15 of January, 2013 By: Marcelo Milrad
Web and mobile solutions developed by CeLeKT for mobile data collection and visualizations integrates with a geographic information system, GIS, from the National Geographic Society (NGS). The GIS system form NGS has been designed to support geographic investigations and encourage collaboration between young citizens and researchers. During the last weekend of September 2012, nine researchers and teachers from Linnaeus University and schools in the region as well as a dozen people from Stanford University and the NGS met in Washington, DC. Together they adapted and tested the system for mobile data collection that has been developed by the members of CeLeKT. The group conducted a field study at the Potomac River, where the sensors, mobile phones and the mobile application that have been developed were used to measure, analyse and assess water quality. For four years we have worked with several schools in the region and in California, as well as industrial partners such as Intel, Pasco Scientific and NGS, with very successful results. A short video about this activity can be found below:
05 of January, 2013 By: Marcelo Milrad
One of the aims of the project People's Voices is to increase citizen participation in local and political issues.
Mobile phones have brought a revolution to many African countries. Even traditional tribes like the Maasai have embraced the new technology. At the same time, the differences are huge compared to Sweden, which leads to great challenges in collaborative projects, like the one in Uganda that Media Technology is part of. In Uganda there is slightly more than one mobile phone subscription for every three inhabitants, but the distribution is uneven and the phones are not exactly smart ones.
– In places like the capital Kampala, almost every person has a mobile. In the three districts of northern Uganda covered by the project, they have what we Swedes would call ”ancient” phones, which cost around USD 20 and are used only for calls and texting, says Marcelo Milrad, Professor of Media Technology at Linnaeus University.
So how can you get people to use mobiles to increase democratization and involvement in the community, and not just to keep in touch with family and friends? That's what the project People's Voices is all about – to explore how to develop mobile services that can increase citizen involvement in local and political issues, and to enable the citizens to manage, control and report how public services work.
More detailed information about the project can be found at:
09 of September, 2012 By: Marcelo Milrad
Research results from the work carried out by CeLeKT´s members have attracted considerable attention recently. These efforts have resulted in four international, scientific publications published in the recent months in two books and two international journals. The details of these publications are given below: Chapters in books: Milrad, M., & Hoppe, U. (2012). Learning with Collaborative Mobile Technologies. Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, Seel, Norbert M. (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Pea, R., Milrad, M., Maldonado, H., Vogel, B., Kurti, A., & Spikol, D. (2012). Learning and Technological Designs for Mobile Science Inquiry Collaboratories. From the book Littleton, K., Scanlon, E., & Sharples. M., (Eds.), Orchestrating Inquiry Learning. London UK: Routledge. Articles in journals: Sollervall, H., & Milrad, M. (2012). Theoretical and methodological perspectives on the design of innovative mathematical learning activities with mobile technologies. International. Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, Volume 6, No. 2, pp 172-187. Wu, P., Hwang, G., Milrad, M., Ke, H., & Huang, Y. (2012). An Innovative Concept Map Approach for Improving Students' Learning Performance with an Instant Feedback Mechanism. British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 217–232.
05 of September, 2012 By: Marcelo Milrad
The latest issue of the journal The Internet and Higher Education (Volume 15, Issue 4) is a special one entitled Designing teaching and learning in technology enhanced learning environments – Nordic interdisciplinary perspectives. Professor Marcelo Milrad, is one of the guest editors of this special issue, along with two colleagues from Stockholm University and the University of Oulu in Finland. The special issue contains selected articles from the Norditel 2010 symposium hosted at Linnaeus University in Växjö in August 2010. More information about it can be found at:
20 of February, 2012 By: Oskar Pettersson
On Friday, 2nd of March we will hold a research workshop in order to evaluate the mobile client for the project portal "osrportal.eu", a repository for digital educational resources for science centers and museums. In cooperation with local researchers, teachers and companies we plan to evaluate the current state of the project in a hands-on session with various mobile devices and explore possibilities concerning the future development of the project. For more information on the OSR project, check http://www.osrportal.eu/
02 of February, 2012 By: Arianit Kurti
On January 16th Bahtijar Vogel successfully defended his licentiate thesis in computer science entitled "Architectural Concepts: Implications for the Design and Implementation of Web and Mobile Applications to Support Inquiry Learning" . The opponent was Professor Tommi Mikkonen, Department of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. For further information about this thesis you can contact Bahtijar Vogel directly at: email@example.com
04 of December, 2011 By: Marcelo Milrad
Dan Kohen, PhD candidate at CeLeKT, has presented a long paper at the 19th International Conference on Computers and Education (ICCE) 2011 that took place between November 28th - December 2nd, 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Dan´s contribution (see reference below) has won the best technical design paper award.
Kohen, D., Ronen, M., Ben Aharon, O., & Milrad, M. (2011). Incorporating Mobile Elements in Collaborative Pedagogical Scripts. Proceedings of the 19th ICCE Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 28th-December 2nd, 2011.
187 contributions including long, short and poster papers were presented at ICCE 2011 and published at the conference proceedings. Congratulations to Dan for this excellent achievement!
We at CeLeKT are very proud for getting for the 4th time in the last two years the "best paper award" at an international conference. In July 2009, Martin Svensson got the best paper award at the 9th IEEE ICALT 2009 Conference in Riga, Latvia; Anna Wingkvist received the best PhD student paper award at mLearn 2009 in Orlando, USA and Bahtijar Vogel received the best PhD student paper award at the IEEE WMUTE 2010 conference in Tainan, Taiwan in April last year.
22 of November, 2011 By: Susanna Nordmark
On Monday Nov 21, an international project on Mobile Digital Storytelling and Mobile Library Services took off at the Växjö City Library, with Marcelo Milrad & Susanna Nordmark, as CeLeKT representatives. The visitors from SouthAfrica will together with their Swedish colleagues collaboratively create, process, publish and share mobile digital stories for inspiration and insights into what mobile technologies can support and signify.
The project activities continues throughout the week, ending with story presentations, reflection and evaluation on Friday, Nov 25. A new round of trials will take place in February next year, while the Swedish representatives from Växjö City and CeLeKT will visit South Africa.
08 of November, 2011 By: Marcelo Milrad
CeLeKT and the department of Media Technology are organizing a very interesting program including lectures, seminars and workshops with people coming from academy and industry actively working in the field of social media. Among others, scholars from the USA and representatives from IBM will contribute with their expertise to this event. More detailed information about the program is available at:
02 of September, 2011 By: Oskar Pettersson
Oskar Pettersson successfully defends his Licentiate thesis entitled "Towards a Mobile Learning Software Ecosystem". The opponent was Dr Richard Torkar from Blekinge Institute of Technology. For more information see the information page or contact Oskar Pettersson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.