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Forsman, Michael, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8669-5752
Biography [eng]

 

I research and teach about school digitalisation and also media and information literacy (MIL). I am currently leading a Swedish-Estonian research project on how different educational technologies shape conceptions of future classrooms; learning, communication, and citizenship. Previously, I have researched and published books and articles on youth culture, popular culture, media history and Swedish public service media.

 

Biography [swe]

Jag forskar och undervisar om skolans digitalisering samt medie- och informationskunnighet (MIK). För närvarande leder jag ett svensk-estniskt forskningsprojekt om hur olika utbildningsteknologier formar föreställningar om framtidens klassrum; lärande, kommunikation, och medborgarskap. Tidigare har jag forskat och publicerat böcker och artiklar om ungdomskultur, populärkultur, mediehistoria och svenska public service- medier.

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Forsler, I. & Forsman, M. (2024). Detouring selfies: postkritisk mediekunnighet i bildämnet. In: Ingrid Forsler, Lena O Magnusson, Elisabeth Lisa Öhman (Ed.), Bild och visuell kultur: Undersökande bildundervisning i grundskola och fritidshem (pp. 101-116). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2024 (Swedish)In: Bild och visuell kultur: Undersökande bildundervisning i grundskola och fritidshem / [ed] Ingrid Forsler, Lena O Magnusson, Elisabeth Lisa Öhman, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2024, p. 101-116Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2024
National Category
Didactics Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53948 (URN)9789144182889 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-05-07 Created: 2024-05-07 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Forsman, M. (2024). Digital care work at public libraries: Making Digital First possible. New Media and Society, 26(7), 3751-3766
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital care work at public libraries: Making Digital First possible
2024 (English)In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 26, no 7, p. 3751-3766Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Claims of becoming the first, the best, and the most digitized are standard rather than outstanding in most public-facing digitalization agendas and strategy documents of countries in the Global North. These grand narratives of digitalization need translation through concrete practices by sometimes unexpected actors-in this case, librarians. This article develops the notion of digital care work based on 18 book-chapter-length essays by active librarians based at Swedish public libraries. It illustrates that librarians are central to the process of translating digitalization into reality; they have become ambassadors of digitalization not only by fostering digital skills and competences in workshops and official training sessions but also, we argue, through a specific form of digital work, namely, digital care work. This kind of gendered work, which is typically carried out alongside the official tasks and assignments of librarians, is of low prestige and often involves affective aspects, such as emotions of shame and uncertainty.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
Digital care work, digital competence, digitalization, emotional labor, infrastructural labor, libraries
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49526 (URN)10.1177/14614448221104234 (DOI)000814889500001 ()2-s2.0-85132896867 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-07-07 Created: 2022-07-07 Last updated: 2024-06-20Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M., Forsler, I., Opermann, S., Bardone, E. & Pedaste, M. (2024). Future classrooms and ed-tech imaginaries. Notes from the Estonian pavilion at EXPO 2020 and beyond. Learning, Media & Technology, 49(1), 133-146
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2024 (English)In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 133-146Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Estonia has since the liberation from the Soviet Union in 1991 successfully branded itself as a digital society and an education nation. This transformation builds on a sociotechnical imaginary where the progression of learning and the advancement of future citizens is postulated by a restructuring of the classroom through digital solutions. In this case study, we look at a prototype of a future classroom that was set up at the Estonian pavilion at the world fair EXPO 2020 in Dubai, as part of a nation branding process, promoting the nation's educational system and prosperous ed-tech sector. The future classroom was promoted using slogans and futuristic visuals that targeted foreign investors and policy makers, in a way that suggested that the anticipated digital future already exists in Estonia, and therefore, is available for foreign investment, while at the same time connecting to a national and historical narrative of Estonia as part of the European cultural sphere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2024
Keywords
sociotechnical imaginaries, Estonia, world fairs, educational technology, nation branding
National Category
Media and Communications Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52168 (URN)10.1080/17439884.2023.2237875 (DOI)001044554400001 ()2-s2.0-85166971651 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M. (2024). Neil Postman (1985) Amusing Ourselves to Death. In: Stina Bengtsson, Staffan Ericson, Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Classics in Media Theory: (pp. 322-33). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
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2024 (English)In: Classics in Media Theory / [ed] Stina Bengtsson, Staffan Ericson, Fredrik Stiernstedt, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2024, p. 322-33Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death, which is a critique of the effects of television on print culture, public debate, and public education. Postman’s book can also be read as an example of a media ecological approach to the long-term effects of communication technologies on human culture. This presentation approaches Postman’s book from four perspectives: as a form of media philosophy, media history, media critique, and finally as a proposition for a media ecological approach to education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2024
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-54270 (URN)10.4324/9781003432272-24 (DOI)2-s2.0-85195357884 (Scopus ID)9781040026519 (ISBN)9781032557960 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-06-19 Created: 2024-06-19 Last updated: 2024-06-19Bibliographically approved
Forsler, I., Bardone, E. & Forsman, M. (2024). The Future Postdigital Classroom. Postdigital Science and Education
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2024 (English)In: Postdigital Science and Education, ISSN 2524-485XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2024
Keywords
Classroom, EdTech, Equitable and sustainable learning spaces, Future postdigital classroom, Futures, Learning spaces, Postdigital education, Sociotechnical imaginaries
National Category
Educational Sciences Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-54428 (URN)10.1007/s42438-024-00488-y (DOI)2-s2.0-85196613664 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

