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Eva Mårell-Olsson

I study the use of IT from a pedagogical perspective with technologies such as AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Research qualifications: Docent
Educational qualifications: Distinguished university teacher


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Associate professor at Department of Education
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset Umeå universitet, Mediagränd 14, Beteendevetarhuset, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as associate professor at Centre for Transdiciplinary AI

My research primarily focuses on the field of education, especially on the use of digital technologies to enhance and transform pedagogical processes and methods. By integrating advanced technology such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into teaching, I aim to explore and expand the boundaries of learning, from basic education to professional development.

Over the years, I have studied the use of computers and tablets in schools, focusing on their implementation and effects on learning and teaching. More recently, I have conducted studies on the use of AR and VR technologies, particularly in higher education pedagogy, where I have explored how these technologies can adapt and enrich instruction, especially in scientific fields such as chemistry.

My studies have also demonstrated how gamification can serve as an effective pedagogical strategy, combined with digital tools and immersive technologies, to create engaging and interactive learning experiences. The research extends beyond traditional educational environments, examining AI's role in professional sectors such as dental care, where AI, for example, through socially intelligent agents (SIA), transforms patient interaction and clinic administration.

Within the AI domain, my research is part of a broader initiative aiming to integrate AI into the education sector, promoting an interdisciplinary understanding and use of AI in pedagogical contexts.

The goal of my research is not only to understand the challenges of using digital technology in education but also to explore how these opportunities can create adaptive, interactive, and engaging learning environments that support the development of students and professionals. The research aims to provide insights and practical solutions for education systems and professional training, contributing to a deeper understanding of the role of digital technology in learning processes and how its use can transform and improve pedagogical practice and learning environments, opening up new opportunities for innovation and engagement within the education sector. By continuously studying and implementing these technologies, the research strives towards a future where education can become more inclusive, adaptable, and forward-looking.

Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, Springer Nature 2024, Vol. 29 : 5571-5597
Serrano-Ausejo, Elisa; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
NERA 2024: Abstract Book : 698-698
Wickman, Kim; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Umeå: 2023
Båth, Katharina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Wedman, Jonathan; et al.
AI, education and children: report 2023, Wallenberg-stiftelserna 2023 : 5-6
Danielsson, Karin; Pashevich, Ekaterina; Strömberg, Satish; et al.
Is AI challenging the foundations of the university project? - Postgraduate school in Educational sciences, Umeå, Sweden, 29:th of May, 2023.
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
AI Education Kaleidoscope, Umeå, Sweden, April 19, 2023
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas
IxD&A: Interaction Design and Architecture(s), Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development 2022, (53) : 70-100
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
AI Education Kaleidoscope event, Umeå, Sweden, June 10, 2022
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas
AI for Good? TAIGAs invigningskonferens, Umeå, Sverige, 26-28 oktober 2022
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas
Universitetspedagogiskakonferensen 2021: den goda utbildningsmiljön 2.1, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet 2021 : 12-13
Broman, Karolina; Chorell, Erik; Holmboe, Michael; et al.
NFSUN: The Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education, Online, June 1-2, 2021
Broman, Karolina; Lindfors, Maria; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; et al.
Lärande i och för det nya arbetslivet (LINA). Lunchseminarium, 25 februari, 2021
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
IxD&A: Interaction Design and Architecture(s), Scuola Iad 2021, (47) : 69-93
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
The international journal of information and learning technology, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2021, Vol. 38, (4) : 393-411
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas; Tovedal, Sofia; et al.
TUV 10-årsjubileum. Forskningskonferens om utbildning, virtuellt, 28-30 september, 2020
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
IMHE-WELL4SD 2020: Joint Proceedings of Workshops IMHE 2020 and WELL4SD 2020
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Broman, Karolina
AI@Lunch - om AI och framtida yrkesroller, Lunchseminarium, 10 november, 2020
Velsberg, Ott; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 63, (1) : 38-52
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa
European Variety In Chemistry Education 2019: Abstract Booklet : 24-24
Broman, Karolina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Johnels, Dan
7:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar
Broman, Karolina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Johnels, Dan; et al.
Forum för forskningsbaserad NT-undervisning, Linköping, 17-18 oktober, 2019
Broman, Karolina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Lindfors, Maria; et al.
32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Societ: Conference Proceedings, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press 2019 : 427-442
Mejtoft, Thomas; Ristiniemi, Charlotte; Söderström, Ulrik; et al.
Fjärde nationella konferensen i pedagogiskt arbete, Umeå, 19-20 augusti, 2019.
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
IxD&A: Interaction Design and Architecture(s), Roma: Interaction Design and Architectures 2019, (42) : 47-69
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Dig it, Higher Education 2019
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Teaching and Teacher Education in the light of the digitalized K-12 school - a Nordic perspective
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Emergent practices and material conditions in learning and teaching with technologies, Springer 2019 : 89-105
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Bergström, Peter; Jahnke, Isa
Fjärde nationella konferensen i Pedagogiskt arbete, Umeå, 19-20 augusti, 2019
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Broman, Karolina
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: helhetssyn på undervisning - kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet 2019 : 15-16
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Broman, Karolina
Perspectives on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL): Current Trends, Research, and Practice, Springer 2019 : 433-451
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa
Perspectives on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL): Current Trends, Research, and Practice, Springer 2019 : 367-384
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas; Kinert, Jenny
Seminar.net: Media, technology and lifelong learning, Vol. 14, (2) : 160-173
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Forum för forskningsbaserad NT-undervisning, Norrköping, Sverige, 13-14 mars, 2018
Broman, Karolina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
ECRICE 14th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Warsaw, Poland, September 2-6, 2018
Broman, Karolina; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
The 6th Swedish Workshop on Data Science (SweDS18) - Posters
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Bergström, Peter
Seminar.net: Media, technology and lifelong learning, Vol. 14, (2) : 174-187
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Bergström, Peter
Learning and education: material conditions and consequences : NERA 2017 abstracs
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
Computers and education, Vol. 113 : 1-15
Jahnke, Isa; Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; et al.
Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017 (ECCE 2017), ACM Digital Library 2017 : 113-120
Mejtoft, Thomas; Lindberg, Lena; Söderström, Ulrik; et al.
Learning and education: material conditions and consequences
Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Bergström, Peter; Jahnke, Isa
Organizing academic work in higher education: teaching, learning, and identities, Routledge 2016 : 169-185
Jahnke, Isa; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Mejtoft, Thomas
DDD2015 - Digital Didactical Designs, Conference, 3-4 June 2015, Umeå University, Sweden
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva
11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), 2015. Gothenburg, Sweden
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa
The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Budapest, 7-11 September 2015
Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa
Educational development in a changing world
Jahnke, Isa; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Lars, Norqvist; et al.
Digitaalinen oppiminen ja oppimisympäristöt, Tampere: Juvenes Print – Suomen Yliopistopaino Oy 2015 : 65-85
Jahnke, Isa; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Norqvist, Lars; et al.
Efter barnets århundrade: utmaningar för 2000-talets förskola, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2015 : 139-162
Mårell-Olsson, Eva
DDD2015 - Digital Didactical Designs, Väven, P5, Umeå Downtown, Umeå, Sweden, 3-4 June 2015
Mårell-Olsson, Eva

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