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Cuesta, M., Eklund, M., Rydin, I. & Witt, A.-K. (2016). Using Facebook as a Co-learning Community in Higher Education. Learning, Media & Technology, 41(1), 55-72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using Facebook as a Co-learning Community in Higher Education
2016 (English)In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 55-72Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Students’ cultural capital plays a major role in their success in higher education. In Sweden today, many students come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of requirements in academic systems differs widely. Some students feel insecure about how to interpret academic codes, thus weakening these students’ opportunities for academic success. The major goal of this project was to lay the groundwork for a more equal educational system. Using social media, in this case conversations (e.g., chats) in a closed forum on Facebook monitored by a tutor, we aimed to improve student integration into academic culture. We differentiated two central themes related to student conversations on Facebook: (1) Access to academic habituscracking codes and (2) Emancipation by co-learning – extended academic codes. It was found that students participating in study groups created on Facebook learnt to better crack and extend the codes extant in university studies. © 2015 Taylor & Francis

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2016
Keywords
higher education, academic codes, Facebook, diverse backgrounds, broaden recruitment
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27859 (URN)10.1080/17439884.2015.1064952 (DOI)000367805600004 ()2-s2.0-84938651233 (Scopus ID)
Note

This project was supported by a research grant from Halmstad University.

Available from: 2015-02-17 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rydin, I. (2013). Discourses on Cultural Diversity in Public Service Media in the Nordic Region: A Focus on Ethnic Minority Groups. In: Ulla Carlsson (Ed.), Public service media from a Nordic Horizon: Politics, markets, programming and users (pp. 131-159). Göteborg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discourses on Cultural Diversity in Public Service Media in the Nordic Region: A Focus on Ethnic Minority Groups
2013 (English)In: Public service media from a Nordic Horizon: Politics, markets, programming and users / [ed] Ulla Carlsson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2013, p. 131-159Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2013
Series
Nordic public service media map ; 2
Keywords
cultural diversity, migrants, public service, Nordic region, programming
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21659 (URN)978-91-86523-60-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-03-20 Created: 2013-03-20 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Eklund, M., Högdin, S. & Rydin, I. (2013). Educational Integration of Asylum-seeking and Refugee Children in Sweden. In: Elinor L. Brown, University of Kentucky & Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University (Ed.), Migrants and Refugees: Equitable Education for Displaced Populations (pp. 73-93). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educational Integration of Asylum-seeking and Refugee Children in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Migrants and Refugees: Equitable Education for Displaced Populations / [ed] Elinor L. Brown, University of Kentucky & Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013, p. 73-93Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have undergone substantial cultural and social changes due to increased migration from the 1970s onwards. While the Nordic region has become more multicultural in terms of demography, workforces and cultural practices, criticism of multicultural politics has increased. Despite different patterns of immigration in the Nordic countries, they all seem to share growing political tensions with regard to multiculturalism and migration. Many migrants have experiences of racism and discrimination (Eide & Nikunen, 2010:1). In all Nordic countries, right-wing conservative parties have strengthened their position. In Norway and Denmark, such parties have for some time been represented in the Parliament, and in Sweden, the Sweden Democrats came into the Parliament after the 2010 election. This party has on its agenda to reduce the costs for migration and dramatically change the national migration policy. They blame the government for being too permissive and generous. It is against this background the present report is written.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013
Series
International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice ; 6
Keywords
Migration, refugee, children, education
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23717 (URN)9781623964665 (ISBN)9781623964672 (ISBN)9781623964689 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Cuesta, M., Eklund, M., Rydin, I. & Witt, A.-K. (2013). Innovative Pedagogical Methods in Higher Education. In: : . Paper presented at The European Conference on Educational Research, ECER 2013, 9-13 September, Istanbul, Turkey.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovative Pedagogical Methods in Higher Education
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this paper is to critically reflect about the results from a pilot study, in which Facebook was used as a co-learning community. A communicative tool or arena for discussing educational matters in order to facilitate for students with diverse backgrounds to reach better understanding on academic culture and knowledge production. In the pilot study we worked with a “consciousness-raising” pedagogy for encouraging and supporting students to cooperate with each other, and by the use of Facebook as a platform. The development of these pedagogical view and method can be seen as providing equal opportunities, by generating better results in higher education studies. The project is supposed to contribute to knowledge concerning more profound issues associated to ideas of democracy and empowerment connected to change and development in academic cultures. The central questions to be answered are: What means by “co-learning community” by Facebook? How does this tool stimulate students to be more confident and as a consequence, reach a better understanding about the ways into “break down” obstacles, in terms of academic cultural codes? How does it is expressed by the students in terms of benefit?

