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Öberg, L.-M., Nyström, C., Littlejohn, A. & Vrieling-Teunter, E. (2019). Communities of Inquiry in Crisis Managment Exercises. In: Allison Littlejohn, Jimmy Jaldemark, Emmy Vrieling-Teunter, Femke Nijland (Ed.), Networked Professional Learning: Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development (pp. 55-68). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communities of Inquiry in Crisis Managment Exercises
2019 (English)In: Networked Professional Learning: Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development / [ed] Allison Littlejohn, Jimmy Jaldemark, Emmy Vrieling-Teunter, Femke Nijland, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019, p. 55-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Employees working in diverse settings such as schools, shops and government organisations have to be prepared for crisis situations, for example a school shooting, extreme weather flooding, a health pandemic and so on. In these situations they have to deal with the unexpected which makes it difficult to anticipate what they need to learn and how. This chapter examines how employees learn to deal with crisis situations, specifically focusing on whether a crisis management exercise could contribute to the development of a community of inquiry (CoI). The CoI model is chosen as the underpinning theory because it is assumed that learning communities create awareness, trust, and support knowledge sharing, which are necessary pre-conditions for collaboration in crisis management situations. The study uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to analyse a simulated crisis exercise. The first round of analysis evidences that the exercise does not contribute to the development of a learning community. Digging deeper into the data in a second round, the results show that the CoI model does not reflect the various types of learning communities that develop within a crisis management exercise, such as home communities, cohort communities, specialist communities and local working groups. A key recommendation is that the CoI model should be expanded to include these four community types. Four additional key concepts appear important for community development in crisis management exercises: adoption of the various group, considering important partnerships, value creation and visibility. The extended CoI model could help to plan, monitor and evaluate professional learning of learning communities in future crisis management exercises.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019
Series
Springer Nature, ISSN 2570-4525, E-ISSN 2570-4532
Keywords
Communities of inquiry, Crisis management, Professional learning
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37510 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-18030-0_4 (DOI)978-3-030-18029-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Öberg, L.-M., Nyström, C., Hrastinski, S., Mozelius, P. & Söderback, J. (2019). Interaction and group work in blended synchronous higher education: exploring effects on learning outcomes, satisfaction and retention. In: Proceedings of 18th European Conference of e-learning, ECEL: . Paper presented at 18th European Conference of e-learning, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-8 November 2019 (pp. 420-427). UK: Academic Conferences Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interaction and group work in blended synchronous higher education: exploring effects on learning outcomes, satisfaction and retention
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of 18th European Conference of e-learning, ECEL, UK: Academic Conferences Limited, 2019, p. 420-427Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Technology enhanced learning is today a part of most university courses and pure traditional face-to-face courses are rare. Modern blended learning has evolved from an asynchronous design to involve a blend of technology enhanced synchronous activities. To address the identified problems with feelings of loneliness, confusion and low motivation blended learning must also be designed to support collaboration, rich teacher-student and student-student interaction. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between collaborative learning, retention rates and learning outcomes in university courses given in blended synchronous mode. The important main research questions to answer were: “What is the relationship between student satisfaction, student interaction, learning outcomes and retention rates?, and: “What kind of variables could be used to describe how group work is being conducted?

 

The overall research strategy was a case study approach with data collected from multiple sources. Teachers from 37 courses in two bachelor programmes answered an online survey to investigate the relations between student collaboration, student interaction, pass rates and students- overall impression of courses. Survey answers were analysed and compared to answers in course evaluations and results in national study documentation system.

 

