practices are not depending on singular artefacts or software. Instead, a digital practice relies on a dynamic socio-material ensemble of activities (ref).Our argumentation draws on data collected in three projects on the digitalization of higher education with complementary focus: (i) students' use of IT, (ii) teachers' use of IT, and (iii) emerging digital practices in higher education. Data consists of questionnaires, interviews and IT-use-log data.Our analysis reveals how the digitalized student, that utilize their personal IT into their "student practice" adopts practices regarding:

    • coordination and collaboration of learning.

    • administration of studies.

    • extracurricular interests.

    Similarly, teachers adopt to a range of digital practices affecting how they:

    • conduct instructional design and preparations for work.

    • collaborate with peers and experts inside and outside their university.

    • asses and evaluate students' performances.Perhaps more interesting, we also find evidence of digital practices that challenged the traditional student-teacher relationship:

    • students becoming co-creators of instructional design.

    • work-integrated learning, where professional challenges became resources for education.

    • students and teachers becoming "prosumers" of open educational resources.

    In conclusion, we argue that a theoretical shift from focusing on the adoption of digital artefacts, to a focus on the adoption of digitalized practices can further our understanding of the digitalization of society in general, and the the digitalization of education in particular.

  • 375.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Nilsson, Stefan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Re-thinking the LMS: Designing for Engaged Collaboration2014In: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 / [ed] M. Searson & M. Ochoa, Chesapeake, VA: AACE , 2014, p. 1702-1707Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While there has been extensive research done on technology supporting communication and interaction in online higher education, this research focus on the potential of new web development tools for designing educational technologies. With the recent advent and maturity of the HTML5-standard together with CSS3 and advanced javascript libraries such as jQuery andNode.js developers now have access to tools enabling them to create dynamic, web-based systemssupporting rich social interaction & collaboration between students & educators with features that were previously only available in proprietary applications. This paper reports from an ongoingresearch project utilizing a design research approach aimed at creating and evaluating such a tool.

  • 376.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Nilsson, Stefan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Pia
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Learning Models in Online Education: On the Transformation from Tutors to Producers2010In: Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 / [ed] Zoraini Wati Abas, Insung Jung & Joseph Luca, AACE , 2010, p. 3707-3712Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years online and blended learning has scaled up from being a pilot endeavor driven by pioneers, to constituting a large portion of many institutions of higher education. In the process, the conditions for the online teacher has gradually changed, and the situation of today is in many ways problematic where student interaction and dialogue has to stand back in favor of time consuming content production, material delivery, and technical problem solving. This paper draws on the experiences from a Scandinavian University to illustrate how this transition can be understood in the light of rapid technological development in combination with slow evolution of pedagogical models for online education.

  • 377.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Nilsson, Stefan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Svanberg, Pia
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    Halmstad University, Halmstad.
    From Tutor to Producer: Changes in the design space of online education2010In: Proceedings of the 33rd IRIS Seminar. 2010. / [ed] Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, John Persson, Lise Heeager, Gitte Tjørnehøj, Karlheinz Kautz, Peter Axel Nielsen, Rebild, Denmark, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years online and blended learning has scaled up from being a pilot endeavour driven by pioneers, to constituting a large portion of many institutions of higher education. In the process, the conditions for the online teacher has gradually changed, and the situation of today is in many ways problematic where student interaction and dialogue has to stand back in favour of time consuming content production, material delivery, and technical problem solving. This paper draws on the experiences from a Scandinavian University to illustrate how this transition can be understood in the light of rapid technological development in combination with slow evolution of pedagogical models for online education.

