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  • 1.
    Bourbour, Maryam
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science.
    Practise what you preach: the Interactive Whiteboard in preschool mathematics education2016In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, Vol. 187, no 11, p. 1819-1832Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) is now a common technological artefact in Swedish preschools and schools. This study examines preschool teachers’ thinking behind the embedding of IWB in the early years’ mathematics classroom and how preschool teachers structure their mathematical activities when using IWB. Two complementary empirical studies, that is, interviews and video observations, were conducted with four preschool teachers. The findings demonstrate that (just) having a positive attitude to technological artefacts like IWB is less likely to enrich the learning environment and lead to pedagogical change. This suggests that teachers’ IWB use is mostly informed by their pedagogical knowledge.

  • 2.
    Holmberg, Jörgen
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Elm, Annika
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Fransson, Göran
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Westelius, Claes
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Björkman, Annica
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science.
    Stake-Nilsson, Kerstin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science.
    Toratti-Lindgren, Monique
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science.
    Teachers’ and students’ understanding and use of ICT for teaching and learning – Combining different perspectives and methodologies in research on technology-enhanced learning2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    More than half of the 14,000 students currently studying at the University of Gävle (HiG) are enrolled in courses that are totally or partly online based.  In 2015, a university-wide project on technology enhanced learning (TEL) (Steffens et al 2015) was initiated. The project focuses on course and programme development and is divided into four sub-projects, all of which contribute to the overall goals of project.

    AIMS of the project

    The aims of the project are to: (a) restructure teaching facilities and integrate digital technologies, (b) develop technology supported teaching methods, (c) integrate campus and distance education, (d) enhance teachers' and students' digital skills and (f) increase collaboration with relevant external actors.

    These aims are achieved through the work of four project groups.

    The digital environment group's (1) main focus is on digital tools for learning and the physical arrangement of learning spaces. The collaboration group's (2) main focus is on the maintenance and development of collaborative relationships and connections with communities in higher education for e-learning. The education and professional development group (3) focuses on issues such as professional development, learning design and the implementation of ICT in different courses and subjects. The research group (4) focuses on different issues connected to TEL.

    One of the main principles of the project is that the above areas are interlinked and interdependent and that the different experiences and skills of each group and its members contribute to a broader perspective of TEL.

    This poster focuses on the research conducted by the project's research group. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the research focuses on issues and aspects of teaching and learning in higher education that contribute to multifaceted knowledge. The overall aim of the research is to generate knowledge about how conditions for teaching and learning change when the use of technology increases. The four research studies that are initiated are described below.

    Study 1: Lecturers’ and students’ agency in encounters with digital media in higher education

    This research study focus on issues related to lecturers’ digital teaching practices and students’ digital technological use in their everyday lives and for learning purposes.

    Digital practices are defined as the different contexts in which lecturers teach and students participate in digital media (such as learning management systems, forums, communities etc.). Previous research shows that students’ own digital practices are not always made use of in higher education (Buzzard et al., 2011; Kelm, 2011).

    A controversial issue in the Swedish higher education context is the discourse on students as customers. The perception of students as customers and “buyers” of ready-packaged content from lecturers is problematic. This view of what higher education stands for clashes with traditional academic views emphasizing critical thinking, reflection, self-directed learning, collaborative and individual learning etc.

    In this study, the concept of agency is important in that it reflects “the capacity of actors to critically shape their own responsiveness to problematic situations” (Emirbayer & Mische, 1998, p. 971). In the different perceptions of students’ and lecturers’ tasks and roles in teaching and learning, especially in TEL, all the actors have to display agency in order to manoeuvre in the educational and digital contexts. Notably, agency is not something that people have, but is something that people achieve (Biesta & Tedder, 2006).

    Aim

    The aim of the research project is to study: (a) students’ use of digital technology in their everyday practices and in relation to teaching situations and (b) how lecturers’ agency is played out in teaching and learning when trying to facilitate TEL.