Findings indicate that there is a correlation between students’ overall impression of a course and the pass rate, where students’ overall impressions are based on the course evaluation. There is also a correlation between students’ interactions in a course and students’ overall impression of a course, where a high degree of student interactions results in a more positive overall impression. There were no correlations regarding student grades, and the various types of group work and the design differences between the two programmes require further analyses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Academic Conferences Limited, 2019
Keywords
Collaborative learning, Student retention, Learning outcomes, Blended synchronous learning, Higher education
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37944 (URN)10.34190/EEL.19.036 (DOI)2-s2.0-85077509001 (Scopus ID)978-1-912764-42-6 (ISBN)
Conference
18th European Conference of e-learning, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-8 November 2019
Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Öberg, L.-M. & Nyström, C. A. (2016). Evaluation of the level of collaboration in a regional crisis exercise setting: - the use of Community of Inquiry. In: Proceedings of Information systems research seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS) 2016: . Paper presented at The 39th Information Systems Research Conference in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, Sweden, 7-10 August 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of the level of collaboration in a regional crisis exercise setting: - the use of Community of Inquiry
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Information systems research seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS) 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Planning for regional security and crisis management could be supported by well performed exercises. These exercises should be evaluated from different views in order to investigate the participants learning from the exercise. Since the evaluation seldom rest upon established learning theories it will be difficult to evaluate if the exercise will lead to the stated goals. Authorities in the counties of Jämtland and Västernorrland, intend to implement such exercise spring, 2016. The Theme for the exercise is “Flooding” - “Höga flöden” based on a scenario describing extremely high rainfall which could affect hydroelectric dams. The authorities should act and collaborate based on local crisis plans and how the scenario changes over time. We intend to use the Community of inquiry model when evaluating how the participants act, reflect and learn from the exercise. The Community of inquiry (CoI) model consists of three elements: social presence, cognitive presence and teaching presence. The model assumes that learning occurs within the Community through the interaction of this three core elements.  We intend to use a validated version of a survey instrument connected to the CoI model (Arbaugh et al, 2008). Hence, the aim of this paper is to propose an evaluation method to evaluate levels of communities in regional exercises.

Keywords
community of Inquiry, regional security and crisis management, exercises, evaluation, learning, presence
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29640 (URN)
Conference
The 39th Information Systems Research Conference in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, Sweden, 7-10 August 2016
Projects
GSS 2
Funder
Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak
Available from: 2016-12-18 Created: 2016-12-18 Last updated: 2016-12-21Bibliographically approved
Amcoff Nyström, C., Asproth, V., Persson Slumpi, T. & Olsson, H. (2014). Boundless collaboration: Distributed concurrent design in an inter-regional collaboration between emergency authorities. In: Marjanović, D.; Štorga, M.; Pavković, N.; Bojčetić, N. (Ed.), Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference: . Paper presented at Design 2014, 13th International Design Conference (pp. 1621-1630). The Design Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boundless collaboration: Distributed concurrent design in an inter-regional collaboration between emergency authorities
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference / [ed] Marjanović, D.; Štorga, M.; Pavković, N.; Bojčetić, N., The Design Society, 2014, p. 1621-1630Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the article is to evaluate how Distributed Concurrent Design works during collaboration in a distributed system development project. We studied collaboration between emergency authorities in Sweden and Norway developing a demonstrator for emergency training. Evaluation criteria were people, processes, and tools. We have used a multi-method approach with the evaluation criterion as a lens. Findings has so far shown that distributed concurrent design works as a method in system development projects but much effort must be put on planning, management and training in available tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2014
Series
Design DS77:, ISSN 1847-9073
Keywords
collaboration, concurrent design, system development, evaluation
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22685 (URN)2-s2.0-84958056440 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Design 2014, 13th International Design Conference
Available from: 2014-08-28 Created: 2014-08-28 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved
Asproth, V., Holmberg, S. & Nyström, C. (2014). Soft Early Warning for Regional Security. International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, 30, 191-198
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Soft Early Warning for Regional Security
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, ISSN 1373-5411, Vol. 30, p. 191-198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we will discuss security in functional regions that are divided between twoor more nations. Awareness and preparation requires some sort of warning mechanismmaking it possible for the people in the region to become aware and to preparethemselves for upcoming emergency situations. As both the disaster indicators and thecrisis to come are both fuzzy and unknown, we will speak about Soft Early WarningSystems (SEWS). In SEWS each individual living in a region will act as a networkedhuman anticipatory emergency sensor and actor. Our conception of such a regionalsecurity SEWS is given in the form of an idealised design called the netAgora portal.After discussing the broad lines of the netAgora design this paper will be focusing onthe key role anticipatory modelling and simulation may play in a tool for developing aSEWS capacity for handling transnational complex emergencies and disasters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liege, Belgium: , 2014
Keywords
Soft Early Warning, Regional Security, Crisis Management, Preparation and Training, Anticipatory Modelling and Simulation.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24096 (URN)
Projects
GSS
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved
Banck, B., Löfstedt, U. & Amcoff Nyström, C. (2013). Kompetensförsörjning för lärande organisationer med fokus på TI.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kompetensförsörjning för lärande organisationer med fokus på TI
2013 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18076 (URN)978-91-87103-48-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved
Amcoff Nyström, C. & Asproth, V. (2013). Virtual Teams - Support for Technical Communication. Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change, 10(1), 87-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Virtual Teams - Support for Technical Communication
2013 (English)In: Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change, ISSN 1477-9633, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 87-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To work together in virtual teams has increasingly become a natural change

