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Being Multisituated : Characterizing laptoping in networked situations

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Title: Being Multisituated : Characterizing laptoping in networked situations
Authors: Lindroth, Tomas
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. IT-fakulteten
Institution: Department of Applied Information Technology ; Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi
Parts of work: Lindroth, T. (2012). The laptop as an alibi: Use patterns of unfocused interaction. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 2012(2), 132-144.

Lindroth, T., & Bergquist, M. (2008). Breadcrumbs of interaction: Situating personal information management. In Proceedings of the 5th Nordic conference on Human- Computer interaction. NordiCHI ’08, Lund, Sweden.

Lindroth, T., & Bergquist, M. (2010). Laptopers in an educational practice: Promoting the personal learning situation. Computer & Education, 54(2), 311-320.

Lindroth, T., Lundin, J., & Svensson, L. (2014). Laptops in classroom interaction: Deconstructing the networked situation. Accepted for publication: in International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning.

Lindroth, T., Bergquist, M., & Lundh Snis, U. (under review). Characterizing the Laptoper: The sustainability struggle of onlineness, content curation and visibility. Submitted to an international IS journal. Second round of reviews.
Date of Defence: 2015-04-17
Disputation: Fredagen den 17 april 2015, kl. 14.00, Torg grön, Forskningsgången 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg Studies in Informatics
Keywords: laptoping
interaction order
actor-network theory
networked situation
Abstract: During the last 30 years mobile IT has gone from being an exotic ingredient to an everyday artifact. This thesis presents an ethnographic study of laptop use in a university setting. The thesis concludes that it is no longer enough to describe the use of portable IT as an activity in its own right, i.e. using a laptop computer as an activity similar to reading a book or writing an essay. Additionally, describing a person as merely a user of digital technology fails to capture the intervowenness ... more
ISBN: 978-91-982069-2-0
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi



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