    Methodology

    In spring 2017 an online survey involving up to 200 students will be conducted in order to generate knowledge about (a) students’ everyday experiences of digital practices and how these are utilized in higher education and (b) how higher education challenges and develops students’ digital skills and knowledge. In the same period, interviews with lecturers at the university will be conducted in order to generate knowledge about lecturers’ (c) everyday teaching practices with digital technologies and (d) the perceived challenges and development of teaching in relation to their use.

    Study 2: Teachers’ understanding and enactment of practice in online and blended educational contexts

    The knowledge that teachers need to develop is referred to as a ‘didaktik’ knowledge in the German/European tradition (cf. Kansanen 2009) and as pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the Anglo-Saxon literature (Shulman 1986; 1987). However, in what Castells (2011) describes as a network society, teachers are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Koehler et al (2014) argue that teachers’ development and integration of a new knowledge domain is not simply a matter of adding this “technology knowledge” to existing knowledge, but involves a reframing and reconceptualization of their existing professional practices and knowledge. They refer to this amalgam knowledge as technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The TPACK framework has been widely accepted as a useful theoretical construct. However, there is a need for research on the development and manifestation of TPACK in different disciplinary contexts (Koehler et al 2014).

    Aim

    The aim of this sub-project is to study: a) how teachers reframe and reconceptualize their practices and the kind of knowledge that is needed in online contexts b) how teachers practices are manifested when ICT is used to create (intended) added pedagogical values in educational designs c) the characteristics of educational designs regarded as adding pedagogical value

    Methodology

    Three higher education teachers of different courses and subjects in three different departments participate in the study. A design-based research approach is applied, where one of the participating researchers engages in so-called design conversations with the teachers. As is characteristic of DBR, this researcher does not only observe and interview, but also acts as a “co-designer” on the understanding that the teachers are the context experts and the final decision makers (McKenney & Reeves 2012; Plomp & Nieveen 2013).

    The data consists of recorded design conversations, educational designs and the artefacts used in the educational designs, the researcher’s/co-designer’s field notes and recorded “field-note conversations” between the researcher/co-designer and the other researcher.

    Expected outcomes

    The study is expected to contribute knowledge about how teachers’ knowledge and practices are understood and manifested in online and mixed higher educational contexts.

    Study 3: Researching and developing student nurses’ drug calculation skills in an explorative design comprising digital technologies

    This study is partly experimental in nature. It focuses on the challenges involved in student nurses’ development of accurate drug calculation skills. Challenges like this are not specific to nurse education at the University of Gävle, but appear to be universal (cf. Wright, 2009). However, it has also been claimed that written drug calculation tests do not accurately evaluate the skills involved in drug calculation, in that they are decontextualized from healthcare settings (Wright, 2005; 2012). It has also been claimed that this problem is more imaginary than factual, given that in practice nurses have been shown to handle drug calculation well (Wright, 2009).

    Aim

    The aims of this sub-project are to: (a) deepen the understanding of the challenges and mistakes that student nurses make in drug calculation exams, why they occur and how they might be prevented, (b) explore how the teaching and examination of drug calculation can be made more effective and contextualized and whether digital technologies can help in this.

    Methodology

    A multiple design method is employed using empirical data from written examinations, analyses of the set tasks and interviews with student nurses.

    Expected outcomes

    It is expected that the study will contribute knowledge about why (some) student nurses find it difficult to pass exams and that sufficient knowledge will be developed to facilitate the exploration of an experimental design for teaching and learning that includes digital technologies.

    Study 4: Situating ICT in teacher education programmes at the University of Gävle

    Integrating ICT as an integral part of teacher education programmes has been addressed as the most significant factor in determining the future level of ICT use in teaching and learning practices (Davis, 2010). According to the Swedish Higher Education Act, ICT should be embedded across entire educational practices in teacher education programmes (Government Bill, 2009/10:89). Numerous teacher educationprogrammes have made extensive efforts to prepare and empower teacher education students’ ICT competences so that ICT-based technologies are seamlessly woven into the teaching and learning process. Most schools try to enhance teachers’ digital competences by in-service education and expect newly qualified teachers to be adequately trained to use digital technologies in their educational practices. However, in reality it would seem that many newly qualified teachers do not have the necessary skills for this (see Chigona, 2015; Koehler, Mishra, Akcaoglu, & Rosenberg, 2013). 

