Here we present the results in forms of publications from the members of DigitaL. We also present international as well as national research activities that DigitaL has been arranging.


  • Serholt, S., & Barendregt, W. (2016). Robots Tutoring Children: Longitudinal Evaluation of Social Engagement in Child-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI'16), Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Islind, A. S., Lindroth, T., Snis, U. L., & Sørensen, C. (2016b). Co-creation and Fine-Tuning of Boundary Resources in Small-Scale Platformization. In U. Lundh Snis (Ed.), Nordic Contributions in IS Research: 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016, Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 149-162). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Serholt, S., Barendregt, W., Küster, D., Jones, A., Alves-Oliveira, P., & Paiva, A. (2016). Students' Normative Perspectives on Classroom Robots. In  Proceedings of the International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 (Vol. Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence and Applications): IOS Press.
  • Sofkova Hashemi, S. & Spante, M. (2016). Den didaktiska designens betydelse: IT-didaktiska modeller och ramvillkor. In: Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi & Maria Spante (Ed.), Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö: (pp. 125-136). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.
  • Rangraz, Masood, Arghavan Shahlaei, Charlotte and Stenmark, Dick. “Competence in a Digitalized Workplace” (2016).  IRIS 2016. Paper 25 (pp. 1-14).
  • Algers, A., Lindström, B., & Svensson, L. (2016). Work-based learning through negotiated projects–exploring learning at the boundary. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 6(1), 2-19. 
  • Hall, L., Hume, C., Tazzyman, S., Deshmukh, A., Janarthanam, S., Hastie, H., Aylett, R., Castellano, G., Papadopoulos, F., Jones, A., Corrigan, L.G., Paiva, A., Alves Oliveira, P., Ribeiro, T., Barendregt, W., Serholt, W. & Kappas, A. Map Reading with and Empathic Robot Tutor. International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Christchurch, New Zealand, Extended Abstracts, March 2016
  • Sofkova Hashemi, S. & Spante, M. (2016). Lärarprofessionens nya villkor i samhällets digitalisering. In: Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi & Maria Spante (Ed.), Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö: (pp. 9-20). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.
  • Spante, M. (2016). Dialog och digital teknik som stöd för att förstå människans levnadsvillkor. In: Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi & Maria Spante (Ed.), Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö: (pp. 67-88). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.
  • Spante, M. & Alfredsson, K. (2016) Cross Competence Collaboration to Design for Inclusion. NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 23-27 November, Gothenburg,
  • Hattinger, M., and Spante, M. (2016). Mediated and Situated Engineering Education - Teachers beliefs and experiences of digitalization of e-learning courses. In review for publication in Learning, Media and Technlogy, submitted in September, 2016.
  • Serholt, S., Barendregt, W., Vasalou, A., Alves-Oliveira, P., Jones, A., Petisca, S., et al. (2016). The case of classroom robots: teachers' deliberations on the ethical tensions. AI & SOCIETY, 1-19.
  • Hashemi, S., S., and Spante, M. (2016) Kollaborativ undervisning i digital skolmiljö. Gleerups.
  • Johansson, L.-O., Snis, U. L., & Svensson, L. (2016). A Boundary Practice Perspective on Co-creation of ICT Innovations. Paper presented at the Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. 
  • Sofkova Hashemi, S. & Cederlund, K. (2016) Making room for the transformation
of literacy instruction in the digital classroom. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, pp. 1-33. DOI: 10.1177/1468798416630779
  • Willermark, S., Pareto, L. & Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2016) Didactical designs in use - exploring technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. Designs for learning 2016, 17-20 May, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 2002-2014.
  • Mona Lundin , Johan Lundin , (2016) "Learning the discourse of quality assurance: A case of workplace learning in online in-service training", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 28 Iss: 3, pp.98 – 114.
  • Eriksson, M. L., & Pareto, L. (2016, August). Sound Bubbles for Productive Office Work. In Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 29-42). Springer International Publishing.
  • Östlund, C. and Svensson, L. (2015). Design Guidelines Through Educational Mining, Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015, (pp. 1854-1857). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Sofkova Hashemi, S. and Cederlund, K. (accepted) Technology-mediated instruction in early literacy: challenges imposed on teachers and education. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.
  • Hattinger, M., & Eriksson, K. (2015). Action Design Research: Design of e-WIL for the Manufacturing Industry. Paper presented at the Twenty-first Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015.
  • Gellerstedt, M., Pareto, L., & Svensson, L. (2015). The Goalkeeper: a tool for monitoring learning outcomes in PhD education. In ICERI 2015 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville (Spain). 16th-18th of November, 2015.
  • Öman, A. & Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2015) Design and redesign of a multimodal classroom task – Implications for teaching and learning. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research 14, pp. 139-159.
  • Lundin, J., Lundh Snis, U., & Svensson, L. (2015, May). The Illusion of Structure: About Harmonization and Variation in Competence Management System Practices in a Public Healthcare Organization. In 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015), May 26-29, Münster (pp. 1-14). ECIS.
  • Pareto, L., & Willermark, S. (2015). Progression i praktiken: att utveckla matematikundervisning genom samarbete och digital teknik. In NGL 2015. Next Generation Learning Conference, 18-19 november 2015, Högskolan Dalarna Falun.
  • Lindroth, T., Lundin, J., & Svensson, L. (2015). Laptops in classroom interaction: deconstructing the networked situation. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life Long Learning25(2), 226-240.
  • Ekman, K., Lundin, J. & Svensson, L. (2015). Attitudes towards IT and use of LMS in Teacher Education: A Swedish case study. Fullpaper in proceedings of SITE 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Bradley, L. (2015). The Mobile Language Learner – Use of Technology in Language Learning, Special issue MALL, Journal of Universal Computer Science, 21(10) 1269-1282.
  • Barendregt, W., & Serholt, S. (2015). Evaluation of an Empathic Robotic Tutor for Geography and Sustainability Learning ICSR 2015 Workshop on child-robot interaction evaluation. Paris, France.
  • Jones, A., Küster, D., Basedow, C. A., Alves-Oliveira, P., Serholt, S., Hastie, H., Lee, C., Barendregt, W., Kappas, A., Paiva, A., & Castellano, G. (2015). Empathic Robotic Tutors for Personalised Learning A Multidisciplinary Approach. In Social Robotics (pp. 285-295). Springer International Publishing.
  • Hattinger, M., & Eriksson, K. (2015). Action Design Research: Design of e-WIL for the Manufacturing Industry. Accepted for presentation at the Twenty-first Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015.
  • Willermark, S., Pareto, L., & Hashemi, S. S. (2015). Didactical designs in use-exploring technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. In Conference on Design for Learning (p.253).
  • Willermark, S. (2015). Obstacles Supporting Expansive Learning. In Computer-supported collaborative learning.
  • Islind, A. S., & Snis, U. L. (2015). MHealth in Home Care: a designated boundary object-in-use. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning (RWL9), 9-11 December 2015.
  • Serholt, S., Basedow, C., Barendregt, W., & Obaid, M. (2014). Comparing a Humanoid Tutor to a Human Tutor Delivering an Instructional Task to Children. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Madrid, Spain