  • 378.
    Svensson, Lars
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Utriainen, Callisto
    Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    E-quality in infrastructures for learning in higher education2017In: ICERI2017 Proceedings, Sevilla, 2017, p. 408-413Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher Education has through the last decades been increasingly dependent on digital infrastructures (e.g. Svensson, 2002a; Guribye, 2005). The first generations of learning management systems (LMS) was originally designed to support distance education but quickly became the de-facto standard for supporting and developing also the practices of campus-based higher education. In this development we have noticed a tension between the desire to design closed LMS's that aims at providing "all-inclusive-support" for university education and more open and flexible solutions that support open infrastructures for personal learning. Consequently, it is time to re-visit the questions on what constitute the central values of a contemporary LMS seamlessly integrated with open digital infrastructures for learning. In an exploratory study in a Scandinavian University, a series of workshops and focus-group interviews with central informants from faculty as well as representatives from administrative support has addressed the issue of "E-Quality" in higher education. The result indicate that a set of inter-related core values should be stressed. These are briefly outlined below as principles for a framework of e-quality in higher education. (i) The principle of open participationAn LMS should support flexible integration of Open Educational resources (OERs) provided by an open community. Furthermore, the system should invite open access for participants from the surrounding society (i.e. practitioners, students from other universities, and relevant special interest groups) (Berhardsson et al., 2017)(ii) The principle of collaborative creation An LMS should embrace the notion of students as co-producers of instruction, content and learning outcomes. In particular, it should support collaborative authoring and peer-to-peer sharing.(iii) The principle of data-driven developmentA central aspect is the ability to personalize the support for each individual participant, which could be addresses quantitatively through learning analytics (Vallo Hult et al., 2017) and qualitatively through the use of e-portfolios and study diaries.(iv) The principle of work-integrated learningFinally, all priciples should be aligned to support an overarching goal of reducing the borders between studies in higher education, the introduction to a professional career, and the lifelong learning required to develop professionally (Svensson 2004).Further research will shed further light on the validity and the reliability of these principles, and set the path towards a nascent design theory for E-Quality in Digital Infrastructures for learning in Higher Education.

  • 379.
    Tallvid, Martin
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet, Avdelningen för lärande, kommunikation och IT.
    Lundin, Johan
    Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för tillämpad IT.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lindström, Berner
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. Göteborgs universitet.
    Exploring the Relationship between Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Laptop use in a 1:1 Classroom2015In: Educational Technology & Society, ISSN 1176-3647, E-ISSN 1436-4522, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 237-249Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The research reported in this article explores and discusses students' use of laptops in a 1:1 setting. A problem experienced by teachers is that the laptops are possible distractors and tempt students to engage in use that is not in line with the teacher's idea of what would be suitable in relation to the current assignment. Three annual surveys in combination with interviews and classroom observations were carried out in two Swedish secondary schools during a phase of the implementation of 1:1-laptops. The results show how that there is not a reciprocal correlation between sanctioned laptop use and unsanctioned laptop use. The findings also show that the students' unsanctioned use of laptops was relatively high, but stable throughout the duration of the three years. Furthermore, results show that the number of students who do not game or chat at all has increased every year. The findings have implications for the discussions concerning the use of personal laptops in secondary schools.

  • 380.
    Thörnberg, Jesper
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Olsson, Victor
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Autonoma bilar:: Är kunskap nyckeln till den framtida bilen?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I trafiken omkommer nästan 1.3 miljoner människor årligen i samband med olyckor längs vägarna runt om i världen (World Health Organization, 2018). Genom att låta autonoma system ta över framförandet av personbilar och transportfordon skulle miljontals liv potentiellt kunna räddas. Denna studie ämnar besvara hur ansvar och förtroende påverkar svenska trafikanters motivation och vilja att bruka autonoma bilar. Resultatet av vår studie indikerar på att kunskap har en central roll i detta. Låg kunskap över hur autonoma bilars beslutssystem förväntas agera, tenderar framkalla rädsla och oro som i sin tur resulterar i bristande förtroende för tekniken. Vid lågt förtroende tenderar även benägenheten att stå som ansvarig vara låg. Detta kan medföra att motivationen och viljan att bruka autonoma bilar riskerar bli lidande. Genom att öka trafikanternas kunskaper om hur autonoma bilar och dess beslutssystem fungerar, ser vi möjligheter att även kunna öka benägenheten att bära ansvar, samt generera högre tillit till tekniken bakom autonoma bilar. Därigenom ser vi möjligheter att kunna nå en starkare motivation och vilja att bruka dessa fordon i framtiden

  • 381.
    Tideman, Thobias
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Sköld, Erik
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Blockkedjeteknik i systemutvecklingsprojekt: En kvalitativ studie om projektmetodik i systemutvecklingsprojekt där Blockkedjeteknik används2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This case study investigates how Swedish system development companies that develop blockchain applications can work with agile project methods. The purpose of this study is to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using agile methods within blockchain development and gain an insight into how Swedish companies can handle the problems that arises when using agile methods in blockchain development. The study focuses on the following three main areas: agile methods within blockchain development, test-driven development and current knowledge of blockchain in Swedish system development companies today.