    Aims

    This study focuses on understanding why a large number of the newly qualified teachers in teacher education institution remain underprepared to use digital technologies in their educational practices, despite an increased investment in the provision of digital technologies in these institutions.

     Methodology

    In order to explore how digital technologies are integrated into teacher education in higher education institutions, a sequential explanatory multiple sources design consisting of two distinct phases will be implemented (Creswell, 2012). In this design, a number of course syllabi in a programme will be analyzed. Interviews with key actors, including students, teacher educators and gatekeepers, will be conducted in order to contextualize and deepen the analysis of the syllabi.

    Expected outcomes

    The study is expected to deepen the understanding of how student teachers are pedagogically trained in ICT in teacher education institutions.

    Concluding remarks

    The four research studies in the project investigate how students and teachers understand and use educational ICT. This is done by using different methodologies and from different perspectives. It is expected that the research studies will contribute to the broader and more inclusive project perspective by their specific aims and generate knowledge that will contribute to the multifaceted field of TEL.

    References

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    2. Buzzard, C., Crittenden, V.L., Crittenden, W.F. & McCarty, P. (2011). The Use of Digital Technologies in the Classroom: A Teaching and Learning Perspective. Journal of Marketing Education. 33 (2), 131-139.
    3. Buzzard, C., Crittenden, V.L., Crittenden, W.F. & McCarty, P. (2011). The Use of Digital Technologies in the Classroom: A Teaching and Learning Perspective. Journal of Marketing Education. 33 (2), 131-139.
    4. Castells, M. (2011) The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture, 2nd edn (Vol. 1). Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons. 
    5. Chigona, A. (2015). Pedagogical shift in the twenty-first century: Preparing teachers to teach with new technologies. Africa Education Review, 12(3), 478-492. doi:10.1080/18146627.2015.1110912
    6. Davis, N. (2010). Technology in Preservice Teacher Education. In P. Editors-in-Chief:  Penelope, B. Eva, E. B. Barry McGawA2 - Editors-in-Chief:  Penelope Peterson, & M. Barry (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition) (pp. 217-221). Oxford: Elsevier.
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    8. Kansanen, P. (2009). The curious affair of pedagogical content knowledge. Orbis Scholae, 3(2), 5-18.
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    20. Wright, K. (2012). Editorial. Drug calculation skills – Are we running scared? Nurse Education Today, *. Doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.06.001 
  • 3.
    Mahdiuon, Rouhollah
    et al.
    Department of Education, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University Tabriz, Iran.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science.
    Farasatkhah, Maghsoud
    Planning Department, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education, Tehran, Iran.
    Quality improvement in virtual higher education: A grounded theory approach2017In: Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE), ISSN 1302-6488, E-ISSN 1302-6488, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 111-131, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article aims to explore the attributes of quality and quality improvement including the process and specific actions associated with these attributes-that contribute enhancing quality in Iranian Virtual Higher Education (VHE) institutions. A total of 16 interviews were conducted with experts and key actors in Iranian virtual higher education. A constant comparative analysis was adopted to construct a grounded theory model. Drawing on the experiences and perspectives of key actors and experts closely associated with quality in e-learning, a paradigm model for quality improvement in virtual higher education institutions was developed. The model articulates causal conditions, action/interaction strategies, consequences, contextual factors and intervening environments. Interestingly, quality of learning, i.e. deep learning was the core phenomenon in quality of virtual higher education institutions.

