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Publications by Olof Bälter

Peer reviewed


E. Riese and O. Bälter, "A Qualitative Study of Experienced Course Coordinators’ Perspectives on Assessment in Introductory Programming Courses for Non-CS Majors," ACM Transactions on Computing Education, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1-29, 2022.
M. Wiggberg et al., "Effective Reskilling of Foreign-Born People at Universities-The Software Development Academy," IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 24556-24565, 2022.
R. Glassey and O. Bälter, "Sustainable Approaches for Accelerated Learning," Sustainability, vol. 13, no. 21, pp. 11994, 2021.
O. Viberg et al., "Validating an instrument to measure teachers' preparedness to use digital technology in their teaching," Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 38-54, 2020.
O. Bälter, D. Zimmaro and C. Thille, "Estimating the minimum number of opportunities needed for all students to achieve predicted mastery," Smart Learning Environments, vol. 5, no. 15, 2018.
O. Viberg et al., "Faculty pedagogical developers as enablers of technology‐enhanced learning," British Journal of Educational Technology, pp. 1-14, 2018.
O. Bälter and D. Zimmaro, "Keystroke-level analysis to estimate time to process pages in online learning environments," Interactive Learning Environments, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 476-485, 2018.
O. Viberg et al., "The current landscape of learning analytics in higher education," Computers in human behavior, vol. 89, pp. 98-110, 2018.
O. Bälter et al., "Walking Outdoors during Seminars Improved Perceived Seminar Quality and Sense of Well-Being among Participants," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, no. 303, 2018.
O. Bälter, "Moving Technology-Enhanced-Learning Forward : Bridging Divides through Leadership," International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 167-177, 2017.
M. Svedin and O. Bälter, "Gender neutrality improved completion rate for all," Computer Science Education, vol. 26, no. 2-3, pp. 192-207, 2016.
F. Enoksson and O. Bälter, "The activity of human metadata creation and the Semantic Web," International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 64-74, 2015.
S. E. Christensen et al., "Relative Validity of Micronutrient and Fiber Intake Assessed With Two New Interactive Meal- and Web-Based Food Frequency Questionnaires," Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. e59, 2014.
O. Bälter et al., "Student Approaches to Learning in Relation to Online Course Completion," Canadian Journal of Higher Education, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 1-18, 2013.
O. Bälter, E. Enström and B. Klingenberg, "The effect of short formative diagnostic web quizzes with minimal feedback," Computers and education, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 234-242, 2013.
S. Christensen et al., "Two New Meal- and Web-Based Interactive Food Frequency Questionnaires : Validation of Energy and Macronutrient Intake," Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. e109, 2013.
O. Bälter, E. Fondell and K. Bälter, "Feedback in web-based questionnaires as incentive to increase compliance in studies on lifestyle factors," Public Health Nutrition, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 982-988, 2012.
E. Fondell et al., "Dietary Intake and supplement use of vitamin C and E and upper respiratory tract infection," Journal of the American College of Nutrition (Print), vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 248-258, 2011.
E. Fondell et al., "Physical Activity, Stress, and Self-Reported Upper Respiratory Tract Infection," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 272-279, 2011.
O. Bälter and D. A. Bailey, "Enjoying python, processing, and java in CS1," ACM Inroads, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 28-32, 2010.
O. Engwall and O. Bälter, "Pronunciation feedback from real and virtual language teachers," Computer Assisted Language Learning, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 235-262, 2007.
O. Engwall et al., "Designing the user interface of the computer-based speech training system ARTUR based on early user tests," Behavior and Information Technology, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 353-365, 2006.
Y. T. Lagerros et al., "Validity and reliability of self-reported total energy expenditure using a novel instrument," European Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 227-236, 2006.
O. Bälter and K. Bälter, "Demands on web survey tools for epidemiological research," European Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 137-139, 2005.
K. Bälter et al., "Web-based and mailed questionnaires : A comparison of response rates and compliance," Epidemiology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 577-579, 2005.
O. Bälter, "A longitudinal study of attitude changes in a medical service organisation after an email introduction," Interacting with computers, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 503-519, 2002.
O. Bälter, "How to replace an old email system with a new," Interacting with computers, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 601-614, 2000.