    The case study was conducted on the system development company Superblocks, of which three interviews were carried out with three key persons from superblocks. This material was analyzed and processed to interpret how the system development company works with blockchain development using agile methods and to study how the company's approach compares with the study's theories: Agile project methods in blockchain development and test-driven development. The first theory deals with agile project methods in general and shows the advantages and disadvantages of using blockchain development with agile methods. Test-driven development is an agile method that is well-suited for blockchain development and shows approaches to dealing with the problems that arise in blockchain development with agile methods.

    This case study shows that test-driven development is preferable when developing blockchain applications with agile methods and that the tools and frameworks that currently exists are insufficient. The study also indicates that the understanding of blockchain technology in Swedish system development companies are low and needs more developing.

  • 382.
    Uddh, John-Eric
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Van Herck, Arnaud
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Augmented reality inom tillverkningsindustrin2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    GKN Aerospace is today one of the world's leading suppliers of aerospace technology and components. They deliver to both small and large aircrafts and operate in 14 different countries. Continuous high demands on quality and the effort to always improve, have made it possible for the company to explore new opportunities to facilitate and shorten the lead times of components in production. One way of achieving this can be by including augmented reality (AR) technology in their workflow. This technology is about combining a virtual layer on top of your reality.

    The purpose of the study was to investigate how other operators in the industry are using AR technology, which design principles exist and then create a prototype in the form of a proof of concept to demonstrate how AR can facilitate the maintenance work of operators at GKN Aerospace. The study used a qualitative research approach to gain knowledge about how an AR application can facilitate maintenance work for operators at GKN Aerospace.

    The method began with an exploratory literature study followed by a semi-structured interview used for mapping the workflow. Consequently, a prototype was created which was then tested by a total of 6 employees, whereupon follow-up interviews were carried out to get more knowledge about each test user's perception. The selection was based on a convenience choice with the minimum requirement that the tester was an employee at GKN working on the manufacturing stage at their plant in Trollhättan, Sweden.

    The outcome of the initial interviews and e-mail communication with GKN resulted in the finding that the greatest potential for efficiency improvements by the prototype was in the troubleshooting process, by allowing an operator to identify defects using Microsoft HoloLens. The result of the user tests showed a positive attitude to future implementations of AR technology at GKN.

    The findings of the study show that AR technology has a potential role to play in the future when it comes to maintenance and troubleshooting. The study also shows that general design principles are well suited for AR applications as well. All participants in the study perceived the prototype as easy to understand and very intuitive. It also appeared that, even though the participants in the study posed positively to the AR-technology, they didn't think it could be implemented in the near future.

  • 383.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group.
    The emergence of sharing and gaining knowledge: Towards smartwork in healthcare2017In: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS),, 2017, p. 2578-2586Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this research-in-progress paper is on digitalization of healthcare in relation to work and learning. The aim is to explore the introduction of social technologies for collaboration and knowledge sharing at work. The empirical data is from a pilot study in the Swedish healthcare sector, involving emergency resident physicians, medical library team, and hospital management. Preliminary findings shed lights on some of the tensions and conflicting perspectives related to the digital workplace, and how to balance between them seems to be the challenge (personal vs. professional; medical vs. administrative; flexibility vs. institutionalization). This study also indicates that there is potential for collegial collaboration, knowledge sharing, and learning and argue that better integration in daily practice and new ways of working may contribute to meet demand for health-related IT competence for healthcare staff and the benefit of patients as well. © 2017 Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2017. All rights reserved.