  • 4.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Creating a culture of quality: Quality assurance in an Scandinavian higher education institution2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quality has emerged as an important academic performance metric which can shape the future of higher educaion instituions and have significant impact on the reputation of individuals, departments, faculties and institutions. Danish higher education is regarded as one of finest in the world. Top OECD indices are an indication of its excellent reputation. This keynote speech examines the quality assurance system of one of the largest universities in Denmark, the Aarhus University (AU).  First, a brief history of the evaluation system in Denmark and a description of the current situation on quality and quality assurance in  Higher Education in Denmark will be presented. This will be done by looking closely at the objectives of quality assurance and analysing the quality assurance mechanisms and procedures in the light of recent developments in the University of Aarhus. By exampifing Aarhus university as a case, the principles  and  procedures implemented in the university will be disscused. More specifically, I will try to present an overview of the quality assurance and management systems, their facilities, the people involved (boards, committees, departments, internal and external examiners) and the procedures currently in place. This talk will further explore the current startgies adopted to create a culture of quality in Aarhus University including making quality assurance as a routine process, teaching and supporting staff and students , and raising their awareness of the importance of quality in the design and delivery of study programmes.

  • 5.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    E-learning in Iran: A breakthrough to ICT-based initiatives in an educational system2010In: E-learning practices : Volume I: Cases on challenges facing e-learning and national development : Institutional Studies and Practices / [ed] Demiray, Ugur, Eskisehir-Turkey: Anadolu University , 2010, 1, p. 229-251Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this contribution, an overview of Iranian educational system in general and higher learning/ education in particular is presented over the last hundreds years. We mainly aim to give a brief account of the country’s rapidly expanding ICT-based initiatives in the light of its actual realities, progress and difficulties by looking at the following areas: the social and historical situation in Iran, Educational system, Higher education, Distance education and particularly Virtual Institutions in Iran.

  • 6.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    Centre for Teaching, Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark .
    Preschool Teachers' use of ICTs: Towards a typology of practice2015In: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, ISSN 1463-9491, E-ISSN 1463-9491, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 5-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aimed to identify the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in three preschools in south-western Sweden. The case study involved observations of and interviews with preschool teachers. The findings support claims that ICT can enhance preschool practices by providing a variety of complementary opportunities to enrich and transform existing curricula. The study shows that in the studied preschools ICTs have been appropriated in distinctive ways: as an object to enrich existing practices; as a cultural mediator; as a way to entertain young children; and as a communication and documentation tool. In addition, by addressing the teachers’ values and attitudes to the role of ICT in early childhood, the paper also unpacks the stances of teachers who consider ICT to be unsuitable for early childhood education. The findings of this study may bring some clarity to the complexities that surround engagement with any innovation in preschool settings, and the adoption of new technologies in particular.

  • 7.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    Department of education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Quality in e-learning within a cultural context: The case of Iran2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher education institutions in general and virtual institutions in particular are experiencing pressure to become more competitive all over the world. Such striving for excellence can be associated with and seen as a consequence of globalization that is propelling the reshaping of higher education. Further, a number of failed e-learning projects along with the accountability movement in higher education have significantly amplified concerns about quality in e-learning. Accordingly, there are worldwide calls for enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning specifically in the context of the developing countries. Such calls for quality enhancement, accountability, added value, value for money, self-evaluation, and role players’ satisfaction in higher education settings cannot go unheeded. This study attempts to reduce the gap between the investigated discourses, i.e. “quality discourse”, “e-learning discourse” and “culture and cultural-pedagogical discourse”, by developing a comprehensive e-quality framework that is sensitive to specific cultural contexts. Until recently, these discourses have seldom converged, especially in the context of developing countries. Taking a pragmatic approach in this development research, a mixed methods research was adopted in this study. This approach allowed the researcher to investigate this complex phenomenon using a variety of evidence types and perspectives. Addressing the concerns regarding enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning, a comprehensive e-quality framework is developed by taking into account the pros and cons of the previous models, frameworks and studies of e-quality. This e-quality framework provides a structure for enhancing and assuring quality in virtual institutions. Taking the Iranian virtual institutions -as a case of developing countries-, the study then investigates how culture and cultural-pedagogical issues can be integrated when developing and implementing an e-quality framework. Next, addressing embedded cultural-pedagogical dimensions in Iranian virtual institutions, we look at how the e-quality framework can adapted to “fit” in other cultural contexts. Finally, the e-quality framework is validated - in terms of its usefulness in a specific context - with respect to the Iranian virtual institutions. This study outlines a conceptual model, i.e. a culture-sensitive e-quality model, to demonstrate how the cultural and cultural-pedagogical issues can be built in and taken to account when developing and implementing an e-quality framework.

