Department of Information Technology


Centers and Networks

CeTUSS - Centrum för TeknikUtbildning i Studenternas Sammanhang (A national center for pedagogical development in technology education in a societal and student oriented context). The aim of CeTUSS is to improve the alignment of technology education with the needs of society and students in a way that increases both motivation and participation among the students with a clear aim to improve learning.

  • UpCERG members Anders Berglund, Mats Daniels and Arnold Pears direct the Swedish National Center for Engineering Education in a Student and Societal Context (CeTUSS)
  • We are also a principal node in NNEER, the Nordic Network for Engineering Education Research funded by NordForsk

Current projects

ABoLT - Al Baha: Optimising Learning and Teaching

T-PIPE, Theory and Practice in Programming Education. A 3 years project, start January 2012, supported by the Swedish Research Council. Members of the project are Anna Eckerdal, Anders Berglund and Michael Thuné from UpCERG, Inga-Britt Skogh and Lennart Rolandsson from KTH.

How Students Learn to Program In this line of research, we focus on how students learn computer programming. We use a student-centered, qualitative research approach.

RUNESTONE - International student cooperation in project form. A joint research, development and teaching project where Uppsala students make projects in cooperation with students at GVSU, Allendale, MI, USA. Since 2006 also with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN, USA and University of Turku, Turku/Åbo, Finland.

Explanograms- Explanograms are explanatory text and diagrams captured and stored as they are developed over time. Explanograms offer a new twist on an ancient means of communication by preserving chronology of creation of written material. Teachers can develop explanograms as easily as writing the explanation on a sheet of paper during a lecture or during an office hours consultation. We invented the explanogram as a learning aid for students, and as a means for improving our productivity as teachers.

ICT to enhance learning to program

Past projects

See also the publication page for past projects.

CS learner - Learning, learning resources, and learning environments in computer science
Analyzing and describing the variation in how learners select and use resources for learning

MEAD - Managing Education with teachers at A Distance.
The objective of this project is to investigate and develop approaches to include non-local experts in local courses.

WAY - Position Aware Collaboration Tools .
WAY (Where Are You) is based on a development of the wireless positioning technology that we have developed to use signal strength mappings and a heuristic algorithm to identify the position of a wireless unit

Wireless Learning Spaces Project.
The experiments conducted involved an evaluation of a class of approximately 40 final year students taking an advanced course in computer communication and networking. The course focused on cutting edge wireless technologies and ad hoc and active networking concepts. This innovative curriculum uses a project based learning model involving teams of students working on projects in topics such as mobile IP, ad hoc networking.

First IEEE Nordic Education Society Chapter Workshop
Uppsala May 9 - 10, 2003.

PASTICS - Peer ASsisted Teaching In Computer Science.
Knowledge creation in a distributed international learning environment

EXPRESSO Examination and Preferences in Students' Study Organization.
A study of the effects of new examination methods in the engineering education programme.

Quantitative and Qualitative changes to the gender structure at the Computer Science Programme in Uppsala

Evaluation of the pedagogical effects of personal portable computers
for students in Information technology.

Experiment with gender conscious teaching
in the course Digital technology and Computer Architecture

ACM ITiCSE Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education
Uppsala, June 1997.

Updated  2015-06-11 13:40:35 by Mats Daniels.