  • 384.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Byström, Katriina
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    ICT and Learning Usability at Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Physicians in Everyday Practice2016In: Nordic Contributions in IS Research: 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016, Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016, Proceedings / [ed] Ulrika Lundh Snis, Springer International Publishing , 2016, p. 176-190Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 385.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group, Sweden.
    Hansson, Anders
    Örebro University, University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicin and Health, Sweden.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Flipped healthcare for better or worse2019In: Health Informatics Journal, ISSN 1460-4582, E-ISSN 1741-2811, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 587-597Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The medical profession is highly specialized, demanding continuous learning, while also undergoing rapid development in the rise of data-driven healthcare. Based on clinical scenarios, this study explores how resident physicians view their roles and practices in relation to informed patients and patient-centric digital technologies. The paper illustrates how the new role of patients alters physicians’ work and use of data to learn and update their professional practice. It suggests new possibilities for developing collegial competence and using patient experiences more systematically. Drawing on the notion of flipped healthcare, we argue that there is a need for new professional competencies in everyday data work, along with a change in attitudes, newly defined roles, and better ways to identify and develop reliable online sources. Finally, the role of patients, not only as consumers but also producers of healthcare, is a rather formidable and complex cultural change to be addressed. © The Author(s) 2019.

  • 386.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Hansson, Åse
    University Health Care Research Center (UFC), Region Örebro län (SWEDEN).
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    ICT as support for learning: demanding new competence among phycians2017In: INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 2017, p. 4629-4636Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this paper is on emerging challenges and opportunities related to digitalization of work and learning in healthcare. Physicians are a typical specialized profession with a lot of formal education and demands for training and lifelong learning. Due to patient-centric care and advances in medicine and technology (e.g. apps for self-care) patients are now becoming active participants in healthcare, challenging the profession and patient-physician relationship. Another key challenge relate to evidence based medicine (EBM) that demand of physicians to keep updated and follow guidelines, while also balance this with own knowledge and best practice. Although the medical profession is based on communication, and social media have such major impact today, digital literacy is lacking in medical curriculum. While previous research suggest that social media have potential to support learning the impact of eHealth in relation to workplace learning has not yet been extensively studied. The research question is: How do physicians view their role in relation to informed patients and patient participation, and what are the implications for workplace learning and medical education in the information society of today?The methodology is a qualitative follow-up study. Thematic analysis was conducted on empirical data from 15 initial semi-structured interviews, and follow-up focus group (6 participants) based on patient scenarios. Our findings indicate that despite quite unionist call for change in the past decade medical education and training still seems to be based on traditional learning, formal lectures and learning by heart. We argue that this may be a key reason behind why the physicians find it hard to navigate the vast amount of medical information and digital tools available. Due to an underlying assumption that being a doctor is about treating patients, focus is placed on how to build up medical knowledge in terms of diagnoses, symptoms and treatments. While when they start to work are facing a much more complex situation, with informed, participating patients, increasingly digitalized workplace and extended networks of collegial and professional expertise. Findings from this study further support recent initiatives to increase health related ICT skills in the healthcare workforce but also highlights that what is needed is primarily related to literacy, as opposed to prior focuses on digital technology, computer skills and specific systems or databases. Thus, in addition to medical knowledge, this study indicate that a key skill is to have design knowledge, that is the ability to understand how the design of one's digital environment can make everyday life and work more effective. The physicians also addressed ethical concerns on the future digital healthcare in relation to patient participation, such as issues of equal care and responsibility. In conclusion, our findings call for a change in education and practice, further stressing a need for new educational models that emphasize on analytic and critical thinking skills (cf. the Bologna declaration) to meet the needs of modern medical learners along with meeting the demand for digital competence for lifelong learning in general.

  • 387.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Holmgren, Daniel
    Skaraborg’s Hospital, Skövde. University of Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Wekell, Per
    NU Hospital Group, Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Co-designing a Digital Platform: Towards e-Health and Continuous Learning in General Paediatrics2017In: International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare: 26-28 April 2017 ExCel London Conference Proceedings Igniting Collective Excellence, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The study is part of a paediatric CPD program in Western Sweden, involving researchers and practitioners with expertise in medicine, informatics, and pedagogy. Based on previous experiences, the program provides a strong learning environment with extensive collaboration and networking among participants, while it is hard to maintain the collegial network and continue to share knowledge and experiences. Research has shown that new information technologies have potential to create learning opportunities and support reflection, collaboration and workplace learning. However, due to a history of IT-related problems in healthcare, where (despite documented benefits) many eHealth initiatives have failed in practice, health professionals are often less supportive towards such technologies. The research question is: How can IT be used for continuous learning and what are the implications of participatory design for the introduction of eHealth for workplace learning and use in clinical context?

