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IT Usage in Swedish Primary Schools: Observations on Innovation and Educational Lock-In
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.
2012 (English)In: The First OpenForum Academy Conference Proceedings, OpenForum Europe / [ed] Shane Coughlan, OpenForum Europe LTD. , 2012, p. 15-21Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We report on initial results from a survey conducted for establishing the state-of-practice with respect to student's IT usage in Swedish primary schools. There are a number of innovative efforts concerning IT usage, but students in many primary schools are also exposed to a number of different lock-in effects, including educational lock-in. Results reveal significant misconceptions concerning Open Source software and also considerable confusion amongst respondents related to the difference between software application and file format. The study characterises problems and provide recommended actions.

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OpenForum Europe LTD. , 2012. p. 15-21
Keywords [en]
IT usage, primary schools, Open Source software, Open Standards, educational lock-in, survey
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Computer and Information Sciences
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Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6886ISBN: 978-1-300-17718-0 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6886DiVA, id: diva2:574249
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The First OpenForum Academy Conference
Available from: 2012-12-05 Created: 2012-12-05 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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