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Barbara Wasson

Professor, Director, Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology
  • E-postBarbara.Wasson@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 41 20+47 911 41 297
  • Besøksadresse
    Christiesgt. 13
    Rom 
    323, Vektrgården, Christiesgaten 13
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Research Interests

ICT & learning, technology enhanced learning, interaction design, computer support for collaborative learning (CSCL), mobile learning, learning games, intelligent tutoring systems, e-assessment, teacher inquiry, learning analytics, and pedagogical agents, socio-cultural perspectives on learning.

Short Bio

Barbara Wasson, Director of the Centre for The Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway is a full Professor in the Department of Information Science & Media Studies. She was one of the founders of Kaleidoscope, a European Network of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning, sat on the executive committee, and was leader of its CSCL SIG with over 400 members, and is often used as and Expert evaluator by the European Commission. She is currently associate editor of Designs for Learning, and the government representative on the board of NorgesUniversitetet.  Wasson has been involved in research on technology enhanced learning since her Masters research starting in 1983. While a Ph.D student in Canada she was involved in the design of pedagogical agents for content planning in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. This work received wide attention within the International community and she was invited to numerous International workshops to present the work. Before moving to Norway in 1991, Wasson was an advanced educational research specialist on Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter's Computer Supported Intentional Learning Environment (CSILE) Project at the University of Toronto, Canada, the first funded research project in the area of networked learning in the classroom. Subsequent to moving to Norway, Wasson’s research has focused on collaborative learning in distributed settings, mobile learning, interaction design, computer support for collaborative learning (CSCL), mobile learning, learning games, intelligent tutoring systems, e-assessment, teacher inquiry, learning analytics, and pedagogical agents.  In 2003 Wasson obtained the contract for her previous research centre, InterMedia, to develop the ICT-based system to deliver the Norwegian National Tests in English for the Norwegian Ministry of Education (BITE-IT project). Wasson is/has been PI for numerous national and international projects and has over 120 publications in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning.

2018

Wake, J..D., Guribye, F. & Wasson, B. (2018). Learning through Collaborative Design of Location-based Games. International Journal of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. International Journal of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning  (ijcscl), 13 (2), 167-187; doi:10.1007/s11412-018-9278-x.  http://ijcscl.org/?go=contents&article=291#article291

Wake, J.D, Morlandstø, N., Pham, K. & Wasson, B. (2018). The Learning Analytics Portal: The Development of a National Community Resource for Learning Analytics. In: A. Pardo, K. Bartimote-Aufflick, G. Lynch, S. Buckingham Shum, R. Ferguson, A. Merceron, X. Ocho (Eds). Companion Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2018), 76-83. Sydney, Australia: Society for Learning Analytics Research.

2017

Hansen, C.J.S., Wasson, B., Skretting, H., Netteland, G. & Hirnstein, M.  (2017).  When Learning is High Stake.  LAK '17 Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, 564-565. Vancouver, BC, Canada; March 13 - 17.  http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3029461

Mieisjuk, K. & Wasson, B. (2017). State-of-the-Field Report on Learning Analytics & Knowledge. SLATE Research Report 2017-2. Bergen: Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE). ISBN:978-82-8088-417-6  https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/17740 

Oliver, M., Avramides, K., Clark, W., Hunter, J., Luckin, R. Hansen, C.J.S. & Wasson, B. (2017). Sharing teacher knowledge at scale: teacher inquiry, learning design and the representation of teachers' practice. Teacher Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2017.1381642

2016

Bull, S. & Wasson, B. (2016). Competence visualisation: Making sense of data from 21st-century technologies in language learning. ReCALL, 28(2),147-165.

Hansen, C., Netteland, G. & Wasson, B. (2016). Learning analytics and open learning modelling for professional competence development of firefighters and future healthcare leaders. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1601, 87-90.

Hansen, C. & Wasson, B. (2016). Teacher inquiry into student learning: The TISL heart model and method for use in teachers' professional development. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 10, 24-49. 

