Thomas Ryberg

Thomas Ryberg
Aalborg University · Department of Planning

MA, PhD

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Introduction
Professor in department of Planning. Interested in Networked Learning, Problem Based Learning and the future of Engineering Education
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August 2003 - present
Aalborg University
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  • Professor mso
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  • Professor mso (MA, PhD) in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. Part of the research centre: “E-learning lab - Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design” (http://www.ell.aau.dk).

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Publications (119)
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"This collection, titled ‘Teaching in the Age of Covid-19—The New Normal’, is a collection of short testimonies and workspace photographs submitted in the first half of 2022. In numbers, the collection consists of 67 textual testimonies and 65 workspace photographs submitted by 69 authors from 19 countries: USA (13), New Zealand (8), India (7), Swe...
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Erfaringsbaserede kollaborative læringsformer (ECL) som udtrykt i problembaseret læring, refleksiv praksislæring, case-baseret læring og hacker-pædagogik bidrager til udvikling af kompetencer, som er centrale for udvikling af praksis og erhverv. En stor del af undervisningen på de videregående uddannelser og efter-videreuddannelser er i de seneste...
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This article presents an application of a design methodology to envision implicit value hierarchies in the design process of a digital learning platform meant to encompass learning processes and activities conducive to experiential collaborative learning (ECL). The authors argue that many technologies for the field of education fall short of their...
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The aim of this concluding chapter is to reflect on the book’s central theme of conceptualizing and innovating education and work with networked learning and on the individual chapters’ contributions to developing this theme. In the first section, we present an overview of the book’s chapters which are sorted into three main parts: Part 1: Professi...
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On a global scale, educational institutions are continuing to evolve the practice of teaching to provide the necessary skills and competencies for a modern world. There is widespread educational interest in adopting more experiential and collaboratively oriented pedagogies or what we term Experiential and Collaborative Learning (ECL). We use the te...
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This book comprises the contribution presented at the PBL2021 International Conference (PBL2021), which will be held online at Aalborg University from August 17-19, co-hosted by the PAN-PBL Association of PBL and Active Learning. Under the title Transforming PBL Through Hybrid Learning Models over 100 contributions are sharing insights and experien...
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"On 17 March 2021 we invited all authors of ‘Teaching in the Age of Covid-19’ (Jandrić et al. 2020) to reflect on their pandemic experience 1 year later.3 Mirroring the original article’s format, in ‘Teaching in the Age of Covid-19—1 Year Later’, we requested short testimonies, biographies, and workspace photographs. In numbers, the 1-year-later co...
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COVID-19 pandemien ændrede i 2020 hverdagen for uddannelsesinstitutioner verden over. Situationen har afkrævet svar, fra både de studerende og uddannelsernes side, på hvordan undervisningen kunne fortsætte på trods af restriktioner, der umuliggjorde ansigt-til-ansigt undervisning. Denne artikel analyserer, hvorledes strategier for digitalt understø...
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In this paper, we explore the notion of ecotones and argue how it can contribute to postdigital thinking. We do so using two empirical examples as backdrop for our discussions. We argue the concept of ecotones can add to postdigital research particularly in relation to addressing problematic dichotomies such as the digital vs ana-logue/material. We...
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The chapters in this book build upon selected research papers from the 12th International Networked Learning Conference 2020, hosted by University of Southern Denmark, Kolding. The selected chapters were chosen as cutting-edge research on networked learning which reflected focal discussion points during the conference such as: new demands on teache...
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In engineering education there has been a growing interest that the curriculum should include collaborative design projects. However, students' collaborative learning processes in design projects have, with a few exceptions, not been studied in earlier research. Most previous studies have been performed in artificial settings with individual studen...
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This is a verbatim transcript of the Call for Testimonies sent out on 17 March 2020 to thePostdigital Science and Educationmailing list and posted on social networking sites.
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Previous studies of engineering and design students found that they are less competent than professionals in managing iterative processes, working with ill-structured problems and integrating objects and materials into their design process. Accordingly, there is a broad interest in understanding how students learn to design collaboratively and how...
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The aim of this chapter is to draw out insights concerning the central themes of the book, i.e. the themes of mobility, data and learner agency in networked learning. In the first section, we present an overview of the book’s chapters. We point out how the book’s three sections and the chapters that comprise them deal with one (or more) of the them...
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Problem-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of all degree programmes at Aalborg University and is most often project-organized. Experience shows that it is a challenge to develop the competences necessary for students to carry out PBL and requires systematic reflection of the part of students. The PBL Exchange/stud platform is a web-based platform...
