A group of educators from Nacka, Sweden spent the morning of October 10 in UCI's School of Education exchanging technology information and experiences with Professor Mark Warschauer and Ph.D. students Sharin Jacob and Yenda Prado. This is the tenth year that educators have traveled from Nacka to UCI to explore perspectives on technology's role in teacher education and student learning.
2017 visitors included both administrators and teachers.
Following a video greeting from Dean Richard Arum, Professor Warschauer welcomed the guests and provided an overview of UCI's School of Education, teacher preparation in California, and current research in his Digital Learning Lab. Sharin Jacob then discussed coding and literacy in K-12 schools, and Yenda Prado presented research findings from Visual Syntactic Text Formatting/Live Ink research.
The morning concluded with presentations by Mats Strandler, Maria Rudling, Ebba Drakenberg, and Anne Sjö.
The Swedish delegation has spent the past week in Southern California visiting public, charter, and private schools and Laguna Beach School District.