CV. Teresa Cerratto Pargman


I am an assistant professor in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the School of Information and Communication Technology at Stockholm University (SU) and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden since February 2003.

I am interested in the relationship between writing and technology from socio-cultural perspectives of literacy and tool use. I work with a particular focus on design, adoption and use of technologies for reflective and collaborative purposes and am currently responsible for a project in that area (see below).

Prior to joining the School of Information and Communication Technology, I was a post-doc researcher at IPLAB-NADA at the Royal Institute of Technology where I also taught the doctoral course “Theoretical Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction” together with my colleague Henrik Artman. I have also participated in the project ”Virtual collaborative learning”, led by Professor Yvonne Wærn at Linköping University and the project “Writing and document design in shared environments” led by Professor Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh. Both projects were funded by The Swedish Transport & Communications Research Board.

Before coming to Sweden in August 1999, I was a Ph D student at the University of Paris VIII, Department of cognition and work-oriented activities and at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lyon, France. My dissertation, "Collaborative networked activities: An instrumental approach to collaborative writing", dealt with the problem of appropriating computer tools for collaborative writing activities and my principal advisor was Professor Pierre Rabardel. I defended my dissertation in Cognitive Psychology in December 1999 and my dissertation obtained the highest degree of the five possible degrees within the French educational system.


- M. Sc. in Cognitive Modeling at Lyon 2 University (1995), France.

- Ph D in Cognitive Psychology at Paris VIII University (1999), France.

Current research projects

I lead the project entitled "The use of writing tools in the context of second language learning" funded by The Swedish Research Council. The project investigated the mediating role of computer-based language tools in the writing process of second-language speakers. 2003-2006

I also participated in the project "Shared Representations and Collaborative Learning of Interaction Design", funded by The Swedish Research Council. In this project I studied the collaborative activity of sketching in the context of learning interaction design. 2004-2007.


I am coordinator for the Program “Communication and Information Technology” given by the Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University.

I am responsible for and teach two courses at the International Masters Program of Interactive Systems Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The courses are “Methodology for Interaction Design” and “Collaborative Computing”.

I teach for the following courses included in the program “Communication and Information Technology” given by the Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences: Introduktion till Kommunikation och IT, Interaktionsdesign metodik och Projektarbete.



International refereed journal articles

Karlström, P. Cerratto Pargman, T and Knutsson, O. (submitted). Critically examination of digital literacy in second language learning. Special Issue Interaction Design in Pedagogical Practice  in Digital Kompetanse/ Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.

Knutsson, O., Cerratto Pargman, T., Severinson Eklundh, K. and Westlund, S. (2007). Designing and developing a language environment for second language writers. Computers and Education. An International Journal. Elsevier.

Karlström, P., Knutsson, O., Lindström, H., Cerratto-Pargman, T.( 2007). Tool mediation in Focus on Form activities: Case studies in a grammar-exploring environment in ReCALL 19 (1), pp 39-56, January 2007.

Knutsson, O., Cerratto Pargman, T. and Severinson Eklundh, K. (2003). Computer support for second language learners' free text production - Initial studies. In the European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL). Editors Martin Valcke and Anne Bruce.

Cerratto Pargman, T. (2003). Collaborating with writing tools: an instrumental perspective on the problem of computer support for collaborative activities. Interacting with Computers: the interdisciplinary journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Volume 15, p. 737 – 757. Elsevier Science.

Cerratto Pargman, T. and Waern, Y. (2003). Appropriating the Use of a Moo for Collaborative Learning. Interacting with Computers: the interdisciplinary journal of Human-Computer Interaction Volume 15, p. 759 – 781. Elsevier Science.

Cerratto, T. & Wærn, Y (2000). "Chatting to learn and learning to chat in collaborative virtual environments". In M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 3(4).

Book chapters

Karlström, P., Cerratto Pargman, T., Ramberg, R. (2006). Tools, Language Technology and Communication in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Chapter in n Luuk Van Waes, Mariëlle Leijten & Chris Neuwirth (Eds.).Writing and Digital Media. Elsevier.