  • (HT15) Collaboration in the method course for the students attending the international masters at Gothenburg University and University West.  The collaboration started in the spring of 2015 and the course was held in the spring of 2016 for two groups of international students from the aforementioned universities. The collaboration will continue for the spring of 2017.


Supervisions of Ph.D students


  • (VT15) “Learning, knowledge and ICT” - Lena Pareto (University West), Johan Lundin (Gothenburg University) and Inga Wernersson (University West & Gothenburg University)
  • (HT 16) “Foundations of research on Learning & Information Technology ”, The course is for teachers and PhD students from both Gothenburg University as well as University West  - Johan Lundin (Gothenburg University) and Lars Svensson (University West).
  • (VT17) “Learning, knowledge and ICT” - Lena Pareto (University West), Johan Lundin (Gothenburg University) and Inga Wernersson (University West & Gothenburg University), Hans Rystedt (Gothenburg University & University West)

Ph.D STUDENTS (financed fully or partially)




International & national activities


10/2, The cooperation day. Meetings with the regions external stakeholders. Presentations of the studios as well as workshops on relevant research questions and topics on the theme: The digitalization of the Working Life. 
24/4, Workshop about the virtual patient room 
17/5, Whole day with DigitaL on: Healthcare and digitalization
07/10, DigitaL 2.0, whole day of planning ahead



IFIP WG 8.6: Ljungskile 5-7 Augusti, 2016
IRIS39: Ljungskile 7-10 Augusti 2016
SCIS7: Ljungskile 7-10 Augusti 2016
Pre-ECIS 2016 workshop: Istanbul 12-15 Juni 2016


Lars Svensson is a Guest Professor at Gothenburg University (2016)


Swedish with the mobile phone - a project report (22.March 2016) - Pilotstudie report by Linda Bradley