    Method

    Inspired by participatory action research (PAR), the program is designed to offer a learning environment in which participants develop their paediatric and educational practices, as well as improve IT skills and digital competence needed as per today and in the future. In this new program a digital learning platform is introduced with the intention to contribute to formal course objectives but also to function as support for informal learning, networking and knowledge sharing during and after the CPD program, thus promoting long-term continuity of the educational outcomes. During the two-year course, the participants will develop a digital platform together with a Ph.D. student, for paediatric practice, present, and future learning as well as a web-based learning environment.

    Outcome

    The benefits of this project, where the focus is on eHealth as support for continuous learning, is for healthcare providers and physicians to be able to meet the demands and challenges for the future medical profession. The originality is that the digital platform in use is developed by the participants, integrated into the course and daily work and that the primary focus of the platform is to support continuous learning. This research is still in an initial stage (2016-2018), and findings are tentative. The project is linked to patient benefit, health professionals’ workplace learning, and continuous training. Children, carers or family members are not directly involved in this project, but the CPD program is built up around patient cases and focus on patient outcomes, in terms of improved safety and quality of care of the child.

    Conclusion

    There are potential difficulties recruiting paediatric educators to the program. This is addressed by supporting the participants in their role as educators and experts in outpatient paediatrics as well as regarding how IT could support not only learning a new subject or training skills but also learning how to learn. In summary, this project highlights the importance of interdisciplinary and practice-based research for continuous improvement and quality in healthcare, especially due to new demands following the patient-centric care and new role of patients, and sheds light on both benefits and challenges of integrating IT and learning in daily clinical work

  • 388.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Seeds of Workplace Learning in Information Systems: A Literature Review2017In: IRIS40, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Halden, Norway, August 6-10, 2017, 2017, p. 1-19Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 389.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Towards Learning with Digital Artifacts2017In: Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 working conference on the diffusion and adoption of information technology, Guimares, Portugal, June 2017, IFIP , 2017, article id 10Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalization of the workplace and society at large brings new challenges for the field of Information Systems. A better understanding of how we learn with digital artifacts in our daily routines is needed. This paper is a literature review of how workplace learning has been addressed within the field, bringing together workplace learning and IS. The aim is to provide an alternative perspective to further IFIP 8.6 as a working group, where the suggestion is to re-image the group towards learning with digital artifacts. IS should be the leading field addressing digitalization of society. However, so far learning theorists has not been fully utilized within IS in fostering our understanding of how digitalization affects society. We argue that there is a need to explicitly talk about learning in IS and suggest IFIP 8.6 to be that place, which could contribute to advancements in our IS field in general.

  • 390.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group, S-461 85 Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Norström, Livia
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Tuning professionalism in the public sector2018In: AIS SIGPRAG Pre-ICIS Workshop 2018: "Practice-based Design and Innovation of Digital Artifacts", 2018, p. -3Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalization in the public sector poses challenges for the professionals that have previously not been using digital tools as a part of their everyday practice. Building on three qualitative research projects this study shed light on contradictions and tussles, as well as possibilities re-lated to professionalism in the public sector. The three cases involve different professionals: cancer rehabilitation nurses, municipality communicators, and resident physicians. The paper aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of digitalization efforts on everyday work practices, and the emerging opportunities and challenges of using digital artifacts as a part of professional work. Our findings show how the transition toward digital work practices is pushing the professional boundaries of rooted professionalism in the public sector. The meaning of work and what it means to be a professional profoundly changes. The process of tuning professionalism in the public sector is not straight forward.

  • 391.
    Vogel-Rödin, Rasmus
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Blivande lärares perspektiv på nätmobbning: En studie baserad på transcendental fenomenologi2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The impact of digital communication due the ever-expanding Internet, has made cyberbullying a more frequent focused on topic. Smartphones and tablets are today standard communication tools used by students. However, there are few policies or guidelines describing how the consequences of this use, should be handled, or approached. This transcendental phenomenological study focus on prospective teachers, experience and experiences of cyberbullying in school, were they play a critical role in working proactive. The prospective teachers described various different experiences regarding social network sites, Internet behavior, cyberbullying in school, and proactive work related to cyberbullying. The study shows that cyberbullying is a multidimensional phenomenon, were emotional, social and technical dimensions are described with detailed experiences. Finally, the study reveals prospective teachers common unawareness and insecurities generally in schools, due to lack of knowledge and education, on how they should act when faced with the problems cyberbullying creates.

