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Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D. – Educational Technology, 2012
This article discusses the professional dimension of making technology-enhanced learning (TEL) a part of European higher educational practices. In order to position the article in a European context, three of the most important European research Networks of Excellence (NoEs) aimed at understanding, developing, and implementing TEL and educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola – Online Submission, 2011
It is sometimes assumed that teachers in an informed way shall embrace TEL (technology enhanced learning) in their practices. In this article, it is argued that TPD (teachers' professional development) for this purpose can be a part of their engagement in an OLC (online learning community), and we ask the questions--How can professional…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teachers, Faculty Development, Electronic Learning
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Olofsson, Anders D. – Educational Technology & Society, 2007
This paper discusses the issue of learner participation in a net-based higher education course. With the starting point in recent educational policies formulated by the European Union and the results of an evaluation report from the Swedish Net University, I raise the question of which pedagogical aspects need to be considered in order to support…
Descriptors: Interviews, Rural Schools, Educational Principles, Community
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Hauge, Trond Eiliv – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the use of blogs as part of a formative assessment practice, to report how reflective peer-to-peer learning can be designed and provided in online higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The research relies on a qualitative approach. The empirical setting comprised an online higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Formative Evaluation
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Stodberg, Ulf – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an understanding of students' meaning-making processes, as they are part of an e-assessment practice via written blog posting upon their own, and their co-students' performances, presented online through shared video media. Design/methodology/approach: The research relies on qualitative data to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Use Studies, Educational Technology
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Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Stodberg, Ulf – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article is about learning to perform in a digital environment with specific focus on online higher education. In the article, an online higher educational setting is analysed from a hermeneutical approach, using the learning sequence model suggested by Selander (2008) as a theoretical frame. The institutional framing, used as an empirical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Internet
Lindberg, J. Ola, Ed.; Olofsson, Anders D., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2009
In today's society, the professional development of teachers is urgent due to the constant change in working conditions and the impact that information and communication technologies have in teaching practices. "Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development: Methods for Improved Education Delivery" features innovative…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Professional Development
Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D. – International Education Journal, 2006
This article reports on the working conditions within Swedish ICT-supported distance-based teacher education. Data collected from teacher trainees are analyzed and discussed in relation to Swedish governmental policies concerning teacher education and distance education and theories emphasizing the importance of social aspects of education. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Distance Education, Preservice Teachers
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2005
Purpose: With a philosophical stance in relation to education, this paper aims to discuss different understandings of participation in an information and communication technology (ICT)-supported distance-based teacher education program in Sweden. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on early results from two studies, both of which…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration