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Normark, Maria
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Josefsson, P., Green, A. & Normark, M. (2019). Students' perception of feedback using peer review as a pedagogical method to increase academic writing skills in higher education. In: : . Paper presented at INTED2019, the 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 11-13 March, 2019, Valencia, Spain. (pp. 513-519).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Students' perception of feedback using peer review as a pedagogical method to increase academic writing skills in higher education
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores how students within higher education perceive different types of peer review feedback and how that feedback affects their learning. The study builds on a previous paper [1] where the Blackboard peer assessment tool was used, and compared three feedback conditions: positive, mixed, and negative. The findings strongly indicated that students preferred negative feedback, corresponding to earlier research showing that experienced students seem to benefit from negative feedback [2].

To explore the students perception on feedback, we designed an academic course to incorporate peer review assessment. The course was held during autumn 2018 and included 75 bachelor students. Students were required to individually complete a set of four review assignments using the school’s learning management system, ITs learning (ITs). Each of the four peer review assignments were designed to represent a different approach to feedback. The first assignment instructed the students to only give positive feedback in the review process; e.g., “choose three things that are positive”. The second assignment had instructions without suggesting valence in the feedback and asked the students to “examine how the argumentation is included in the text”. The third assignment instructed the students to provide negative feedback, by asking them to “point towards at least three areas for improvement”. The fourth assignment instructed the students to validate the feasibility of a written research proposal by their study peer, again without suggesting a valence of positive or negative. By consciously designing the four peer review assignments to produce specific kinds of feedback, we aimed to learn more about how the students experience such different types of peer review.

Based on focus group interviews, we have so far found that the students perceive it harder to give positive compared than negative feedback. They also perceive giving feedback, rather than receiving feedback, as a more important experience in learning. The latter will be especially interesting when compared against earlier research [3] which showed that providing peer feedback had several potential learning benefits for the provider. A preliminary finding of our study is that the transition from earlier levels of design critique during digital development projects to academically founded criticism and review requires careful instructions and pedagogic considerations. In order to further evaluate the students' experience, a questionnaire will be distributed at the end of the course (end of Oct. 2018).

The findings presented in this study aim to work as a backdrop for future discussions about how to design peer-review assignments in higher education to increase students’ academic literacy.

References:

[1] Kidd, J., Hankins, M., “The effects of peer review in students learning: a comparison of positive and negative feedback.”. 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 7-9, 2016.

[2] Fishbach, A., Eyal, T., & Finkelstein, S. R., “How positive and negative feedback motivate goal pursuit.” in Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(8), 517-530, 2010.

[3] Van Popta, E., Kral, M., Camp, G., Martens, R. L., & Simons, P. R. J., “Exploring the value of peer feedback in online learning for the provider.” in Educational Research Review, 20, 24-34, 2017.

Series
INTED2019 Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords
peer review, higher education, feedback
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39452 (URN)10.21125/inted.2019.0202 (DOI)978-84-09-08619-1 (ISBN)
Conference
INTED2019, the 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 11-13 March, 2019, Valencia, Spain.
Available from: 2019-11-27 Created: 2019-11-27 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
Bonow, M. & Normark, M. (2018). Community gardening in Stockholm: participation, driving forces and the role of the municipality. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 33(6), 503-507
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community gardening in Stockholm: participation, driving forces and the role of the municipality
2018 (English)In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, ISSN 1742-1705, E-ISSN 1742-1713, Vol. 33, no 6, p. 503-507Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper reports on a study of community gardening in Stockholm. We contribute to the body of knowledge about the sustainability of community gardens and this new form of citizen-led initiatives in Stockholm, with the ambition of creating a debate about the best way to sustain and develop these initiatives in Sweden. We argue that although community gardening may provide leverage for means of developing a sustainable city, it is a marginal phenomenon and contributes little to sustainable development its present form. Through interviews we have investigated how the citizens and municipality officers of Stockholm try to adapt to the renewed interest in community gardening by looking at the policy makers’, municipality officers’ and grassroots movements’ incentives to start community gardens. We specifically focus on how the community gardeners articulate their reasons for participating in collaborative initiatives in the city and how these expectations evolve when they are faced with the reality of gardening and the problems relating to producing food in the city. We have found that there are a growing number of citizens and local authorities advocating community gardening, but the sustainability and endurance of gardens are hampered by vague responsibilities, lack of leadership and unclear expectations of the outcome. Community gardening cases in Stockholm contribute to the debate by exemplifying how formal (e.g. policy making) and informal advocacy (e.g. civic engagement in community gardening) groups are collaborating, but also showing that they often have different agendas and initial motivations for setting up new gardens. We argue that uncritical enthusiasm results in an overly instrumental approach to governance of community gardening and that the sustainability and endurance of the community gardening is not an issue that the governing bodies plan for, and hence it is forgotten. We suggest some routes forward, involving employing facilitators from various stakeholders such as the municipality, housing companies and various NGOs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2018
Keywords
Community gardening, Stockholm, sustainability
National Category
Food Science Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34487 (URN)10.1017/S1742170517000734 (DOI)000447557700002 ()2-s2.0-85040712298 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-02-02 Created: 2018-02-02 Last updated: 2020-03-25Bibliographically approved
Normark, M. (2018). Gilla, dela, följ: om de sociala mediernas ekosystem. In: Reflekterande texter om digitala media: ett forskningskompendium till teaterföreställningen Spegla mig - ett drama av Rebecca Örtman (pp. 21-31). Stockholm: Styx förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gilla, dela, följ: om de sociala mediernas ekosystem
2018 (Swedish)In: Reflekterande texter om digitala media: ett forskningskompendium till teaterföreställningen Spegla mig - ett drama av Rebecca Örtman, Stockholm: Styx förlag , 2018, p. 21-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Styx förlag, 2018
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36484 (URN)9789185747740 (ISBN)
Note

Denna publikation är ett samarbete mellan Styx förlag, RATS Teater, Riksteatern och Stockholms universitet.

Available from: 2018-10-04 Created: 2018-10-04 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, S., Huitric, M. & Normark, M. (2018). Reflekterande texter om digitala media: Ett forskningskompendium till teaterföreställningen Spegla mig – ett drama av Rebecca Örtman, konstnärlig ledare för RATS Teater. Stockholm: Styx förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflekterande texter om digitala media: Ett forskningskompendium till teaterföreställningen Spegla mig – ett drama av Rebecca Örtman, konstnärlig ledare för RATS Teater
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Styx förlag, 2018. p. 48
National Category
Philosophy Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37184 (URN)978-91-85747-74-0 (ISBN)
Note

Innehåll:

Stina Bäckström, Den lilla svarta plattan

Miriam Huitric, Tillit

Maria Normark, Gilla, dela, följ

Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Norton, J., Raturi, A., Nardi, B., Prost, S., McDonald, S., Pargman, D., . . . Dombrowski, L. (2017). A Grand Challenge for HCI: Food + Sustainability. interactions, 24(6), 50-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Grand Challenge for HCI: Food + Sustainability
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2017 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 50-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34765 (URN)10.1145/3137095 (DOI)2-s2.0-85032895449 (Scopus ID)2203/3.1.1/2014 (Local ID)2203/3.1.1/2014 (Archive number)2203/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 72/2014
Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2020-03-12Bibliographically approved
Rossitto, C., Normark, M. & Barkhuus, L. (2017). Interactive Performance As a Means of Civic Dialogue. In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: . Paper presented at CHI ’17, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 06-11, 2017. (pp. 4850-4862). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interactive Performance As a Means of Civic Dialogue
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017, p. 4850-4862Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a case study of an interactive performance that was produced and designed to encourage civic engagement and reflection in relation to the social tensions in a low-income suburb, mostly inhabited by people with immigrant backgrounds. The design of the technological setup in the performance encouraged participation by means of text entries that audience members could share with others. The analysis draws on the corpus of interview and observational data collected, as well as the related text messages that were shared during the performance. We illustrate the different levels at which citizens make sense of societal issues they are concerned about, as well as the audience-citizens' perception of participating in such an artistic experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017
Keywords
digital civics, interactive performance, mobile technology, qualitative studies, social participation
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34766 (URN)10.1145/3025453.3025897 (DOI)000426970504060 ()2-s2.0-85044855411 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-4655-9 (ISBN)
Conference
CHI ’17, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 06-11, 2017.
Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, E., Pargman, D., Bates, O., Normark, M., Gulliksen, J., Anneroth, M. & Berndtsson, J. (2016). HCI and UN's sustainable development goals: Responsibilities, barriers and opportunities. In: NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Paper presented at 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Gothenburg, October 23-27, 2016.. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article ID 140.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>HCI and UN's sustainable development goals: Responsibilities, barriers and opportunities
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2016 (English)In: NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016, article id 140Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite increasing interest, Sustainable HCI has been critiqued for doing too little, and perhaps also at times for doing the wrong things. Still, a field like Human-Computer Interaction should aim at being part of transforming our society into a more sustainable one. But how do we do that, and, what are we aiming for? With this workshop, we propose that HCI should start working with the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that were formally adopted by the UN in September 2015. How can Sustainable HCI be inspired by, and contribute to these goals? What should we in the field of HCI do more of, and what should we perhaps do less of? In what areas should we form partnerships in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and with whom should we partner?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016
Series
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Keywords
Green IT, SDG., Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable HCI, Sustainable Interaction Design, UN Sustainable Development Goals
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31333 (URN)10.1145/2971485.2987679 (DOI)000390298600140 ()2-s2.0-84997079099 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-4763-1 (ISBN)
Conference
9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Gothenburg, October 23-27, 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved
