Johanna is a doctoral student at Linnaeus University at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.
She holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a recent MSc with a specialization in social media and web technologies. She has previously worked with web development and consultancy in digital presence and strategies for start-up companies.
Teaching assistant in the following courses:
4ME501/4ME502 - Programming for Digital Humanities (3 years)
4ME503 - Interactive Technologies for Digital Humanities (2 year)
4ME302 - Foundations of Computational Media (1 year)
1ME151- 1ME152 Grundläggande programmering för matematik och tekniklärare (2 years)
My research focuses on AI literacy in K-12 education. AI systems are a ubiquitous part of our lives and affect and influence the choices we make. Data collection and analysis are often hidden, and complex algorithms are difficult to explain. The risks and unintended effects such as bias stemming from input data or algorithm design have recently stirred discourse about how to inform and teach AI in K-12 education. The overall ambition of this Ph.D. project is to promote equity through education to empower citizens to engage in and participate in the democratic process and the shaping of future human technology cooperation. I am part of the research school Upgrade and I investigate how teacher education reflects current AI practices in society and is specifically involving teacher educators in co-designing methods/modules for meaningful engagement in algorithm design to promote awareness and equity through education.
As a PhD student, I am also affiliated with WASP-HS where opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems are in focus.
My research groups
My ongoing research projects
Project: Extending design thinking with emerging digital technologies (Exten.D.T.2) The core ideas of the project rest on the assumption that design thinking combined with emerging technologies such…
Project: The research school Upgrade The research school Upgrade – teacher education and the digitalization of the school system is a national research school in which nine Swedish universities work…
Seed project: AI for ISP: Proof-of-concept using an AI chatbot to support undergraduate academic writing The main objective for this seed project is to explore how to use ChatGPT to support students…
Article in journal (Refereed)
Velander, J., Mohammed, A.T., Otero, N., Milrad, M. (2023). Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education : eliciting and reflecting on Swedish teachers' understanding of AI and its implications for teaching & learning. Education and Information Technologies : Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education.
Status: Epub ahead of print
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Örtegren, A., Velander, J. (2023). Artificial intelligence in Nordic K-12 education : implications of materials and resources for digital citizenship formation. NERA Conference 2023 : Conference Agenda.
- Velander, J., Mohammed, A.T., Otero, N., Milrad, M., Zijlema, A. (2023). Reflections on Methods for Eliciting Teachers Understanding, Attitudes and Emotions About AI. Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, Workshops - 13th International Conference. 124-135.
- Velander, J., Subasic, N. (2022). Data integration: architecture for learning analytics. NLASI2022, Nordic Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2022Workshop at NLASI 2022 KTH, Stockholm, 13-14 June 2022.
Chapter in book (Refereed)
- Velander, J., Milrad, M., Otero, N., Cerratto-Pargman, T. (2021). We Know What You Were Doing : Understanding Learners’ Concerns Regarding Learning Analytics and Visualization Practices in Learning Management Systems. Visualizations and Dashboards for Learning Analytics. Switzerland, Springer Nature. 323-347.