Cerratto Pargman, T. (2006). Pour une conception des technologies centrée sur l’activité du sujet. Le cas de l’écriture de groupe avec collecticiel. Dans Modèles du sujet pour la conception : Dialectiques activités développement, Dirigé par Pierre Rabardel et Pierre Pastré. Octarès, Paris.

Cerratto, T. (2001). The use of synchronous text-based environments for teacher professional development. In M. Beißwenger (ed.) Chat-Kommunikation. Sprache, Interaktion, Sozialität & Identität in synchroner computervermittelter kommunikation. Ibidem. Stuttgart.

Cerratto , T. (2000) Activités collaboratives de formation sur réseau électronique. Médiations instrumentales possibles et impossibles. Qu’est-ce que la pensée ? Les compétences dans le travail et dans la formation. G. Vergnaud (Ed). Hachette. Paris.  

National and international conferences contributions

These publications are classified according to topic. They are available upon request.

Language, writing and technology

Karlström, P. and Cerratto Pargman, T. (2006). Analyzing Student Activity in Computer Assisted Language Learning. To be presented as a full paper at ICALT 2006- The 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. July 5-7, 2006 – Kerkrade , Netherlands.

Karlström, P., Lindström, H., Knutsson, O. and Cerratto Pargman, T. (2006). Tool mediation in focus on form activities: two case  studies with a CALL environment. To be presented as a full paper  at EUROCALL 2006- “Integrating CALL into Study Programs” Granada, Spain.

Karlström, P., C-Pargman, T., & Ramberg, R., (2005). Designing for Collaboration in Intelligent Computer Assisted Learning. In proceedings of The 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. July 5-8, 2005. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Rodríguez, H.; Arango-Alegría, D.;Cerrato-Pargman, T. (2003). Control de lecturas en la Web: una nueva aplicación pedagógica? In proceeding of the 8th International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba, 20-24 January (Actas II), p.1255-1261.

Knutsson, Cerratto Pargman and Severinson Eklundh (2003). Transforming Grammar Checking Technology into a Learning Environment for Second Language Writing. In Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference May 27 - June, 1, Edmonton, Canada.

Interaction design and large displays

Artman, H., Ramberg, R., Sundholm, H., & C-Pargman, T., (2005). Action Context and Target Context Representations: (pdf-file) A Case Study on Collaborative Design Learning. In: Koschman, T., Suthers, D., & Chan, T.W., (Eds.), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years! Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ramberg, R., Artman, H., Sundholm, H., & C-Pargman, T., (2004). Creative Collaboration with Representations: A Case Study of Interaction Design in an Interactive Space. (pdf-file). In web proceedings of Kaleidoscope (NoE) CSCL-SIG conference.


Mediated communication

Papy, F., Folcher, V., Sidir, M., and Cerrato Pargman, T. (2004).E-Learning et technologies pour la coopération : inadéquations artefactuelles et logiques des activités instrumentées. ERGO-IA 2004, Biarritz, France.

Lantz, A. and Cerratto.T. (2004). Can the genre perspective help designers envision how videoconference systems are actually used?. In Khalid, H.M., Helander, M., Yeo, A.W. (editor), Proceedings of WWCS’04, Damai Sciences, June 2004.

Cerratto Pargman, T. and A. Lantz (2002). The role of "genre" in the analysis of the use of videoconference systems at work. Short Paper accepted to The Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction NordiCHI 2002 - Tradition and Transcendence Aarhus, Denmark, October 19-23, 2002.

Lantz, A and Cerratto Pargman, T. (2002). Would you accept being disturbed eleven times during one-hour meeting? Full paper accepted to the Fifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (APCHI 2002), Beijing, China.

Bodgan, C and Cerratto Pargman, T. (2002). Reconsidering support for the members of specialized online communities. Full paper accepted to the Nordic Ergonomics Society's 34th Annual, Congress on Humans in a Complex Environment (NES 2002), October 1-3, Norrköping, Sweden.