Correspondence Address: I. Forsler; Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden; email: ingrid.forsler@sh.se

Available from: 2024-07-04 Created: 2024-07-04 Last updated: 2024-07-05Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M. (2023). Jesper Tække & Michael Paulsen: A New Perspective on Education in the Digital Age: Teaching, Media and Bildung, Bloomsbury Academic, 2022 [Review]. Nordicom Review, 44(1), 149-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jesper Tække & Michael Paulsen: A New Perspective on Education in the Digital Age: Teaching, Media and Bildung, Bloomsbury Academic, 2022
2023 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 149-151Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52667 (URN)10.2478/nor-2023-0008 (DOI)001075235800003 ()
Available from: 2023-11-13 Created: 2023-11-13 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M. (2022). Digitala imperativ och lösa begrepp: om digital kompetens och utbildningsteknologiska föreställningar. In: Sofia Lundmark; Janne Kontio (Ed.), Digitala didaktiska dilemman: (pp. 31-63). Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitala imperativ och lösa begrepp: om digital kompetens och utbildningsteknologiska föreställningar
2022 (Swedish)In: Digitala didaktiska dilemman / [ed] Sofia Lundmark; Janne Kontio, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2022, p. 31-63Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2022
Keywords
digital kompetens, kritiska digitaliseringsstudier, utbildningsteknologiska föreställningar, begreppsanalys
National Category
Educational Sciences Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49844 (URN)9789127460263 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-09-05 Created: 2022-09-05 Last updated: 2022-09-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S., Jakobsson, P., Bolin, G., Johansson, S., Forsman, M. & Ståhlberg, P. (2022). Medielandskap och mediekultur: En introduktion till medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap (2ed.). Stockholm: Liber
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2022 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2022. p. 264 Edition: 2
Keywords
medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, medier, medium, kommunikation, samhälle, kultur, digitalisering, medialisering, mediestruktur, offentlighet, representation, vardagsliv, populärkultur, kulturella gemenskaper
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50244 (URN)9789147143559 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-16 Created: 2022-11-16 Last updated: 2022-11-21Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M. (2020). Digital kompetens är mer än två ord.: Några begreppsliga och medieekologiska reflektioner kring folkbiblioteket som digital bildningsbyrå. In: Bäckström, Stina (Ed.), Bankdosor, skam och sms-poesi. : Essäer om bibliotekens arbete med digitalisering (pp. 122-137). Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital kompetens är mer än två ord.: Några begreppsliga och medieekologiska reflektioner kring folkbiblioteket som digital bildningsbyrå
2020 (Swedish)In: Bankdosor, skam och sms-poesi. : Essäer om bibliotekens arbete med digitalisering / [ed] Bäckström, Stina, Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket , 2020, p. 122-137Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Med utgångspunkt i texter från en forskningscirkel för folkbibliotikarier och arbete med digitalisering beskriver artikeln begrepp och föreställningar som formar det svenska digitala imperativet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket, 2020
Keywords
digital kompetens, bibliotek, medie och informationskunnighet
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52777 (URN)9789170004261 (ISBN)
Projects
Digitalt först med användaren i fokus
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-28Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M. (2020). Media Literacy and the Emerging Media Citizen in the Nordic Media Welfare State. Nordic Journal of Media Studies, 2(1), 59-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media Literacy and the Emerging Media Citizen in the Nordic Media Welfare State
