“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”
— John Dewey
Fredrik Andersson teaches Swedish, English, social sciences, and digital media at Lyckeby Kunskapscenter in Karlskrona, Sweden, in cooperation with the school’s resource team for students with special needs. He is passionate about developing ways to integrate digital media into the school curriculum. He helps his students and his fellow teachers use Adobe products to be more productive. He recently led a pilot program at his school exploring the use of iPads in the core curriculum. Andersson is excited about an upcoming challenge at his school: He has been asked to shape the technology and curriculum for a New Media Center and lab planned to open in 2014. He also studies videojournalism, photography, and visual communication at Jönköping University in his spare time.
Andersson started teaching in the ’90s after completing degrees from the University of Kalmar and the University of Derby. He taught at the middle school level for several years, but then enrolled in the program in new media design at Hyper Island. After graduating, he moved into industry as a media consultant at Logica. Later he became a graphic/web designer at Ericsson Telephone Company while also supporting and training staff. Now he is back in the classroom eager to bring New Media skills to students and their teachers.