Luckin, R., Hansen, C., Wasson, B., Clark, W., Avramides, K., Hunter, J. & Oliver, M. (2016).  Teacher Inquiry into Students' Learning: Researching Pedagogical Innovations. In P. Reimann, S. Bull, M. Kickmeier-Rust, R. Vatrapu & B. Wasson (Eds) Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. Routledge, 74-91. ISBN 9781138021136

Netteland, G., Wasson, B., Hansen, C. & Hirnstein, M. (2016).  Learning analytics and open learning modelling for professional competence development. In NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, 24(1) Suppl. NOKOBIT, 1-5.

Reimann, P., Bull, S., Kickmeier-Rust, M., Vatrapu, R. & Wasson, B. (2016). Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. Routledge. ISBN 9781138021136

Reimann, P., Bull, S., Kickmeier-Rust, M., Vatrapu, R. & Wasson, B. (2016). Introduction. In P. Reimann, S. Bull, M. Kickmeier-Rust, R. Vatrapu & B. Wasson (Eds) Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. Routledge, ix-xvi. ISBN 9781138021136

Reimann, P., Bull, S., Kickmeier-Rust, M., Vatrapu, R. & Wasson, B. (2016). Preface. In P. Reimann, S. Bull, M. Kickmeier-Rust, R. Vatrapu & B. Wasson (Eds) Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. Routledge, vii-viii. ISBN 9781138021136

Sørensen, B. H., Selander, S., Wasson, B. & Wenneström, S. (2016). Designs for Learning – Taking a Step Forward. Designs for Learning, 8(1), 23-24

Wasson, B. & Hansen, C. (2016). Data Literacy and Use for Teaching. In P. Reimann, S. Bull, M. Kickmeier-Rust, R. Vatrapu & B. Wasson (Eds) Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. Routledge, 56-73. ISBN 9781138021136s

Wasson, B. & Hansen, C. (2016).  Inquire Competence for better Practice and Assessment (iComPAss). Poster @ Utdanningskonferanse 2016, Oslo, 11 November.

Wasson, B., Hansen. C. & Mor, Y. (2016). Grand Challenge Problem 11: Empowering Teachers with Student Data. I: Grand Challenge Problems in Technology Enhanced Learning II: MOOCs and Beyond, 55-58. Springer 2016 ISBN 978-3-319-12561-9

Wasson, B., Hansen, C. & Netteland, G. (2016).  Data literacy and use for learning when using learning analytics for learners. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1596, 38-41.

Publications in national current research information system (CRIStin)

PhD Students

Rosaline Barendregt

Kamila Misiejuk

Jeanette Samulesen

Fredrik Sundt Breien

Joakim Vindenes

Masters students

Edvard Pires Bjørgen

Vidar Daatland

Fredrik Heimsæter

Audun Håkon Klyve Gulbrandsen

Jay Poltakova

Sigve Solvaag

Recent Masters Students

Nicolai Gulbrandsøy  «Gamification of Drivers Ed Theory»

Kine Lohne de Nijs   «eGovernment in Norway: Are Older Users Included?»

Gry Nagl «Use of Eye Tracking for eSports Analytics in a MOBA Game»

Hans Skretting «READINESS: En App For å  Støtte Beslutningstaking for Lagledere i Brannvesenet»

Joakim Vindenes  «A Virtual Mind Palace: Adapting the Method of Loci to Virtual Reality»

 

 

Director

Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE)

CURRENT PROJECTS

Project Leader

Inquire Competence for Better Practice and Assessment (iComPAss)

LA in Higher Education: Case study at the University of Bergen

Participating Researcher

eSports in Nordic Schools (eSportNS)

Aktivitetsdata for Vurdering og Tilpasning (AVT)

NorgesUniversitetet

Erasmus +

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

State-of-the-Field LAK

Next Generation Teaching, Education and Learning for Life (NEXT-TELL)

SCY (March 2008 - February 2012)

The Science Created by You (SCY) EU-project develops a system for constructive and productive learning of science and technology by using a flexible and adaptive pedagogical approach to learning.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE Network of Excellence, focused on Concepts and methods for exploring the future of learning with digital technologies.

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