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The chapters in this book are based on selected peer reviewed research papers presented at the 11th biennial Networked Learning Conference (NLC) 2018 held in Zagreb and were chosen as exemplars of cutting edge research on networked learning. The chapters are organized into three main sections: 1) Aspects of mobility for Networked Learning in a glob...
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In this chapter, we analyse selected video data from a long-term, collabora- tive problem-based project work conducted by a group of Architecture and Design (A&D) students within the frame of the Aalborg PBL model. We initially discuss this pedagogical model in relation to the analytic framework for transfer developed in Chapters 2 and 3. Following...
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This article is a multi-authored response to an editorial ‵Postdigital Science and Education′ published in 2018 by Petar Jandrić, Jeremy Knox, Tina Besley, Thomas Ryberg, Juha Suoranta and Sarah Hayes in Educational Philosophy and Theory as a mission statement for the journal Postdigital Science and Education. Nineteen authors were invited to produ...
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It is commonly suggested that emerging technologies will revolutionize education. In this paper, two such emerging technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and educational robots (ER), are in focus. The aim of the paper is to explore how teachers, researchers and pedagogical developers critically imagine and reflect upon how AI and robots could b...
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The area of Learning Design research holds interesting thoughts and conceptualisations for networked professional development. This chapter identifies some tensions within the broad landscape of Learning Design and more specifically the Larnaca Declaration. Arguing that there are two distinct ideas underpinning the notion of sharing Learning Design...
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While the exchange of utterances between collaborators have been viewed as the primary vehicle for meaning-making in CSCL, we have been encouraged by the CSCL19 theme to expand this understanding to include intercoporeality as way of foregrounding bodies in collaborative learning. We find that collaboration, meaning-making and problem solving is al...
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I denne oversigtsartikel præsenterer og diskuterer vi potentialer og problematikker ved sociale medier i undervisning og uddannelse. Begrebet ’sociale medier’ begyndte at vinde indpas omkring 2008-2009 som afløser for termen ’web 2.0’, der siden 2004 havde været en samlebetegnelse for en række populære tjenester såsom Twitter, Youtube og Facebook....
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This chapter situates PBL principles and practices within the fast‐changing landscape of educational technologies. It relates specifically to the field of networked learning, which is an area of research particularly focused on technologies to support critical, dialogical and collaborative forms of digitally mediated learning. The chapter discusses...
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Contribution: This work reports engineering students' practical epistemic cognition by studying their interactional work in situ. Studying "epistemologies in action" the study breaks away from mainstream approaches that describe this in terms of beliefs or of stage theories. Background: In epistemology, knowledge is traditionally seen as "justifie...
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This article is a multi-authored experimental postdigital dialogue about postdigital dialogue. Fourteen authors were invited to produce their sections, followed by two author-reviewers who examined the article as a whole. Authors were invited to reflect on Petar Jandric’s book Learning in the age of digital reason (2017) or to produce completely ne...
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(dansk)I denne artikel undersøges, hvordan programmering benyttes i en pædagogisk praksis i grundskolen, samt hvilket perspektiv faglærerne har på at inddrage programmering som fagligt element i deres undervisning. Artiklen bygger på en empirisk undersøgelse af tre skolers inddragelse af programmering i undervisningen på mellemtrinnet under Coding...
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In this chapter, we share experiences from a project at Aalborg University (AAU), in which the authors designed a course using Google+ Communities for the first semester of the Communication and Digital Media programme. The main pedagogical idea was to use Google+ Communities to foster both an academic and social sense of community among the studen...
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In engineering education students’ are commonly expected to think and learn collaboratively in, for example, problem-based-learning, design projects, and lab-work. Thinking collaboratively is seen as a critical and creative process that leads to deep and meaningful learning experiences. Collaboration implies a shared activity and should thus not be...
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In this last chapter, we reflect on the issues taken up in the nine chapters forming the body of the book and how they relate to the trends identified in the introductory chapter as well as how they combine to characterize the field of Networked Learning today and on from here. We start with a short presentation of each of the chapters. This leads...
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The chapters in this book are based on a selection of papers from the Networked Learning Conference 2016 which was the 10th anniversary conference in the series. In acknowledgement of the anniversary, the authors of this Introduction look back and reflect on past networked learning conferences with the aim to describe some general trends and develo...
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This paper explores various strands of ‘Learning Design’ and the understandings of Learning Design that have been developing or are emerging across research fields. We aim to understand the differences and similarities that have developed within various areas, such as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), networked learning, designs for learning and...