Wærn, Y. & Cerratto, T (2001). "Problems in Orchestrating MOO Activity". Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences, January 3-6, 2001, Maui, Hawaii.

Collaborative learning and writing

Cerratto, T. & Rodríguez, H. (2002). Studies of Computer Supported Collaborative Writing Implications for System Design. In M. Blay-Fornarino, A. Pinna-Dery, K. Schmidt and P. Zarat (Eds.), Proceeding of 5th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, Saint-Raphael, France, 4-7 June. (p. 139- 154), Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Cerratto, T.(2000). Analyse instrumentale des transformations dans l’écriture collaborative, suite à l’utilisation d’un collecticiel. In Proceedings of the IC'2000 Conference "Ingénierie des connaissances", Mai 10-12 . Toulouse. France. pp. 299- 310.

Cerratto, T. (1999). Instrumenting Collaborative Writing and its cognitive tools.. In Proceedings HCP´99 Conference, Human Centred Processes, September 24-26. Brest, France pp. 141-147.

Cerratto, T. (1999). Supporting Collaborative Writing And Its Cognitive Tools. In Proceedings of The Third International Cognitive Technology Conference, CT’99 Networked Minds. Aug. 11-14. San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Usa. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos. pp.251-264.

Cerratto, T. & Bélisle, C. (1996). Apprendre à distance avec un logiciel collaboratif. Actes du congrès international d’actualité de la recherche en éducation et formation. Université de Paris X Nanterre, 1-3 juillet 1996. pp.75-79.

Cerratto, T Bélisle, C. (1995). Learners in CSCL environments. In Proceedings of "Putting the student first : Learner centred approach in Open and Distance learning". Cambridge U.K, pp.28-33.

Cerratto, T. & Bélisle, C. (1995). Reframing Learning in CSCL Environments . In CSCL '95 Proceedings. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp- 45-48.

Web navigation

Bélisle, C., Zeiliger, R., Cerratto, T. (1999) « S'orienter sur le Web en construisant des cartes interactives : le navigateur NESTOR », in Hypertextes hypermedias et internet H2PTM'99. Balpe, Natkin, Lelu, Saleh Eds. Hermes Science Publications, Paris. pp. 101-117.

Zeiliger, R., Belisle, C., Cerratto, T. (1999). Implementing a Constructivist Approach to Web Navigation Support, in proceedings of the ED-MEDIA'99 Conference, Eds.Collis,B., Oliver, R., June 19-24, AACE, Seattle,Wa., USA. pp 403-408.

Bélisle,C., Zeiliger, R., Cerratto, T. (1997). Integrated Cognitive Engineering at the Interface. In proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cognitive Technology, CT'97, Aizu, Japan, Marsh, Hehaniv, Gorayska eds., IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos.pp. 238-250.

Graduate supervision

I was co-supervisor for Ola Knutsson who defended his dissertation in October 2005. I am the main supervisor for Ph.D. student Petter Karlström who is presenting his dissertation this year. I am co–supervisor for Ph.D. student Chiara Rossitto at the Department of Numerical Analysis and Computing Science (NADA), KTH.

I have supervised 10 master’s theses students on HCI-related topics.

Other relevant qualifications

Ø  I am a member of the Swedish Graduate School committee for Human Machine Interaction, 2001-

Ø  I am a member of the board of the Center of Cognitive Science and Information Technology in Stockholm, 2001-.

Ø  I am a reviewer for the International Journal of Learning, Media and Technology (Elsevier).

Ø  I am a reviewer for Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology (Elsevier).

Ø  Invited reviewer for the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.


I have both Argentinean and Swedish citizenship.

I am married and have two children (4 and 1 years old).

I read, write and speak fluent Spanish, French, Swedish and English.

Contact information

School of Information and Communication Technology

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164 40 Sweden

Tel. + 46 (8) 16 16 98