Do digital tools contribute to better school results?

time and place

Friday 13 October 2017, 09:00–12:00
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

Should we have digital tools in the class rooms? What is required for these to actually improve the teaching? And how do we investigate what really works? The researcher Carla Haelermans presents a new SNS report on the effects of new technology in education.

Digital tools are becoming increasingly common in the class rooms and the digitalisation in education is high on the political agenda.

In a new SNS-report, Carla Haelermans, Researcher at the Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER), Maastricht University, has studied the effects of digital tools on school results in comprehensive school in the Netherlands. The report also contains concrete proposals for measures to be able to use digital tools in education in an efficient way.

Welcome to a conference on the role of digitalisation in the class room together with school researchers, teachers and representatives for the Edtech industry and the educational sector.

The conference is organised within the framework of SNS research project The Future Supply of Chains, the aim of which is to contribute research-based evidence to ensure continued competitive skills, and SNS Digitech Forum, which is funded with support from Vinnova.


Per-Arne Andersson, Head of Education and Labour Market, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
Anders Björklund, Professor of Economics, The Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University (SOFI)
Kalle Enström, Principal, Årstaskolan
Peter Fredriksson, Director General, The Swedish National Agency for Education
Carla Haelermans, Researcher in Economics, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER), Maastricht University
Karin Hermansson, Responsible for R&D, iFous
Jannie Jeppesson, Managing Director, Swedish Edtech
Helena Kvarnsell, Teacher in Mathematics, Municipality of Nacka
Maria Rönn, 1:e Deputy Chairman, The Swedish Teachers’ Union

The conference is moderated by Mikael Witterblad, Head of Research Programme, SNS.

Time and place

Friday October 13, 09:00–12:00 with a lunch wrap afterwards at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Registration with coffee from 08:45. The conference starts at 09:00. The first part of the conference, 09:00–10:15, will be held in English. The second part of the conference, 10:30–12:00, will be held in Swedish.

Registration and fee

The number of seats are limited. The meeting is open to SNS members*, specially invited and the press. The fee is SEK 495 + VAT. An invoice will be sent after the meeting. Cancellations after October 11 or absents will be charged.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!