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Formålet med artiklen er at undersøge, hvad universitetsstuderendes digitale læringsmiljøer består af med henblik på at forstå samspillet mellem institutionelle systemer og de værktøjer, som studerende selv varetager. Udgangspunktet for artiklen er en undersøgelse af 128 humaniora studerendes digitale læringsmiljøer. Formålene med undersøgelsen er...
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The book is based on nine selected, peer-reviewed papers presented at the 10th biennial Networked Learning Conference (NLC) 2016 held in Lancaster. Informed by suggestions from delegates, the nine papers have been chosen by the editors (who were the Chairs of the Conference) as exemplars of cutting edge research on networked learning. Further revie...
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Governments, public sector institutions and organisations have started releasing and sharing information in the format of open data (OD). The opportunities to create and innovate with OD will continue to grow, and there is an expectation that educational institutions will produce competitive graduates with OD skills. A key question arising from the...
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The paper builds on the work of Rossitto et al. on collaborative nomadic work to develop three categories of practice of nomadic collaborative learning groups. Our study is based on interviews, workshops and observations of two undergraduate student's group practices engaged in self-organised, long-term collaborations within the frame of Problem an...
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In CSCL studies, language is often foregrounded as the primary resource for engaging in collaborative learning, while the body is more often positioned as a secondary resource. There is, however, a growing interest in the body as a resource in learning and collaboration in and outside CSCL. In this paper, we present, analyse, and discuss how two ni...
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I artiklen beskriver vi erfaringer fra et projekt på Aalborg Universitet (AAU), hvor forfatterne designede et forløb med Google+ communities for at skabe øget samhørighed, interaktion og vidensdeling mellem studerende på 1. semester på studiet Kommunikation og Digitale Medier (KDM). Studier viser, at studerende i vid udstrækning anvender sociale ne...
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The biennial Networked Learning Conference is an established locus for work on practice, research and epistemology in the field of networked learning. That work continues between the conferences through the researchers’ own networks, ‘hot seat’ debates, and through publications, especially the books that include a selection of reworked and peer-rev...
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There is a need within networked learning to understand and conceptualise the interplay between digital and physical spaces or what we could term hybrid spaces. Therefore, we discuss a recent study of students from two different programmes who are engaged in long-term, group-based problem and project based learning. Based on interviews, workshops a...
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This paper reports and discusses findings from a study carried out amongst a subset of 5th semester students (app. 80) in the programme CDM, Aalborg University (AAU). The purpose of the study was to uncover what networked technologies students use to support their studies and their problem and project based group work. We also wished to explore the...
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This book presents cutting-edge, peer reviewed research on networked learning organized by three themes: policy in networked learning, researching networked learning, and boundaries in networked learning. The "policy in networked learning" section explores networked learning in relation to policy networks, spaces of algorithmic governance and more....
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This paper explores, analyses and discusses the potential of applying Danish theologian and philosopher K.E. Løgstrup’s ontological approach to ethics, when planning and conducting participatory design activities. By doing so, ethical considerations, will transform from being a summative evaluation perspective typically included at the end of a des...
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In CSCL studies, language is often foregrounded as the primary resource for engaging in collaborative learning, while the body is more often positioned as a secondary resource. In this paper, we present, analyse and discuss how two nine-year-old children collaborate through gesturing and moving their bodies around a touchscreen. The pair is working...
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Based on the preliminary results of implementing and testing a persuasive learning initiative in the Danish Military, this paper discusses and develops the notion of persuasive learning designs. It is suggested that the acquirement of new knowledge is fundamental to persuasion, and that persuasive learning designs distinguish themselves by leading...
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Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach that encourages those who take part in its processes to act both as supportive change agents working in collaboration with colleagues, and also as individuals to use their creativity in finding solutions to practical problems. The process of questioning the issues and finding novel solutions us...
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Our aim in this chapter is to present the rationale and theoretical underpinnings of a particular method for learning design called CoED1 (Collaborative E-learning Design). The method was originally developed by Nyvang and Georgsen (2007) as part of the Learn@Work project, and has since been further developed in other projects we have engaged in as...
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In the introductory chapter, we explore how networked learning has developed in recent years by summarising and discussing the research presented in the chapters of the book. The chapters are structured in three sections, each highlighting a particular aspect of practice. The first section focuses on the relationship between design and its influenc...
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This paper considers the emergence of social media in university teaching and learning and the capacity or universities – as complex organisations with disparate interacting parts – to respond to the shift of pedagogies and practices to open networks. Institutional learning technology environments reflect a legacy of prescriptive, hierarchical arra...
