Olga Viberg

Olga Viberg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology | KTH · Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID)

PhD

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Introduction
Learning Analytics, Mobile Learning, Mobile Learning Analytics, Self-regulated learning and learning analytics, data- and digital literacy, mobile assisted language learning, privacy in learning analytics and AI
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2016 - May 2017
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (66)
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Learning analytics can improve learning practice by transforming the ways we support learning processes. This study is based on the analysis of 252 papers on learning analytics in higher education published between 2012 and 2018. The main research question is: What is the current scientific knowledge about the application of learning analytics in h...
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Many adult second and foreign language learners have insufficient opportunities to engage in language learning. However, their successful acquisition of a target language is critical for various reasons, including their fast integration in a host country and their smooth adaptation to new work or educational settings. This suggests that they need a...
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Learning analytics (LA) is argued to be able to improve learning outcomes, learner support and teaching. However, despite an increasingly expanding amount of student (digital) data accessible from various online education and learning platforms and the growing interest in LA worldwide as well as considerable research efforts already made, there is...
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In order to successfully implement learning analytics (LA), we need a better understanding of student expectations of such services. Yet, there is still a limited body of research about students' expectations across countries. Student expectations of LA have been predominantly examined from a view that perceives students as a group of individuals r...
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Understanding students’ privacy concerns is an essential first step towards effective privacy-enhancing practices in learning analytics (LA). In this study, we develop and validate a model to explore the students’ privacy concerns (SPICE) regarding LA practice in higher education. The SPICE model considers privacy concerns as a central construct be...
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This introduction to the section on ‘machine learning and human learning’ presents a short overview of machine learning in higher education, including recent developments such as deep learning approaches in the field. It also highlights a need for the further development of human-centered approach to the design of machine learning support tools. Fu...
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The potential of learning analytics (LA) to improve learning and teaching is high. Yet, the adoption of LA across countries still remains low. One reason behind this is that the LA services often do not adequately meet the expectations and needs of their key stakeholders, namely students and teachers. Presently, there is limited research focusing o...
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Migrant professional language learners need to be supported in acquiring a second language effectively beyond the classroom. These learners frequently lack opportunities to participate in language classes due to full-time jobs. Yet, quick acquisition of the target language is a needed prerequisite for their successful integration into job settings...
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Predictors of student academic success do not always replicate well across different learning designs, subject areas, or educational institutions. This suggests that characteristics of a particular discipline and learning design have to be carefully considered when creating predictive models in order to scale up learning analytics. This study aimed...
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Learning analytics (LA) have been implemented in various countries, often in different ways and on a limited scale. This makes the transfer of LA solutions from one country to another challenging due to varying contextual, technical, and cultural factors. This interactive workshop aims to explore the role of stakeholders' cultural values and prefer...
Research Proposal
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The proposed special issue is a response to the call, and aims to publish the latest theoretical, methodological, or empirical studies on self-directed- and self-regulated learning in the technology-enhanced learning environments in K-12 contexts. It is hoped that through embracing scholarly discussions from diverse disciplines, including learning...
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The importance of providing mechanisms and tools that effectively support the transition from implicit to explicit representations of Learning Design has been emphasised by previous research in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). In addition, the benefits of Game-based learning approaches have been long documented in the educational re...
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Writing in an academic context often requires students in higher education to acquire a new set of skills while familiarising themselves with the goals, objectives and requirements of the new learning environment. Students’ ability to continuously self-regulate their writing process, therefore, is seen as a determining factor in their learning succ...
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Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Learning Analytics Summer Institute, 2021
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The widespread interest in learning analytics (LA) is associated with increased availability of and access to student data where students' actions are monitored, recorded, stored and analyzed. The availability and analysis of such data is argued to be crucial for improved learning and teaching. Yet, these data can be exposed to misuse, for example,...
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The widespread interest in learning analytics (LA) is associated with increased availability of and access to student data where students' actions are monitored, collected, stored and analysed. The availability and analysis of such data is argued to be crucial for improved learning and teaching. Yet, these data can be exposed to misuse, for example...