in how organizations work. Due to demands from the environment,

organizations have had to transform from traditional ways of working to

becoming more flexible and adaptive. The aim of this article is to identify

obstacles, problems, and presumptions in order to enable the virtual team to

be successful. A project — The TIC-project — is described, and results from

a study concerning collaboration and networking among companies within

Technical Communication are presented. Results show that, to a great

extent, experiences from networking are lacking. Furthermore, trust must be

embedded in the teams, meaning that personal meetings must precede

virtual meetings. Most interviewees declared a wish to collaborate despite

being competitors. Finally, questions and topics for further research are

presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellectbooks, 2013
Keywords
collaboration, competence development, emancipation, empowerment
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18579 (URN)10.1179/1477963312Z.0000000006 (DOI)2-s2.0-84875878068 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-03-12 Created: 2013-03-12 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Amcoff Nyström, C., Olsson, H. & Asproth, V. (2012). Assumptions for Distributed Concurrent Design and Decision Making. In: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Pavković N., Bojčetić N. (Ed.), Proceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN: . Paper presented at 12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012; Dubrovnik; Croatia; 21 May 2012 through 24 May 2012; Code 97426 (pp. 543-550). Dubrovnik, Croatia
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assumptions for Distributed Concurrent Design and Decision Making
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN / [ed] Marjanović D., Štorga M., Pavković N., Bojčetić N., Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2012, p. 543-550Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dubrovnik, Croatia: , 2012
Keywords
Awareness, Concurrent design, Decision making, Distributed concurrent design, Trust
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17180 (URN)2-s2.0-84879705586 (Scopus ID)9789537738174 (ISBN)
Conference
12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012; Dubrovnik; Croatia; 21 May 2012 through 24 May 2012; Code 97426
Projects
Teknikinformationscentrum 2
Available from: 2012-10-09 Created: 2012-10-09 Last updated: 2017-09-18Bibliographically approved
Asproth, V., Amcoff Nyström, C., Olsson, H. & Persson Slumpi, T. (2012). Distributed concurrent design in system development projects. In: IRIS 35/SCIS2012 – DESIGNING THE INTERACTIVE SOCIETY. Paper presented at Third Scandinavian Conference on IS & the 35th IRIS SeminarDesigning the Interactive Society, 17-20 August 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Distributed concurrent design in system development projects
2012 (English)In: IRIS 35/SCIS2012 – DESIGNING THE INTERACTIVE SOCIETY, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17181 (URN)
Conference
Third Scandinavian Conference on IS & the 35th IRIS SeminarDesigning the Interactive Society, 17-20 August 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden
Available from: 2012-10-09 Created: 2012-10-09 Last updated: 2013-01-25Bibliographically approved
Nyström, C. (2011). On journey with system thinkers - Systems thinking in education and research, today and tomorrow. In: Viveca Asproth (Ed.), Challenges for the Future in an ICT Context (pp. 138-150). Östersund: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On journey with system thinkers - Systems thinking in education and research, today and tomorrow
2011 (English)In: Challenges for the Future in an ICT Context / [ed] Viveca Asproth, Östersund: Mid Sweden University , 2011, p. 138-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mid Sweden University, 2011
Keywords
systems thinking, course development, higher education, critical informaiton
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15678 (URN)978-91-86694-90-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2013-02-21Bibliographically approved
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