2020 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Media Studies, E-ISSN 2003-184X, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 59-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the 1960s, there has been a thriving Nordic tradition of media literacy research, pedagogics, and policy on how to best prepare the emerging media citizen for an increas-ingly mediatised society. Although the Nordic model of media literacy has previously been characterised by connections to Bildung, critical theory, cultural studies, and progressive pedagogics, much of today’s understanding of media literacy is associated with a more instrumental understanding of education, with connections to the commercialisation and digitalisation of compulsory education. By suggesting a historisation of the Nordic media literacy tradition, in connection to the Nordic media welfare state, this article opens a debate about the future directions of Nordic media literacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2020
Keywords
mediatisation, media literacy, media citizen, media welfare state, historisation
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-43016 (URN)10.2478/njms-2020-0006 (DOI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P15-0304:1
Available from: 2020-12-29 Created: 2020-12-29 Last updated: 2020-12-29Bibliographically approved
Projects
Media citizenship and the mediatization of school: Curriculum, teaching material, teachers [P15-0304:1_RJ]; Södertörn University; Publications
Forsman, M. (2020). Media Literacy and the Emerging Media Citizen in the Nordic Media Welfare State. Nordic Journal of Media Studies, 2(1), 59-70Forsman, M. (2020). Neil Postman: Underhållning till döds (1985). In: Stina Bengtsson; Staffan Ericson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Medievetenskapens idétraditioner: (pp. 319-332). Lund: Studentlitteratur ABEricson, S. (2020). Raymond Williams: TV: Teknik och kulturell form (1974). In: Stina Bengtsson; Staffan Ericson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Medievetenskapens idétraditioner: (pp. 197-212). Lund: Studentlitteratur ABForsman, M. (2020). The Critical Mindset in Times of Distrust: Critical Thinking and Critical Consciousness and the Biopolitics of the Emerging Media Citizen. In: Michael Hoechsmann; Gina Thésée Paul R. Carr (Ed.), Education for Democracy 2.0: Changing Frames of Media Literacy (pp. 121-137). Leiden: Brill Academic PublishersForsman, M. (2019). Du blir väl lönsam på plattformen lille vän?: Mediegenerationer, undervisningstekonlogi och mediemeborgarens fostran. In: Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (pp. 47-68). Huddinge: Södertörns högskolaForsman, M. (2019). Framtiden är redan här: om plattformifieringen av skolan och fostran av framtidens mediemedborgare. In: Jonas Andersson Schwarz & Stefan Larsson (Ed.), Plattformssamhället: den digitala utvecklingens politik, innovation och reglering (pp. 200-229). Stockholm: ForesForsman, M. (2019). Media Literacy in Sweden. In: Renee Hobbs; Paul Mihailidis (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy: . Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-BlackwellForsman, M. (2019). Mediatization. In: Renee Hobbs; Paul Mihailidis (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy: . Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-BlackwellForsman, M. (2019). Rebalancing MIL: The revised Swedish curriculum and the emerging media citizen in a new media ecology. In: Ulla Carlsson (Ed.), Understanding media and information literacy (MIL) in the digital age: a question of democracy (pp. 149-156). Göteborg: Göteborgs universitetEricson, S. (2019). The Lecture Room (1962): on dark rooms, antennas, and the synchronization of education. In: Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (pp. 219-231). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Anticipating and mediating future classrooms [21-PR2-0019_OS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Forsler, I., Bardone, E. & Forsman, M. (2024). The Future Postdigital Classroom. Postdigital Science and Education
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