Thomas Hillman conducts research in the area of Technology and Learning and is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg. His work crosses the boundaries between the fields of Learning Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction and Science and Technology Studies. Thomas studied industrial design and practiced for several years as an industrial, interaction, and exhibtion designer before continuing his education in the social sciences and gaining a PhD in Education from the University of Ottawa. He recieved docenture (habilitation) from the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg and has been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
In his research, Thomas examines the ways that different technologies shape learning as an individual, social and cultural process. This work is relevant for understanding how we come to know in relation to technologies, how we might best design or adapt technologies to support learning, and how we might work with technologies as part of teaching and learning practices. Thomas’s research relies on extensive use of digital records of the ways people interact with technologies and he works to adapt and develop methods and tools for gaining access to and making sense of these activities.
Thomas Hillman, University of Gothenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org