Conference papers

J. Snider, O. Bälter and D. Bosk, "Edit, Run, Error, Repeat : A Longitudinal Analysis of Time-on-Task and Error Quotient," in Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Computing Education Research, Koli Calling 2023, 2023.
R. Glassey and O. Bälter, "Quality Agreement on Learnersourced Multiple Choice Questions," in LSGCS 2022 - Proceedings of the Workshop on Learnersourcing: Student-Generated Content @ Scale 2022, co-located with 9th ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, L@S 2022, 2022, pp. 45-49.
L. Engström et al., "Students' Expectations of Learning Analytics in a Swedish Higher Education Institution," in Proceedings Of The 2022 Ieee Global Engineering Education Conference (Educon 2022), 2022, pp. 1975-1980.
L. Engström et al., "Students’ Expectations of Learning Analytics in aSwedish Higher Education Institution," in IEEE EDUCON2022 Global Engineering Education ConferenceAt: Tunis and hybrid, 2022.
O. Bälter, R. Glassey and M. Wiggberg, "Reduced Learning Time with Maintained Learning Outcomes," in Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2021, pp. 660-665.
R. Glassey et al., "Addressing the double challenge of learning and teaching enterprise technologies through peer teaching," in Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering, 2020, pp. 130-138.
R. Glassey and O. Bälter, "Put the Students to Work : Generating Questions with Constructive Feedback," in IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2020), 2020.
O. Bälter, E. Riese and O. Viberg, "Effective Feedback for Faster Learning," in KTH SoTL 2019, 2019.
E. Riese et al., "Programme Integrating Courses Fighting to Get Engineers to Reflect on Non-technical Topics," in ITiCSE '19 Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2019, pp. 133-139.
O. Bälter and B. Hedin, "Walking with Seminars," in KTH SoTL 2019, 2019.
O. Bälter et al., "The Challenge of Identifying the Importance of Drivers and Barriers for Implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning," in The 11th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference : ICT in Education, 2018, pp. 283-290.
J. Chen et al., "FishBuddy : Promoting Student Engagement in Self-Paced Learning through Wearable Sensing," in 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART COMPUTING (SMARTCOMP), 2017, pp. 211-219.
O. Bälter et al., "Lärstrategier på längden och tvären," in 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Uppsala universitet, 2015.
B. Hedin, D. Pargman and O. Bälter, "Sagan om examensringen - en akademisk tragedi," in LTHs 9:e Pedagogiska Inspirationskonferens, 15 december 2016, 2015.
M. Svedin and O. Bälter, "Surface approachers question their education," in 43rd Annual SEFI Conference, June 29 - July 2, 2015, Orléans, France, 2015.
P. Josefsson et al., "TEL - What is it good for?," in KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015, 2015.
O. Bälter, B. Hedin and H. Tobiasson, "Walking with Seminars," in KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015, 2015.
P. Josefsson et al., "Attitude Changes When Using Wikipedia in Higher Education," in EdMedia 2014 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 2014.
M. Svedin et al., "A strategic approach to learning rewards first-year engineering students," in 2013 Learning And Teaching In Computing And Engineering (LATICE 2013), 2013, pp. 143-147.
M. Svedin et al., "ASSIST as a tool to evaluate course design," in Learners in the Driving Seat. Users? - Partners? - Consumers? - Peers? Where are we heading to? : Book of Abstracts, 2012, pp. 110-111.
O. Bälter, "Diagnostic Web-based Monitoring in CS1," in Proceedings of the 9th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2009, pp. 63-66.
O. Bälter, "Ideas for Engineering Education Inspired by Liberal Arts Colleges : Part 0ne," in Proceedings of  2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Lund December 2-3., 2009, pp. 123-124.
H. Kjellström et al., "Audio-visual phoneme classification for pronunciation training applications," in INTERSPEECH 2007 : 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION, 2007, pp. 57-60.
O. Engwall et al., "Feedback management in the pronunciation training system ARTUR," in Proceedings of CHI 2006, 2006, pp. 231-234.
H. Kjellström, O. Engwall and O. Bälter, "Reconstructing Tongue Movements from Audio and Video," in INTERSPEECH 2006 AND 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROCESSING, Vol. 1-5, 2006, pp. 2238-2241.
E. Eriksson et al., "Design Recommendations for a Computer-Based Speech Training System Based on End User Interviews," in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Speech and Computers, 2005, pp. 483-486.
O. Bälter, "Email Novices’ Changes in Information Flow Over a Four-Year Period : From Centralized Information Filtering to Internal Spamming," in Proceedings of IADIS International e-Commerce 2004 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004, pp. 369-376.
O. Kjellström and O. Bälter, "Design of Follow-up Questions in Web Surveys," in Proceedings of Information Technology Interfaces, 2003, pp. 295-299.
O. Bälter and C. Sidner, "Bifrost inbox organizer : Giving users control over the inbox," in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2002, pp. 111-118.
O. Bälter and A. Lantz, "A Case study where PD would have helped - Or maybe not?," in PDC 2000 Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference, 2000, pp. 253-257.
O. Bälter, "Give the Boss a Break from Email : Managers and their Communication," in Proceedings of NordiCHI 2000, STIMDI, October 2000, 2000.
O. Bälter, "Keystroke level analysis of email message organization," in CHI 2000 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 'The Future is Here', 2000, pp. 105-112.
O. Bälter, "Problembaserad inlärning i programmeringsteknik - samtliga moment godkända för samtliga studenter," in Proceedings från Högskoleverkets konferens om kvalitet och förbättringsarbete, 10-11 juni 1998 i Luleå, 1998.
O. Bälter, "Negligera inte erfarenhet," in STIMDI'97, 1997, pp. 9-16.
O. Bälter, "Strategies for organising e-mail," in Proceedings of HCI'97, 1997, pp. 21-38.
O. Bälter, "Vad orsakar problem med datorpost?," in STIMDI 1995, 1995, pp. 17-20.
O. Bälter and A. Lantz, "What causes problems with email?," in Proceedings of Information Technology Interfaces, 1995, pp. 179-186.