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Digitalizing school is a process that comes with challenges. It requires strategic leadership and transformational change to work processes. Nevertheless, some succeed, and it is useful to understand what makes for success. This paper studies the challenges of leading digitalization of education in a city which decided to implement an IT-supported...
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Learning programming is a complex and challenging task for many students. It involves both understanding theoretical concepts and acquiring practical skills. Hence, analyzing learners' data from online learning environments alone fails to capture the full breadth of students' actions if part of their learning process takes place elsewhere. Moreover...
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Ethical considerations and the values embedded in the design, development, deployment, and use of Learning Analytics (LA) systems have received considerable attention in recent years. Ethical frameworks, design guidelines, principles, checklists, and a code of practice have contributed a conceptual basis for focused discussions on ethics in LA. How...
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Learning programming is a complex and challenging task for many students. It in-volves both understanding theoretical concepts and acquiring practical skills. Hence, analyzing learners’ data from online learning environments alone fails to capture the full breadth of stu-dents’ actions if part of their learning process takes place elsewhere. Moreov...
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This positioning paper raises several critical issues related to the protection of children’s privacy in K-12 education and calls for a need for more empirical research in this regard. In this paper, we argue that the protection of children’s privacy in K-12 schools is a moral and legal obligation for school leadership, teachers and parents. In lig...
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Students’ ability to self-regulate their individual and collaborative learning activities while performing challenging academic writing tasks is instrumental for their academic success. Presently, the majority of such learning activities often occur in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) settings, in which students generate digital lea...
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Many language learners need to be supported in acquiring a second or foreign language quickly and effectively across learning environments beyond the classroom. The chapter argues that support should focus on the development of two vital learning skills, namely being able to self-regulate and to collaborate effectively in the learning process. We b...
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The current generation of dedicated Mixed Reality (MR) devices can be considered as the first generation, which is truly mobile while also being capable of sufficient tracking and rendering. These improvements offer new opportunities for the on-set use of MR devices enabling new ways of using MR. However, these new use cases raise challenges for th...
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Many language learners need to be supported in acquiring a second or foreign language quickly and effectively across learning environments beyond the classroom. The chapter argues that support should focus on the development of two vital learning skills, namely being able to self-regulate and to collaborate effectively in the learning process. We b...
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Recently, students have become networked in many ways, and evidence is mounting that networking plays a significant role in how students learn, interact, and transfer information. Relationships could translate to opportunities; resources and support that help achieve the pursued goals and objectives. Although students exist, interact, and play diff...
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Mobile Assisted Language Learning through Learning Analytics (MALLAS) is a conceptual framework to aid learning designers in developing effective support for second- and foreign language (L2) learners through the application of learning analytics to facilitate self-regulated language learning across learning settings. Designing sound support mechan...
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Students' ability to self-regulate their individual and collaborative learning activities while performing challenging academic writing tasks is instrumental for their academic success. Presently, the majority of such learning activities often occur in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) settings, in which students generate digital lea...
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Recently, students have become networked in many ways, and evidence is mounting that networking plays a significant role in how students learn, interact, and transfer information. Relationships could translate to opportunities; resources and support that help achieve the pursued goals and objectives. Although students exist, interact, and play diff...
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This paper reviews a user-centered agile systems design process, in the context of facilitating an educational environment. It focuses on the design of an ICT tool to support teachers in building an inclusive learning environment for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), applying the “Index of Inclusion” (IoI) as a framework that directs t...
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There is a lack of technology that facilitates disciplinary-specific knowledge dissemination in the medical sector specialties. In several countries there is a shortage of medical staff with the proper education to take care of patients. However, modern mobile-and web technology pave the way for new online knowledge sharing platforms which could he...
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With globally increased migration and mobility across countries, it has become critical for many people to acquire a language of the host country. This study focuses on the case of adult migrant workers who are i) enrolled in second language education and ii) faced to a challenge of balancing between their professional and private lives and their s...
