Combining Research and Teaching in a Net-Based Learning Environment. Experiences from a net-based summer course on everyday IT - use and design

Document type: Miscellaneous
Author(s): Sara Eriksén, Annelie Ekelin, Pirjo Elovaara
Title: Combining Research and Teaching in a Net-Based Learning Environment. Experiences from a net-based summer course on everyday IT - use and design
Translated title: Att kombinera forskning och utbildning i en nätbaserad lärandemiljö. Erfarenheter från en nätbaserad sommarkurs om IT i vardagen - användning och design
Type of publication: Poster
Year: 2002
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Human Work Science and Media Technology (Institutionen för arbetsvetenskap och medieteknik)
Dept. of Human Work Science and Media Techn., S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.iar.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: sara.eriksen@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Problem-based learning is emphasized in teaching as well as in research at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, where we come from. Students work in projects, often in collaboration with businesses and other organizations in the region. Cross-disciplinary course modules and co-operative projects are offered, involving students and staff from different subject areas. As far as possible, student projects are linked to on-going research projects, and research, too, is carried out in close cooperation with the surrounding society, the public sector and enterprises/industries in the region.
Consequently, when we decided to offer a net-based summer course in 2002, an important aspect was how we could continue to link our on-going interdisciplinary research cooperation to the course in a constructive way, such that the students could be involved in problem-based learning of relevance to both their own situations and our research work. In this paper, we describe and reflect on some of the experiences from our first net-based summer course, in which we used three main themes and a combination of individual and group tasks to support reflection and dialogue around the literature and the students? own contributions to the course. The course was net-based, but also included F-2-F; three consecutive days of ?live? lectures and seminars at the university campus in Ronneby.
Summary in Swedish: Erfarenheter av planering och genomförande av en nätbaserad sommarkurs om IT i vardagen - användning och design. Ambitionen var att använda problem-baserat lärande och 'forskande lärande'. Ett lärarlag på tre personer, som också samarbetar i ett forskningsprojekt om användning och design av IT i offentlig sektor, utvecklade kursen tillsammans. Nätbaserad undervisning, problem-baserat lärande, IT i vardagen.
Subject: Human Work Science\Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Computer Science\General
Keywords: net-learning, problem-based learning, everyday IT
Note: http://netlearning2002.org/net.nsf
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