Department of Information Technology

Group Leaders


Mats Daniels PhD, Professor

Research Interests

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


Arnold Pears PhD, Professor

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, Professor

Research Interests

  • How to assess professional competences
  • Coaching as a learning strategy
  • Students generated learning material
  • Action Research as a methodological framework

Anna Eckerdal PhD, Associate Professor

  • How students learn computer programming
  • The role of hands-on in learning to program
  • The relationship between learning theory and learning practice in the lab
  • Threshold concepts in Computer Science
  • What students know about software design, and how they learn it

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 competence
  • Communication in computer science education
  • Young learners' formal and informal computing education
  • MOOCs in computing education

Anne-Kathrin Peters PhD

  • Diversity and equity in computing
  • Social identity theory
  • Competence and competence development in computing education
  • Education for sustainability

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

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning CS.
  • CS teachers Competency.
  • Educational Epistemologies on Teaching CS.

Virginia Grande

Research Interests

  • Role models
  • Inclusive teaching
  • Identity
  • Gender and diversity in computing education
  • Professional competencies

Academic Sites

Kristina von Hausswolff

Research Interests

  • How students learn computer programming
  • Learning through practice in the CS lab
  • Pragmatic perspective on teaching and learning

Tina Vrieler

Research Interests

  • Computer science and computational thinking in K-12 education
  • Young learners' motivation and interest development of computer science and computing
  • Digital Capital
  • Research methodologies
Updated  2019-06-19 17:04:15 by Aletta Nylén.