B. Eiderbäck, P. Hägglund and O. Bälter, Objektorienterad programmering i Smalltalk. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 1995.
O. Bälter, Programmeringsteknik med Pascal : programmeringens ädla konst. 1st ed. Stockholm : Teknisk högskolelitteratur (THS), 1994.
O. Bälter and H. Eriksson, Pascalvetaren. 1st ed. Stockholm : Teknisk högskolelitteratur (THS), 1987.

Non-peer reviewed


O. Bälter, "Att bli herre över e-posten," Språkvård, no. 4, pp. 4-7, 2000.

Conference papers

B. Hedin, O. Bälter and H. Tobiasson, "Promenadseminarier - en seminarieform för ökad kvalitet och hälsa," in LTHs 8:e Pedagogiska Inspirationskonferens, Lund, December 17, 2014, 2014.


O. Bälter, Effektivare e-post : konkreta råd för ett bättre e-postliv. 1st ed. Studentlitteratur, 2012.

Chapters in books

R. Glassey and O. Bälter, "Learnersourcing analytics," in Practicable Learning Analytics, : Springer International Publishing, 2023, pp. 155-175.
M. Cleveland-Innes et al., "Pedagogical development, E-learning and teaching in higher education," in International Handbook of E-learning Volume 1 : Theoretical Perspectives and Research, : Taylor and Francis, 2015, pp. 93-114.
O. Bälter, "Liberal arts education i praktiken," in Det goda lärandet : En antologi om liberal arts education, Anders Burman och Patrik Mehrens Ed., 1st ed. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2011, pp. 167-180.
O. Bälter and J. Thorbiörnsson, "Sociala medier som stöd för lärande," in Mer om nätbaserad utbildning : Fördjupning och exempel, Stefan Hrastinski Ed., 1st ed. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2011, pp. 127-145.


O. Bälter, "Electronic mail in a working context," Doctoral thesis Stockholm : KTH, Trita-NA, 9820, 1998.


O. Bälter, J. Fridell and M. Svedin, "Sammanfattning av KTH:s e-lärandeenkät 2013," , 2013.

Conference Proceedings

"Nordic Learning Analytics (Summer) Institute 2021," , CEUR-WS, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2985, 2021.
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