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Self-regulated learning (SRL) is associated with students' academic performance, but it is difficult for learners. It can be learnt and taught. This study investigates how we can support second language learners in fostering affective learning skills needed for the successful acquisition of the targeted language. In the research literature, the aff...
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The analysis of CSCL needs to offer actionable insights about how knowledge construction between learners is built, facilitated and/or constrained, with the overall aim to help support knowledge (co-)construc-tion. To address this, the present study demonstrates how network analysis - in a form of diffusion-based visual and quantitative information...
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Academic writing is a complex and challenging language learning activity, in which self-regulation is a key critical factor for learner success. Today, a large number of academic writing activities occur in digital learning spaces, including computer-supported collaborative learning settings. Recent advances in the fields of learning analytics (LA)...
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Large organizations often constrain their innovation quests only inside the silos of dedicated departments. However, in the rapidly changing world, innovation processes need to be opened to wider circles suggesting involving virtual environments in workplaces that trigger employees’ to be highly engaged. This empirical study investigates the facili...
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The increasing use of digital learning tools and platforms in formal and informal learning settings has provided broad access to large amounts of learner data, the analysis of which has been aimed at understanding students' learning processes, improving learning outcomes, providing learner support as well as teaching. Presently , such data has been...
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The analysis of CSCL needs to offer actionable insights about how knowledge construction between learners is built, facilitated and/or constrained, with the overall aim to help support knowledge (co-)construction. To address this, the present study demonstrates how network analysis in a form of diffusion-based visual and quantitative information ex...
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The increasing use of digital learning tools and platforms in formal and informal learning settings has provided broad access to large amounts of learner data, the analysis of which has been aimed at understanding students' learning processes, improving learning outcomes, providing learner support as well as teaching. Presently, such data has been...
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Integrating digital technology in education is challenging. This study reports on three high school mathematics classes where teachers attempted to improve their teaching and student learning by using a digital tool. For analysis we use the Information System Artifact model Lee et al. (2015) which distinguishes between three integrated sub-artifact...
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Self-regulated learning (SRL) can predict academic performance. Yet, it is difficult for learners. The ability to self-regulate learning becomes even more important in emerging online learning settings. To support learners in developing their SRL, learning analytics (LA), which can improve learning practice by transforming the ways we support learn...
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A learning process involves interactions between learners, teachers, machines and formal and/or informal learning environments. These interactions are relational, interdependent and temporal. The emergence of rich multimodal learner data suggests the development of methods that can capture time-stamped data from multiple sources (e.g., heart rate d...
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The aim of this workshop paper is to propose Mobile Multimodal Learning Analytics Methodology (MOLAM). The methodology is suggested to be developed through the lenses of multidisciplinary and multichannel data research approaches, based on the theoretical foundations of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL). MOLAM is theory supported, driven by learning an...
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In order to effectively integrate digital technology into education it is necessary to examine and understand teachers’ preparedness to use digital technology in education. The objective of this pilot study is to validate a self-reported instrument to measure teachers’ preparedness to use Information and Communication Technologies for learning and...
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In today’s era of digitalization of education, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning is becoming increasingly important in higher education. This type of learning has been frequently associated in the recent research literature with student regulation, feedback from peers and a student assessment schema which can incorporate both formative and...
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The topic of digitalisation of education attracts interest of the research community worldwide owing to unprecedented capabilities provided by technology to capture digital traces of today’s students who, being ‘digital natives’, are active in technology-rich learning environments. The aim of this report is to present solutions on the topic that ca...
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Using digital technology effectively in schools requires profound changes in traditional teaching and learning activities. Pedagogical innovations often start small-scale and developing good ideas into shared practice across schools is challenging in many ways, especially if the innovation requires second-order change, i.e. challenges to fundamenta...
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The roles of self-regulation and structuration in mobile learning are poorly understood. This study therefore examines these aspects in relation to the design and use of mobile technology in an online language learning setting. The online self-regulated learning (SRL) instrument was adopted to measure students' perceived level of self-regulation. S...
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Information and communication technologies are increasingly mediating learning and teaching practices as well as how educational institutions are handling their administrative work. As such, students and teachers are leaving large amounts of digital footprints and traces in various educational apps and learning management platforms, and educational...
