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Biosketch: Professor Mikael Alexandersson

I am professor of education sciences at the Department of Education and Didactics, University of Gothenburg. I am also Dean at the Faculty of education and Co-director of LinCS, The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society. I have two main research interests: The teaching and learning process when it occurs in ICT environments (e.g. via artefacts as cd-rom, Internet, e-mail and multimedia) and how different school reforms effects teachers' daily work and how teachers learn through their own practice.

Current research activities

  • Project EXpertise, Authority and Control on the InterneT (EXACT): a study of the formation of source credibility in Web2.0 environments for learning. Funding through The Committee for Educational Science/The Swedish Research Council (2008 – 2010)
  • Project School, Ethnicity and Democracy. Funding through The strategical research funding at University of Gothenburg (2007 – 2008)
  • Project Children of Immigrants in School. Funding through The National Science Foundation in USA (2006 – 2008)
  • Design and implement of educational software – a systematic analysis. Fundings through LearnIT/ The Knowledge Foundation (2004 – 2008)

Recent publications

Limberg, L., Alexandersson, M., Lantz-Andersson & Folkesson, L. (In print) What matters? Shaping meaningful learning through teaching information literacy. In Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services.

Alexandersson, M. & Limberg, L. (Accepted). Construction of Information Illiterates in the Knowledge Society. Nordisk Pedagogik.

Limberg, L., Alexandersson, M. & Lantz Andersson, A. (2008). To Be Lost and to Be a Loser through the Web. In Hansson, T. Handbook of Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, methods, and ethical issues. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Alexandersson, M. (2007). How to do a thing into something? Learning sloyd through interactions with artefacts. In M. Johansson & M. Porko-Hudd (Eds.), Knowledge, Qualities and Sloyd (Techne series: Research in Sloyd Education and Crafts Science A:10/2007, 1–4). Vasa, Finland: Åbo Akademi University.

Alexandersson, M. & Lantz-Andersson, A. (2007). In the Dialog about the Diameter; Learning and Instruction in a computer supported environment. Paper presented at EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference, Budapest, Hungary August 28 - September 1.

Limberg, L., Alexandersson, M., Lantz-Andersson & Folkesson, L. (2007). What matters? Shaping meaningful learning through teaching information literacy. Paper presented at 6th EURASIP Conference on Speech and Image Processing, Multimedia Communication, Aberdeen Scotland, June 7, 2007.

Alexandersson, M. (2007). Dags för den "fjärde basfärdigheten"! Om elevers kunskapsbildning när de "forskar" via datorn. I Perspektiv på praktik. Svenska i klassrummet. Red. Ellvin, M., Holmblom. L. & Lindbaum. E., Stockholm: Svensklärarföreningen.

Alexandersson, M., Hurtig, M. & Söderlund, A. (2006). Mot vidgade vyer: om elevers lärande i Sandviken via den nya informationstekniken. Slutrapport inom projektet ELISA. Institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap, Luleå tekniska universitet.

Alexandersson, M. (2006). Praxisnära forskning och läraryrkets vetenskapliga bas. Utbildningsvetenskap: ett kunskapsområde under formering. Red. Sandin, B. & Säljö, R. Stockholm: Carlssons förlag.

Alexandersson, M. & Runesson, U. (2006). The Tyranny of the Temporal Dimension: Learning about Fundamental Values when Using Information Technology. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 50(4): 411-427.

Alexandersson, M. (2006). How to Do a Thing into Something? Learning Sloyd through Interactions with Artefacts. Paper presented at Tradition in Transition – The First International Conference on Sloyd, May 15-18, Umeå universitet.

Alexandersson, M. & Limberg, L. (2006). To be Lost and to be a Loser through the Web. Paper presented at NERA/NFPF’s 34th Congress, Örebro universitet, 9-11 mars.

Alexandersson, M. & Limberg, L. (2005). In the Shade of the Knowledge Society and the Importance of Information Literacy. Paper presented at EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference, August 23-27, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Linderoth, J., Lindström, B., & Alexandersson, M. (2004). Learning with Computer Games. Toys, Games and Media. Red. Goldstein, J., Buckingham, D. & Brougere, G. London: Lawrence Earlbaum. 157-176.

Limberg, L. & Alexandersson, M. (2003). The School Library as a Space for Learning. School Libraries Worldwide 9(1): 1-15.

Alexandersson, M. & Limberg, L. (2003). Constructing Meaning through Information Artefacts. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research 4: 17-30.

Alexandersson, M. (2003). What Do Students Learn from the Internet? Paper presented at Seminar on Integrating Technology in Education, November 14, City College of New York, NY.


foto Mikael Alexandersson

Mikael Alexandersson

Ph.D., Professor, Senior Advisor LinCS

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