Doctor of Computer and Information Science; works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. Main focus on Educational Technology (EdTech), which is the study of how digital resources can be used and further developed to support all types of education, teaching and learning. This applies regardless of type, purpose or area of use of the resources - in both public and private sectors, and at both organizational level and user level. The EdTech knowledge area also wants to provide deeper insights into various digitally supported methods for teaching and learning, including learning analytics, and different types of communication opportunities for teachers, students and parents. Furthermore, Educational Technology offers in-depth insights into digital administrative systems at the organizational level, as well as systems for data-driven decision-making for school leaders and principals.
My main teaching interest is in the interdisciplinary area of Educational Technology (EdTech). I am one of two program managers for the Master's program in Educational Technology, and I am also the course coordinator / examiner for a number of independent courses related to EdTech. I also supervise and teach in the bachelor's program at DM, Interactive Media and Web Technologies.
Together with Professor Italo Masiello, I lead the research group called EdTechLnu at our department. The research within EdTechLnu has three main tracks:
- Development of new technology to support education and learning.
- Study of teaching and learning where students and teachers use digital technology.
- Change of educational activities through implementation of digital technology.
The main focus of my own work within the research group is mainly related to the development of new technology to support teaching and learning, and to critically examine the effects of it, in order to actualize, change and improve education, teaching and learning at several different levels, both systemically / organizationally and user-centered.
My dissertation A Multimodal Seamless Learning Approach Supported by mobile Digital Storytelling - mDS (2018), focused on the interplay between design, information & communication technology, and learning, and resulted in a system called mDS, which includes a technical solution consisting of a mobile application and a complementary web service, together with a work method, for implementing mobile digital storytelling in various learning and teaching contexts.
My research groups
My ongoing research projects
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2015). Influencing Everyday Teacher Practices by Applying Mobile Digital Storytelling as a Seamless Learning Approach. The Mobile Learning Voyage - From Small Ripples to Massive Open Waters : 14th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2015, Venice, Italy, October 17-24, 2015, Proceedings. 256-272.
- Reski, N., Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2014). Exploring New Interaction Mechanisms to Support Information Sharing and Collaboration Using Large Multi-touch Displays in the Context of Digital Storytelling. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies IEEE - ICALT2014. 176-180.
- Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2014). Promoting Sustainable Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning : A Teacher & Pupil Study Using Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS). Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies - ICALT 2014. 194-198.
- Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2012). Using Mobile Digital Storytelling to Support Learning about Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012. 408-412.
- Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2012). Mobile Digital Storytelling for Promoting Creative Collaborative Learning. Proceedings 2012 Seventh IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education, WMUTE 2012. 9-16.
- Nordmark, S., Frolunde, L., Milrad, M. (2010). Promoting the Creation of Digital Stories by Teacher Students: A Pilot Project on Curriculum Development in a Swedish Teacher Education Program.. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010. 1153-1160.
Chapter in book (Refereed)
- Nordmark, S., Milrad, M. (2015). Tell Your Story About History : A Mobile Seamless Learning Approach to Support Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS). Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity. Singapore, Springer. 353-376.
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Nordmark, S. (2018). A Multimodal Seamless Learning Approach Supported by Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS). Doctoral Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 168.