Keywords
pedagogy, inovation, facebook, co-learing, student
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24070 (URN)
Conference
The European Conference on Educational Research, ECER 2013, 9-13 September, Istanbul, Turkey
Projects
Dialoger i medierat rum – samlärande via Facebook för ”att duga” i högre utbildning
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-12-02 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Sjöberg, U. & Rydin, I. (2013). Transmedia Storytelling and a Young Audience: Public Service in the Blogosphere Era (1ed.). In: Tobias Olsson (Ed.), Producing the Internet: Critical Perspectives of social Media (pp. 103-120). Göteborg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transmedia Storytelling and a Young Audience: Public Service in the Blogosphere Era
2013 (English)In: Producing the Internet: Critical Perspectives of social Media / [ed] Tobias Olsson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2013, 1, p. 103-120Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2013 Edition: 1
Keywords
public service, young people, social media, transmedia storytelling
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21445 (URN)978-91-86523-59-6 (ISBN)
Projects
KK-stiftelsen: Unga organiserade producenter
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-11 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rydin, I. & Sjöberg, U. (2012). New challenges for public service when addressing young people in the blogosphere era. In: : . Paper presented at Media and Participation – International conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, March 29, 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New challenges for public service when addressing young people in the blogosphere era
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21113 (URN)
Conference
Media and Participation – International conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, March 29, 2012
Projects
Organiserade unga nätproducenter. KK-stiftelsen
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Sjöberg, U. & Rydin, I. (2012). Transmedia storytelling and the young audience: Public service in the blogopshere era. In: : . Paper presented at ECREA 2012, 4th European Communication Conference, 24–27 October, Istanbul, Turkey.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transmedia storytelling and the young audience: Public service in the blogopshere era
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Convergence culture and the transmedial distribution of programming and other media services have created both opportunities and challenges for new kinds of audio-visual stories and formats. The licence-fee financed public service company Swedish television (SVT) has introduced a number of online services since the mid 1990s, when it started to use the web. At present a lot of effort and resources is invested in developing new web services and ensuring that its site is competitive. One challenge in order to survive in the new merchandised kid’s culture is to create a series that is appealing, not only in comparison to other commercial TV productions, but in comparison to other kinds of Internet services as well, such as YouTube, Facebook and gaming in general. The challenges facing public service companies today is in this paper placed alongside the current debates about the changing conditions for the media industry due to digital media. It deals with the increasing tensions between professionalism and amateur culture, where the latter is recognised by, for example, sharing collective intelligence, user-generated content and a publish then filter mentality (Jenkins, 2006; Shirky, 2008). Thus, the logic of convergence culture can be seen as the opposite of the logic of broadcasting in Western European nation states (Moe, 2008). The paper at hand examines how Swedish television, with its long tradition in public service broadcasting, chooses to position itself between these two colliding fields when entering the blogosphere in their aim to read the young audience, in this case through the production of the drama blog Vilma.se. The blog  exemplifies how a public service i) becomes a social medium, ii) uses previously existing social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, and iii) tries to increase its involvement through participation and personal communicative style. But, perhaps, even more importantly, this shift to convergence culture is linked to institutional reflexivity (Giddens 1991), where a media company with aspirations of having a share of the future market is forced to examine and reflect upon its own self-image, previous knowledge, traditions, habits, daily practices and organisational set-up. The paper critically reflect upon how a conversationalisation discourse (Fairclough 1989) is made use of through transmedia storytelling in the attempt to involve the young audience in new ways; evoking additional forms of expressions and meaning-making processes. But also certain beliefs and expectations from the young audience, who meet the drama blog with their own genre horizons, interpretative framework (cf. Potter & Wetherell 1987), which may not always go hand in hand with the producers’ intentions of the blog. The paper examines in particular the two interpretational stances among the young “Are you real?” and “Vilma actually is a real person” and its consequences on the perception of the site in terms of trust and authenticity.

The paper is based on interviews with producers at SVT and a discourse analysis of the drama blog.  In order to find out how the young people position themselves in relation to the specific blog at hand an expert panel of 30 12-year-old children was formed. This panel was interviewed a number of times during 2010 and 2011.

Keywords
public service, your audience, transmedia storytelling, blogosphere, involvement
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21116 (URN)
Conference
ECREA 2012, 4th European Communication Conference, 24–27 October, Istanbul, Turkey
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rydin, I., Eklund, M., Sjöberg, U. & Högdin, S. (2011). Evaluation of implementation of the "General recommendations for education of newly arrived pupils" issued by the Swedish Agency for Education.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of implementation of the "General recommendations for education of newly arrived pupils" issued by the Swedish Agency for Education
2011 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This evaluation is a part of the project “Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices” (INTEGRACE). The main objective of the INTEGRACE project is to promote the educational integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children (RASC) in the EU by developing common standards and sharing best practices in policies and programmes development and evaluation,   with a specific focus on the needs of vulnerable groups (e.g. children who have been victims of crime, unaccompanied children).

