Professor at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University. PhD in Education, EDEN fellow, Researcher and coordinator of 17 international projects. > 150 publications, supervision of > 150 bachelor and master theses, 10 PhD students. Research in >30 countries. Developer of SciPro thesis management system. Video productions, examples: SciPro overview, EU-project welearnit “The best Saturday”, Rwanda capacity building project for higher education. Projects in pipeline: The Global Idea Bank, recruitment and matching of international distance PhD students with Swedish universities and Swedish language learning for migrants via the video-match system snackasvenska.nu. Founder and coordinator of the ICT4IID network.
Professor of Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, UNESCO Chair at Stockholm University and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) . PhD in Mathematics, PhD in Computer and Systems Science. Has been working with various aspects of risk and decision analysis for a number of years and is former adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre International de Deminage Humanitaire Geneve , SIDA, WHO, World Bank and others. Has extensive experience of project management in large national and international IT projects. Author of around 250 scholarly articles and books and has been member of numerous journal editorial boards and program committees. Has extensive practical experience working within various industrial and public sectors, such as regional planning, public decision making as well as risk modelling and analyses. This have included, e.g., development of decision processes and policies, products and methodologies as well as development of formal methods and applications thereof on complex industrial system.
Study Abroad Coordinator, Moulay Ismail University. University of Strathclyde, PhD Management Science; NYU-Tandon School of Engineering, M.Sc. Computer Engineering. Previously taught at Al Akhawayn University (Operations Mgmt, SCM, Quality Mgmt. and Entrepreneurship), German-Jordanian University (Entrepreneurship for Engineers) and Central European University (Leadership for MBAs and Exec. Ed.) Publications: Kaizen; Quality; Entrepreneurship (forthcoming). Marie Curie Fellow. Industry experience as telecom specialist with Hungarian Central Research Institute for Physics, Deutsche Telecom, Hungarian Telecom, Cap Gemini, CBS; Global Telecom Mgr. at Pepsi-Cola International: Designed/implemented telecom/data networks in 100+ countries. Present interest: Improving education and entrepreneurship for youth in Jordan and Morocco.
Driss Mouhtat is a one of full Professor, in Moulay Ismail University, Morocco. Specializing in Modern Literary Criticism and Communication and Director of Center for Languages and Continuous Training. He has supervised more than 100 Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. theses. Teaching the Arabic language for non-native speakers, International Studies Abroad; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy); William and Mary University (Virginia, U.S.A); Goshen University (Indiana, U.S.A). He is a Director of Research group (Literature, Communication, and Continuous Training) and elected several times as a member of the University and Faculty Board and President of NGO, the Moroccan American Association for Communication and Cultural Cooperation (MAACCC). Also, he is presenting SciPro and Global Idea Bank programmes to universities in Morocco, North Africa, and the Middle East; Creation of research projects and entrepreneurship opportunities between Moulay Ismail University and Stockholm University, in the following subject areas: Social development projects, Distance Learning (E-Learning), Culture and Dialogue of Civilizations, Integration of immigrants into the social fabric, Computer Sciences applied to the Human Sciences.
Ranil Peiris is a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. Also, he is working as a lecturer in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka from 2001 at the faculty of management studies and commerce. His primary research interest is about the use of ICT for thesis supervision. He has supervised many ICT projects in developing countries as a part of SIDA funded project, studied about telecenters in Tea estates in Sri Lanka and also, he involved in an EU-project called DiasporaLink which study about migrant’s entrepreneurial activities and its impact on economic development. He especially interests of Open Education Resources and designing information systems for Higher education institutions.
Sandra has a degree of computer engineering and systems from University Continental in Peru. She has experience as a database administrator and as IT project assistant. Sandra has moved from Peru to Sweden and conducted a 3 months training period of Computer and System Sciences, Stockholm university. Sandra has been involved in research, development and education projects at the department and especially focused on establishing new contacts between Stockholm University and Universities in Latin America. She takes part in an integration program called “Korta vägen” (“Shortcut”) created by the Swedish government for the integration of professional academic immigrants as a faster way into the Swedish labor market. Korta Vägen facilitates access to relevant work experience and includes Swedish language learning.
Ulf is a Ph.D. and Pedagogical developer and researcher at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching, CeUL, Stockholm University. His research focuses open flexible higher learning and different use of Learning Analytics. Several research projects are conducted in NUSILA, such as Learning Analytics for evidence-based decision-making in educational and training settings and Collaborative writing among heterogeneous student categories. Ulf is also running professional development for HE teachers: “Teaching and Learning, Blended” and contributing to ONL172, both with international collaboration. Formerly experiences are from Swedish Knowledge Foundation and several International and national projects in Higher Education and System Dynamics.
Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu
Senior lecturer and director of PhD studies at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. PhD in Human Computer Interaction, Stockholm University. MA in Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Board member of SPARC (Swedish Participatory Action Research Community) and ICEFIL (International Centre of Excellence for Innovative Learning). Active member of Special Interest Group for ICT in ATEE and ATEE/RDC Global Teacher Education. Guest lecturer at the University of Rwanda, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pennsylvania State University, USA. Several research and development projects in collaboration with actors in African, Asia and Europe. Research and publications in the areas of ICT for development, technology enhanced learning, computer mediated communication, social media, ICT in teacher education, digital humanities, digital media ethics, and action research. http://sirkku.blogs.dsv.su.se/
Sara Jansson is a Project Manager for Advanced International Training Programs at LIFE Academy, sponsored by Sida. The programs aim to contribute to sustainable development through knowledge exchange and capacity building. They are largely distance based but also consist of a scheduled phase in Sweden as well as follow-up phases in one of the participating countries. Sara has coordinated programs in Albania, China, India, Poland, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Sara is also responsible for the Sustainability work at LIFE Academy including formulation and implementation of a sustainability policy as well as development of course material for training programs. She has developed the first program of its kind with focus on Sustainable Project Management together with Dr. Carl-Göran Larsson. Sara Jansson has a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Science from Malmö University. She has lived in the US, Guatemala, Norway and Spain, volunteered in Cuba and conducted fieldwork in Jamaica and Tanzania. Her main interest is in development cooperation and sustainable development.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2015, Educational research: Curriculum and Instruction My research interest is mobile learning (m-learning) and primarily the research setting is in Kenya. Kenyan runners were participants in my dissertation where I investigated their use of smartphones in training, learning and to improve their daily lives. At the moment research focus is digital education on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The approaches are MOOC (Massive Online Ongoing Course) or blended learning. This is in collaboration with UNFPA to create m-learning courses in India, Kenya and Somalia. Other research projects are in areas of anti-doping and drones. I teach pedagogical content knowledge of Social Science at Linköping University. I am responsible for field studies and global internships, as well as coordinator of exchange programmes with University of Nairobi and Addis Ababa University. In Kenya and Ethiopia I am director of two secondary schools, which are NGO projects of Global Relations.
Dr. William Jobe is a lecturer at University West primarily in programming languages. His research deals with web applications and how they can be used in different learning situations mainly in developing countries. A focus is how these applications and learning initiatives can affect informal and non-formal learning. Most recently his research has been focused on developing learning intiatives for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in developing countries.
Professor Lars Svensson leads a research group that studies learning in the workplace and integration of higher learning and work. His own research deals primarily with IT-support for competence development in the workplace. He is even the research leader for the research group Learning in and for the new workplace (LINA) at University West and is a guest professor at Halmstad and Gothenburg University.
Bernard BAHATI is a PhD student at Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV). He has a Master’s degree in Education (Educational Technology and E-Learning) from the University of the Witwatersrand-Johannesburg (South Africa). He is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Foundations, Management and Curriculum Studies/ School of Education at the University of Rwanda-College of Education. His PhD research project is about the use of Computer Assisted Formative Assessment (CAFA) in Rwandan Higher Learning Institutions. His research interests encompass the broad area of pedagogical integration of ICT in teaching and learning events and has carried out a number of research studies that can previewed in Google Scholar.
Jean Claude Byungura
Jean Claude BYUNGURA is a PhD Candidate at Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. He holds a MSc Degree in Informatics, with Specialization in IT, Management and Innovation from Jönköping University. He is also an Assistant Lecturer at University of Rwanda in the College of Business and Economics, Department of Business Information Technology. In his PhD research, Jean Claude is interested in understanding the alignment of technology and educational activities with a focus on higher learning institutions and in pedagogy, research and university administration. His publications emphasize on building ICT capacities ranging from Institutional Structure (Policies, Strategies, Governance, Leadership), Infrastructure (Hardware, Software, Internet/Network and access to IT tools) and Human capacity (Acquisition, Placement and training of teachers, students, Managers, Administrators and Technical support staff). All the studies that Jean Claude has been previously involved in are related to Information Technology, Information Systems Analysis, Educational Technology, Computer-enhanced learning, Management and Business fields, ICT in Education Policy development, User-centered Design, Plagiarism control in online learning environment among others.
Dr Shengnan Han is Associate Professor of Computer and System Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden. She received a Doctorate in Economics (information systems) from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. She is engaged in research on digital business, value-added digital services (for business, healthcare and governments), business process management and strategic IT management. Her research has appeared in Computers in Human Behavior, Business Process Management Journal, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance and International Journal of Mobile Communication, among the others. She is on the editorial board for Electronic Market: the International Journal on Networked Business (Springer) and Telematics & Informatics (Elsevier).