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In 2019, the mobile learning body of knowledge is extensive and much is known about the technology impacts and affordances of mobile devices in educational settings. A particular focus has now shifted toward specific technologies in specific subjects. Mathematics is one such subject and tab-lets are one such technology that is gaining attention. Th...
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As the integration of digital technologies in higher education continues to increase,there is a need to understand how to best support university teachers as designers of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) in order to support students to achieve academic success. In this study, we have examined the Faculty Pedagogical Developer Initiative at KTH Ro...
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Practitioners designing for mobile learning (mLearning) and scholars exploring the same are faced with the challenge of planning for and understanding a variety of ways and places of learning. This study focuses on one crucial distinction concerning this; that of formal and informal learning. Through the analysis of contemporary research literature...
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This report begins with a summary of ways in which technology has been used to attempt to increase learning opportunities and support for self-directed learners at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) with limited success. A collaboration between KUIS and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden has highlighted the need for a m...
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This explorative study aims to understand the role of ubiquitous com- puting and the IoT for developing and practicing learners’ 21st century skills. Data was collected from ten expert interviews. Based on the conventional content analysis, our results suggest that the integration and use of such technologies in learning settings can enable the dev...
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This study explores the design requirements for mobile applications for second language learning in online/distance higher education settings. We investigate how students use technology and how they perceive that these technologies-in-practice facilitate their language learning. Structuration Theory is used for the analysis. Results show that desig...
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This paper presents a review of mobile collaborative language learning studies published in 2012–16 with the aim to improve understanding of how mobile technologies have been used to support collaborative learning among second and foreign language students. We identify affordances, general pedagogical approaches, second- and foreign-language pedago...
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This paper presents a review of mobile collaborative language learning studies published in 2012–16 with the aim to improve understanding of how mobile technologies have been used to support collaborative learning among second and foreign language students. We identify affordances, general pedagogical approaches, second- and foreign-language pedago...
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This study provides a systematic review of mobile assisted language (MALL) research within the specifc area of second language acquisition (SLA) during the period of 2005-2012 in terms of research approaches, theories and methods, technology, and the linguistic knowledge and skills' results. The fndings show a shift from the prevailing SMS-based la...
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The present study examined the current state of students' attitudes toward mobile technology use in and for second and foreign language learning in higher education. Moreover, the study investigated if age, gender or cultural factors affect these attitudes. A total of 345 students from two in many aspects different countries, China (Yunnan Universi...
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The idea that education can be considered as design science was brought up in the 1990s in order to bring the educational research from an experimental classroom into practice (Laurillard, 2012), at the time when the computers were introduced in educational settings. After that a number of theories focusing eLearning have arisen. Technologies are c...
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This is a reflection paper that discusses the notion of knowledge management in massive online open courses (MOOCs). We explain MOOCs' structure in terms of representations of participants' minds (both designers and learners), where knowing is understood as a process and a result of sociotechnical construction, rather than purely social constructio...
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Mobile assisted language learning (MALL) is a subarea of the growing field of mobile learning (mLearning) research which increasingly attracts the attention of scholars. This study provides a systematic review of MALL research within the specific area of second language acquisition during the period 2007-2012 in terms of research approaches, method...

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Online proctoring systems (OPS) in higher education settings are evolving fast. Their use is encouraged by the need to preserve the academic integrity of online assessment, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the post-pandemic situation. The acceptance of and trust in these tools are hindered by several ethical challenges, where students’ privacy is at the top. This research project aims to identify the main privacy issues around the use of OPS in higher education and how they can be addressed. This project will offer higher education institutions the privacy protection framework to be considered in educational and design practices to address the identified challenges. https://www.digitalfutures.kth.se/research/postdoc-fellowships/privacy-of-online-proctoring-systems-in-high-education-settings/
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The project has two main objectives: (a) to enhance the capabilities of a social robot to interact with learners of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and (b) to study how that robot can support the education of learners for whom Swedish is a second language (L2).