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In this paper we analyse two cases where BL courses have been run since the summer 2012 (Teachers´ and the radiography educational programmes at University College North in Denmark (UCN). In this study it was clear that the majority of students preferred face-to-face instructions and interaction over the implemented BL approach and they felt more d...
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The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning Edited by: Vivien Hodgson, Maarten de Laat, David McConnell and Thomas Ryberg This book brings together a wealth of new research that opens up the meaning of connectivity as embodied and promised in the term ‘networked learning’. Chapters explore how contexts, groups and environments can be...
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Mobile technology is affecting the way we learn and teach in higher education. An interesting mobile tool for supporting learning and instruction is by using mobile blogs or “moblogs”. This review focuses on existing studies implementing moblogs for learning purposes in higher educational settings. A total of 16 studies were selected for the review...
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I dette kapitel fokuserer vi på de muligheder nye teknologier og sociale medier kan bibringe læring i professionsbacheloruddannelsernes kliniske praksis i såvel formelle som uformelle rammer. Selvom teknologier og medier spiller en væsentlig rolle er det primære fokus på læring, og de nye organiseringer og muligheder som teknologien kan give. Vi be...
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I efteråret 2012 forsøgte vi os med livestreaming af undervisning på 1. semester af bacheloruddannelsen i Humanistisk Informatik (AAU). Livestreaming var en måde at løse et presserende problem med stort optag af nye studerende og deraf følgende lokalemangel. Samtidig var det en mulighed for at opsamle strukturerede erfaringer med nye undervisningsr...
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This paper further develops the notion of distinguishing between Persuasive Technology and Persuasive Design, and considering Persuasive Design a meta-perspective which may be applied to more established design traditions as an ethics and context-oriented perspective. The paper addresses a challenge often met when aiming to apply persuasive design...
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Often, young people do not have a voice in the public debate on internet safety and online social networking, but as this chapter will demonstrate that does not mean they do not have an opinion. Based on responses from 2400 Danish adolescents to an open-ended questionnaire, the authors discuss their accounts of good and bad experiences with social...
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In this chapter, the authors explore perspectives on the notion of “digital natives” and present a case in which Web 2.0 technologies were introduced to students. They discuss studies critical of the generational metaphor, and argue that it should not be uncritically assumed that there is a generation of digital natives, but that young people may n...
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In the face of diminishing education budgets in higher education, blended learning has been found to be a viable and effective approach to delivering high-quality, up-to-date, on-demand solutions to developing cross-curricular skills of undergraduates. However, research has also shown that blended learning solutions do not often live up to the pote...
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Kære kolleger Hermed en kort notits om, at der netop er blevet lanceret en ny international open access journal, som har stærke rødder i dansk uddannelsestradition og forskning og dermed også skulle have bred interesse for flere danske forsknings- og uddannelsesmiljøer. Tidsskriftet hedder ’Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education’ og...
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Hodgson, V., Jones, C., De Laat, M., McConnell, D., Ryberg, T., & Sloep, P. B. (Eds.) (2012). Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning 2012. April, 2-4, 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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Advances in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly the so-called Web 2.0, are affecting all aspects of our life: How we communicate, how we shop, how we socialise, how we learn. Facilitating learning through the use of ICT, also known as eLearning, is a vital part of modern educational systems. Established pedagogical strateg...
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In this chapter we pursue and discuss a number of pertinent questions raised in a recently published book on Networked Learning Practices. In this book the edi-tors contrast a current trend towards personalisation and individualisation of learn-ing with a focus on mutual interdependency and collaboration amongst networked learners, and ask which di...
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For decades, the development of digital interactive storytelling in games has been of interest to many researchers. Some scholars have studied the expert system which dynamically creates plots for players, while other scholars investigate the story structure. However, the latter mostly focuses on the micro story level of storytelling structure (Beg...
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This paper aims to understand how students use technology to enhance their learning in problem-based learning environments. The research methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative studies. The results are based on students" interviews, a survey and students" reflections in course-related blog posts; they show that students have posit...
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This paper reports and analyses quantitative and qualitative data from a study, which seeks a better understanding of how students use various technologies to support their project collaboration activities in a problem and project based learning environment. More generally the aim of the study, and the present paper, is to shed light on students' t...
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Personal Transferable Skills (PTS) are essential work skills which are not specific to any subject or profession, and which, though learned in one context may be successfully transferred to and applied in many other contexts. They are skills that enable people to acquire, structure, interpret and put to efficient use, their subject knowledge. There...