Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Glenn Karlsson , pp. 45. Inst. för arbetsvetenskap/Dept. Human Work Science, 2001.

The work

Författare / Author: Glenn Karlsson
Titel / Title: Att leva i en aktiv värld - svenska och danska barns umgänge med pedagoger i en virtuell värld
Översatt titel / Translated title: To live in an active world - Swedish and Danish childrens relations to educators in a virtual world.
Abstrakt Abstract:

In my study I have participated at the Fifth Dimension / Active Worlds site in Villa Gymnastiken in Ronneby, where I have worked both as an assistant to the project leader and as a researcher, but also as a participant together with the children. The children are working in a virtual world called Femtedim, created in a internet-based program named Active Worlds Education Universe. The Femtedim-world are bridging together two physical worlds in Ronneby and Copenhagen.
My main focus is on an intervention that occurred in the 12th of March when the research-team in Copenhagen, which runs the project in Denmark, decided to create a new challenge for the children since some of them started to get bored. They added gravitation to the Femtedim-world, which lead to a few different reactions among the children. Most of the children didn´t like it and were very hostile towards the idea that they would not be able to fly around freely in the Femtedim-world. Some children even refused to log on to the system at the beginning. The change have also resulted in a few popular contests and a hope that the children will cooperate and communicate more in the future.

Ämnesord / Subject: Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Education
Nyckelord / Keywords: Femte dimensionen, konstruktionism, barn, lärande, förändringens psykologi

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Människor Datateknik Arbetsliv/Human Work Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 05/24/2005
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats


Handledare / Supervisor: Rosita Andersson, Berthel Sutter,
Examinator / Examiner: Lena Hagberg
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för arbetsvetenskap/Dept. Human Work Science

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