  • 392.
    Walladbegi, Java
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Swede.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Anncarin
    Uppsala University, Department of Hematology, Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, U751 85, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jontell, Mats
    University of Gothenburg,Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Correction to Innovative intraoral cooling device better tolerated and equally effective as ice cooling2018In: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, ISSN 0344-5704, E-ISSN 1432-0843, Vol. 81, no 1, p. 225-225Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Unfortunately, the online published article has error in Table 1. The correct Table 1 is given in the following page.

  • 393.
    Walladbegi, Java
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Anncarin
    Uppsala University,Department of Hematology, Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jontell, Mats
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Innovative intraoral cooling device better tolerated and equally effective as ice cooling.2017In: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, ISSN 0344-5704, E-ISSN 1432-0843, Vol. 80, no 5, p. 965-972Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: Most of the patients who receive myeloablative therapy prior to stem cell transplantation develop oral mucositis (OM). This adverse reaction manifests as oral mucosal erythema and ulcerations and may require high doses of morphine for pain alleviation. OM may also interfere with food intake and result in weight loss, a need for parenteral nutrition, and impaired quality of life. To date, there have been very few studies of evidence-based interventions for the prevention of OM. Cryotherapy, using ice chips, has been shown to reduce in an efficient manner the severity and extent of OM, although clinical applications are still limited due to several shortcomings, such as adverse tooth sensations, problems with infectious organisms in the water, nausea, and uneven cooling of the oral mucosa. The present proof-of-concept study was conducted to compare the tolerability, temperature reduction, and cooling distribution profiles of an intra-oral cooling device and ice chips in healthy volunteers who did not receive myeloablative treatment, and therefore, did not experience the symptoms of OM.

    METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers used the cooling device and ice chips for a maximum of 60 min each, using a cross-over design. The baseline and final temperatures were measured at eight intra-oral locations using an infra-red thermographic camera. The thermographic images were analysed using two digital software packages. A questionnaire was used to assess the tolerability levels of the two interventions.

    RESULTS: The intra-oral cooling device was significantly better tolerated than the ice-chips (p = 0.0118). The two interventions were equally effective regarding temperature reduction and cooling distribution.

    CONCLUSIONS: The intra-oral cooling device shows superior tolerability in healthy volunteers. Furthermore, this study shows that temperature reduction and cooling distribution are achieved equally well using either method.

  • 394.
    Walladbegi, Java
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Svanberg, Anncarin
    Uppsala University Hospital, Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to study cryoprevention of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis after autologous stem cell transplantation.2018In: BMJ Open, ISSN 2044-6055, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 8, no 10, article id e021993Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    INTRODUCTION: A majority of patients who receive myeloablative therapy prior to hematopoetic stem cell transplantation develop oral mucositis (OM). This adverse cytotoxic effect manifests as oral mucosal erythema and ulcerations and frequently necessitates high doses of morphine for pain alleviation. OM may also interfere with food intake and result in parenteral nutrition, weight loss and impaired quality of life. To date, there have been a few studies of evidence-based interventions for prevention of OM. Cooling the oral mucosa using ice chips in conjunction with chemotherapy is known to reduce the severity of OM although clinical application is still limited due to several disadvantages. The primary endpoint of this study is therefore to evaluate the efficacy of an innovative intraoral cooling device (Cooral) compared with ice cooling in reducing the degree of OM, in patients with myeloma or lymphoma.

    METHOD AND ANALYSIS: A total of 180 patients from four different university hospitals in Sweden will be randomised to ice or Cooral in a proportion of 1:1. The degree of OM will be assessed at eight intraoral locations, in accordance with the Oral Mucositis Assessment Scale and WHO scale. Patients will be registered beginning at admission and will continue until discharge or until day +28. The primary variable is analysed in a multiple linear regression model. The significance level used is 5%.

    ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study protocol, questionnaire, diaries and letter of invitation to participants have been reviewed by the local ethical board in Göteborg. The trial results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and disseminated to participants.

    TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03203733; Pre-results.

    PROTOCOL VERSION: Version 4, 2017-06-05.

