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Next Generation Learning conference – making learning possible (NGL2017)

On the 18-19 of October the conference Next Generation Learning (NGL2017) will take place in Falun. The conference aims at researchers, teachers or developer in the education sector.  The topics of interests are design for learning, collaborative learning and teaching, and Internet of things.
One of the keynote speaker at the conference is Pernilla Josefsson (KTH/MID/TEL-team), who will present about social media use in higher education. For more information about the keynotes and the program see: There is also a book of abstract available at:
Den 18-19 oktober så hålls konferensen Next Generation Learning (NGL2017) i Falun, vilken vänder sig till dig som är forskare, lärare eller utvecklare inom utbildningssektorn.  Konferensen fokuserar på tre teman: design för lärande, kollaborativt lärande och undervisning, och sakernas internet.

En av huvudtalarna vid konferensen är Pernilla Josefsson (KTH/MID/TEL-team), som kommer tala om sociala medier och dess användning i högre utbildning.  För mer information om huvudtalarna och program se
Abstrakten finns samlade i ett kompendium:

Gender neutrality improved completion rate for all

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Maria Svedin
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Olle Bälter








This study investigated if we could improve retention by redesigning an online programming course from a gender perspective, while maintaining the focus on preferable and sustainable learning approaches. Three principles for course material design were identified; gender neutral and nonbiased messagesemphasize the interdisciplinary approach and link to everyday examples. The probability to complete the course increased from 77% to 84% for all students. No changes were made to the assessments.

Our interpretation is that the refurbished course material made more students feel included which increased their motivation to finish.

In Swedish

Den här studien har redan beskrivits på flera ställen på svenska både som text och i pod-format.