Bonow, M. & Normark, M. (2016). Urban Community Gardens’ Contribution to the New Rurality: An Example from Stockholm (Sweden). In: Paulina Rytkönen & Ursula Hård (Ed.), Challenges for the New Rurality in a Changing World: Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems: 8-10 May 2016, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems, Stockholm, May 8-10, 2016. (pp. 37-38). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban Community Gardens’ Contribution to the New Rurality: An Example from Stockholm (Sweden)
2016 (English)In: Challenges for the New Rurality in a Changing World: Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems: 8-10 May 2016, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden / [ed] Paulina Rytkönen & Ursula Hård, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016, p. 37-38Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the global North, there has been a considerable renewed interest for urban agriculture (UA) as a means to re-localize food systems by shortening food supply chains. This can be done by local food initiatives, such as community gardens. This paper is iscussing community gardens in Stockholm. We have choose to look at community gardens under the lens of neoliberal governmentality. Material has been gathered through participatory attendants on meetings, interviews and surveys. The results show that in Stockholm one can to some extent see urban gardening practices as agents of counter-neoliberal urban transformation. But also as an expression of the new rurality were the citizens desire to shorten the food chain and re connect with their food and to create new food regimes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016
Series
COMREC Studies in Environment and Development, ISSN 1652-2877 ; 12
Keywords
urban agriculture, Stockholm, Sweden, community gardens, governmentality
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31916 (URN)978-91-980607-1-3 (ISBN)
Conference
7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems, Stockholm, May 8-10, 2016.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2017-01-31 Created: 2017-01-31 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Hansen, K. F. & Normark, M. (2015). Tutored academic writing as motivation and a formative assessment for learning. In: KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015: Abstracts. Paper presented at KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm, March 12, 2015. (pp. C6). Stockholm: KTH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tutored academic writing as motivation and a formative assessment for learning
2015 (English)In: KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015: Abstracts, Stockholm: KTH , 2015, p. C6-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2015
National Category
Learning Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29133 (URN)
Conference
KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm, March 12, 2015.
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, S. & Normark, M. (2014). Designing Gender in Social Media: Unpacking Interaction Design as a Carrier of Social Norms. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 6(2), 223-241
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing Gender in Social Media: Unpacking Interaction Design as a Carrier of Social Norms
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, ISSN 2040-0748, E-ISSN 2040-0748, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 223-241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we focus on interaction design as the practice of designing interactive and digital products, services, systems and/or environments. Of interest in the area of interaction design is people’s use of designed things, which also makes it relevant to relate interaction design to the social norms present in society, such as gendered norms. We present three different cases in which we have analyzed different aspects of interface design and put a specific focus on interaction design as a carrier of social and gendered norms. The first case concerns a qualitative study of how young girls interact with and present themselves in a photo blog website. The second case is a study of the way that young women entrepreneurs use the functionality of social media to mold an attractive online persona (an invented, or adjusted, character that one wants to put forward). The third case is based on a study of the development of the national youth counseling site in Sweden. By using the concepts of interference and social norms as analytic tools, we exemplify various ways in which social norms, such as gender norms, diversity, power relations, equality, marginalization, etc. are part of interaction design and how the interface design reinforces norms and provides a far from neutral arena. In this paper, gender is highlighted in relation to social norms and values in society and social expectations and hierarchies. On the basis of our findings from the three different cases, we argue that there is a need to unpack how digital design embeds gender norms and to demonstrate how the relationship between norms and design can be critically examined.

Keywords
interaction design, norm-critical design, gender, social norms, social media, web design
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24386 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Projects
Sustainable Communities through Digital Design [72/2014_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Norton, J., Raturi, A., Nardi, B., Prost, S., McDonald, S., Pargman, D., . . . Dombrowski, L. (2017). A Grand Challenge for HCI: Food + Sustainability. interactions, 24(6), 50-55
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