  • 395.
    Willermark, Sara
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Pareto, Lena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Sørensen, Carsten
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. The London School of Economics and Political Science.
    Expansive Learning in Transforming Teaching PracticesIn: Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 396.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    The cultural brokering power of social pedagogy in education for Roma students2019In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 5-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Throughout history, people have concerned themselves with how people can live and work together in an inclusive society that encourages cooperative and productive bonds. This question is highly relevant in contemporary society that is characterized by growing migration and social differentiation. One, maybe obvious, solution is to provide people the opportunity to participate in education, creating conditions for a more inclusive society. In that context, questions are often raised about the relation between education and integration of immigrants. Social pedagogy aims to combine educational and social interventions. This study takes place at a school for adult Roma students and the aim is to identify and explain social pedagogical strategies with respect to inclusion processes. The results show how theoretical foundations of social pedagogy works as a €˜facilitator€™ and guide the teachers’ actions. By taking cultural belonging into account, shed light on issues relating to learning processes as well as mobilization and inclusion.

  • 397.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Work Integrated learning through an R&D project: a Case Study of Student´s participation in a Health Promoting Integration Project at University West2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 398.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Assmo, Per
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Work Integrated Learning through an R&D Project: A Case Study of Participant´s learning processes in an Integration Project between Uddevalla municipality and University West, Sweden2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 399.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Ingemar
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Rektorer, lärande och digitalisering2019In: VILÄR 5-6 december 2019, University West, Trollhättan: Abstracts / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: University West , 2019, p. 21-22Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    För att utveckla kunskap om relationen mellan rektorers vardagliga arbete och lärande utvecklades en studie med syftet att studera och utveckla kunskap om hur rektorer i gymnasieskolor arbetar med ledning och utveckling. Två centrala frågeställningar var i fokus;- vilka förutsättningar och hinder upplever rektorer i det dagliga arbetet med fokus på hur det pedagogiska ledarskapet gestaltas i vardagen?- Hur leds förändringsarbete och utvecklingsprocesser i det dagliga arbetet utifrån ett kontextuellt perspektiv?

    Totalt har tio gymnasierektorer observerats fyra dagar vardera och intervjuas individuellt samt i två fokusgrupper. Studien utgick från ett sociokulturellt och aktivitetsteoretiskt perspektiv där antagandet är att lärande utvecklas och formas tillsammans med andra. Resultatet visar hur rektorer på olika sätt arbetar för att bereda möjligheter för lärare att fullfölja den pedagogiska uppgiften. Detta görs individuellt med lärare och kollektivt i lärarlag, men även genom att återkommande kommunicera det pedagogiska uppdraget uppåt i organisationen, exempelvis till lokala kommunpolitiker och i relation till budgetarbeten och tolkningar av skolverkets olika direktiv. I arbetet med skolverkets direktiv kring t.ex. åtgärdsplaner visas hur utvecklingsarbete kring IG-varningar processas och leder till förändrade strukturer och nya pedagogiska insatser. Till skillnad mot tidigare forskningresultat där rektorer uttrycker ett ensamarbete, var rektorerna i den här studien samstämmiga i uppfattningen kring vikten av det kollegiala stödet som möjliggjordes genom fysisk närhet och öppna dörrar till rektorskollegor.En ytterligare dimension i det pedagogiska ledarskapet och utvecklingsarbetet är att hantera den ökade digitaliseringen som innebär förändrade villkor för kommunikation, informationshantering och organisering av läraktiviteter. Digital kompetens och digital infrastruktur framstår som en förutsättning i dagens utbildning och skola och rektorerna behöver då hantera frågor av karaktären:

    hur och i vilken utsträckning användande av digital teknik förändrar de sätt som lärare och elever uppfattar, förstår och tolkar kunskap- vilka nya sätt att organisera lärares kompetensutveckling som möjliggörs och kommer att vara produktiva- hur och varför olika aktiviteter öppnar upp för nya typer av lärarinterventioner när man ska stödja professionellas lärandeFrågorna får både pedagogiska och didaktiska konsekvenser och visar på områdets komplexitet, där aggregerade analyser av kunskapsläget är viktiga för både den fortsatta forskningen i området och för fortsatt verksamhetsutveckling.

  • 400.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Spante, Maria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Willermark, Sara
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Digitaliseringen i skolan: möjligheter och utmaningar2018Book (Other academic)
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