Department of Information Technology



Arnold Pears PhD, Professor

Group Leader

Research Interests

  • Theories of knowledge construction in Computing
  • Research driven curriculum design and educational practice
  • Wireless and pervasive systems to support learning of Computing

Senior Researchers


Anders Berglund, PhD

Research Interests

  • How students learn computer science
  • Methodological rigour, particularly in qualitative research approaches
  • How computing is understood by students in various social and cultural contexts
  • Improve teaching of computing to diversified student cohorts

Åsa Cajander PhD, Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • How to assess professional competences
  • Coaching as a learning strategy
  • Life Long learning
  • Action Research as a methodological framework

Mats Daniels PhD, Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Learning in international open ended group project settings
  • How to promote and assess students development of professional skills
  • Quality assessment of educational programs

Academic Sites

Anna Eckerdal PhD, Associate Professor

  • How students learn computer programming
  • Threshold concepts in Computer Science
  • Informal learning and lifelong learning related to computing education
  • MOOCs in Computing Education

Lars-Åke Nordén PhD

  • Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 education
  • Self-efficacy in CS among Teachers

Aletta Nylén PhD

  • Development of professional competencies
  • Teaching and learning communication in Computer Science
  • MOOCs in Computing Education

Michael Thuné PhD, Professor

  • How students learn computer programming
  • Students' sense making in Scientific Computing

Neena Thota PhD

  • How students learn computer programming
  • The contextual and cultural situatedness of learning computer science
  • Methodological frameworks for research
  • Educational technologies

PhD Students

Fayiq Alghamdi

Virginia Grande

Research Interests

  • Inclusive teaching
  • Gender and diversity in computing education
  • Professional competences
  • MOOCs
  • Child-Computer Interaction for Education

Academic Sites

Kristina von Hausswolff

Anne-Kathrin Peters

  • How students develop a professional and disciplinary identity within the area of Computing and the role of education
  • Learner's epistemology and conception of learning
  • Perspectives on the discipline of Computing

Tina Vrieler

Updated  2017-02-04 15:40:47 by Arnold Pears.