The main purpose of this evaluation of best practices concerning refugee and asylum-seeking children (RASC) will be “[...] to analyze to what extent and under what conditions, these practices could be replicated in a different context.” The principle aim of this evaluation and of the SIA to be conducted in Slovenia and Bulgaria will be to assess the possibility of replication and the social impacts of the eventual implementation of a practice which has already been identified and evaluated as a good one in some of the old member states of EU.

The aim of the conducted evaluation is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from old to new EU member States, thereby allowing the latter to deal more effectively with the their new migration situation. Furthermore, the evaluation at hand will provide the grounds for developing a common EU framework to addressing the educational needs of RASC in the near future.

In the Swedish country report a number of so-called best practices aimed for RASC were described. Based on responses and discussions with the partner in Slovenia, a case was chosen on the implementation of the “General recommendations for newly arrived pupils” in three schools in Bollnäs, a municipality, located in the middle of Sweden.

This report, will therefore analyse in detail how these “General recommendations” are implemented into the Swedish school system in light of an evaluation conducted by the authority The Schools Inspectorate (SI), but also provide the reader with a short note on the reasons for the Swedish National Agency for Education to formulate these recommendations concerning education for newcomers.

The concept “newly arrived” refers, according to the “General recommendations”, to compulsory, special, upper secondary or special upper secondary school children or youth who arrive in Sweden near the beginning of or during a specific school year. They are not native speakers of Swedish and are as a rule unable to speak or understand Swedish; finding themselves in Sweden on different terms and under different circumstances. Many have a permanent residence permit already upon arrival. Others have obtained a residence permit after a long wait in a refugee camp or lodging with acquaintances. Some are asylum seekers. Of the latter group, most have arrived with their parents, whereas others are unaccompanied and have no legal guardian. Some arrive based on their connections to refugees with a residence permit. Others have come after a parent has married a Swedish citizen. Still others are in hiding in the hope of revision of a previously denied asylum application. Finally, some are so-called paperless children – children or youth present in Sweden who have not applied for a residence permit and who are, thus, not registered with the Migration Board. A child or an adolescent coming to school may, thus, have arrived directly from another country or may have been present in Sweden for a shorter or longer period of time. Thus, being “newly arrived” may mean being new to the school but previously present in Sweden, in some cases having learned Swedish to some extent.4 In other  words, behind the term “newly arrived” we find a vast range of children where refugee and asylumseeking children (RASC) are also included. 

Publisher
p. 27
Series
Integrationg Refugee and Asylum seeking Children in Education
Keywords
Integration, ecucation, asylum seeking, children, migration
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16650 (URN)
Projects
INTEGRACE, Integrationg Refugee and Asylum seeking Children in Education, European Refugee Fund
Available from: 2011-12-06 Created: 2011-12-06 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rydin, I. & Sjöberg, U. (2011). Everyday Mediated Practices of Citizenship: Struggling with a New Language and Culture Through Media. In: Elisabeth Eide & Kaarina Nikunen (Ed.), Media in Motion: Cultural Complexity and Migration in the Nordic Region (pp. 237-253). Farnham: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday Mediated Practices of Citizenship: Struggling with a New Language and Culture Through Media
2011 (English)In: Media in Motion: Cultural Complexity and Migration in the Nordic Region / [ed] Elisabeth Eide & Kaarina Nikunen, Farnham: Ashgate, 2011, p. 237-253Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Ashgate, 2011
Series
Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series
Keywords
media practices, migration, cultural change, language, citizenship
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-13984 (URN)2-s2.0-84900199267 (Scopus ID)978-1-4094-0446-0 (ISBN)1-4094-0446-3 (ISBN)978-1-4094-0447-7 (ISBN)1-4094-0447-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-12-09 Created: 2010-12-09 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Eklund, M., Sjöberg, U., Rydin, I. & Högdin, S. (2011). Good practices in the field of educational integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children: Country report : Sweden. In: Andrey Nonchev and Nikolai Tagarov (Ed.), Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States (pp. 182-214). Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Good practices in the field of educational integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children: Country report : Sweden
2011 (English)In: Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States / [ed] Andrey Nonchev and Nikolai Tagarov, Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy , 2011, , p. 35p. 182-214Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2011. p. 35
Keywords
Integration, education, asylum seeking, children, migration
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16090 (URN)978-954-477-183-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices – INTEGRACE
Available from: 2011-09-02 Created: 2011-09-02 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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