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Marianne Björn

Senior lecturer
Department of Pedagogy and Learning Faculty of Social Sciences
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Marianne holds a PhD. in education from Linnaeus University in Växjö, a M.Sc. in Education from Uppsala University and a University Certificate in Computer Science from Jönköping University. Her research interests concerns students with reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia, their learning process, and how to support/enhance their learning by the means of assistive technologies. Marianne has earlier been working in three EU funded projects with regard to the use of ICT as a tool to support learning. One project, COLDEX, COllaborative Learning and Distributed EXperimentation, aimed at developing and using new IT approaches and computational tools to foster scientific experimentation, modelling and simulation in distributed collaborative settings with local student groups doing experiments locally and on a distance while participating in a global knowledge exchange. The other project,Focus Alfa, was directed towards adults with reading and writing difficulties learning an additional language. Three countries participated, trying out new methodologies for teaching English as a foreign language and how to use assistive technologies to support the learning process. The third EU funded project, CallDysc, explored ways of using mobile technologies (e.g. phones or PSP) to teach students with dyslexia an additional language.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))