  • 8.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Situating ICT in teacher education: The case of a preschool teacher education programme2019In: Technology, Pedagogy and Education, ISSN 1475-939X, E-ISSN 1747-5139Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Curriculum studies.
    Bourbour, Maryam
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Teacher expending pen: ICT integration in Teacher Education Programs2015In: EDEN 2015 ANNUAL Conference: Expanding Learning Scenarios : Opening Out the Educational Landscape, 2015, p. 120-120Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Hatami, Javad
    Educational Technology, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran.
    Pourkaremi, Javad
    University of Tehran, Iran.
    Continuing Professional Development: policies, practices and future directions2019In: International Journal of Educational Management, ISSN 0951-354X, E-ISSN 1758-6518, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 98-111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article provides an overview of the current state of continuing professional development (CPD) in Iran and attempts to map the national and local initiatives, procedures and challenges found in higher education institutions. It reports on the findings of a multiple sources design, analyses of relevant documents and policies and interviews with 14 faculty members at a well-known Iranian higher education institution. The findings present valuable insights into faculty development procedures, challenges and paradoxes that seem to shape faculty development in these institutions. Moreover, the findings highlight the need for structural modifications to simplify and harmonise the policies and procedures and harness profession development. To conclude, the initiatives and action plans that could contribute to faculty development and reshape the Iranian higher education landscape are discussed. The applications and implications are also seen as being relevant for similar higher education systems in developing countries.

  • 11.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lindström, B.
    Quality in e-learning: A framework for promoting and assuring quality in virtual institutions2012In: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, ISSN 0266-4909, E-ISSN 1365-2729, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 27-41Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    Department of education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lindström, Berner
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Cultural-pedagogical norms in Iranian virtual higher education institutions2014In: Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training / [ed] Keengwe, Jared, Gary Schnellert, and Kenneth Kungu, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference , 2014, 1, p. 79-97Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By discussing the cultural-pedagogically inscribed norms, this chapter argues that, regarding the design and implementation of e-learning from the perspective of globalization, it is critically important to recognize, understand, and thus take into account cultural situatedness. Such cultural-pedagogical norms are often taken for granted in educational settings. Drawing on the literature, this study presents a model of cultural-pedagogical paradigms in higher education in general and e-learning in particular. The authors use this model to explore cultural-pedagogical orientations in Iranian virtual institutions as an instance of a developing country. This is done from a comparative perspective, looking to the similarities and differences of teachers’ and learners’ points of view.

  • 13.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lindström, Berner
    Foundations of cultural design in e-learning2009In: International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, ISSN 1476-1300, E-ISSN 1741-5330, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 124-142Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is an attempt to investigate some conceptual underpinnings of cultural dimensions to the design and use of ICT based initiatives in educational settings, particularly in Eastern contexts like Iran, promoting a sociocultural perspective on education, instruction and learning. The article move progressively from clarifying fundamental issues about social and cultural factors on globalizations of education to definitional and operational considerations, and focused on several major issues: Understanding of Culture; Cultural considerations in designing and using ICT in e-learning; Cultural dimensions in E-learning; Characterizing some common traits in Eastern pedagogical cultures. By discussing the challenges and potential opportunities with preference to social and cultural factors in globalization of education, it was pointed that there are certain context-specific social and cultural factors indices - as well as educational attainments – that affect the access to and use of its in developing countries. These factors / dimensions must be recognized and analyzed for the E-learning to be properly adapted and developed.

  • 14.
    Masoumi, Davoud
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science, Curriculum studies.
    Mahdiuon, Rohollah
    Masoumi, Batoul
    كاربست فناوري اطلاعات و ارتباطات در آموزش معلمان با رويكرد فرا تركيب گرا [ICT integration in teacher education with Meta-Synthesis Approach]2016In: Quarterly Journal of Training & Development of Human Resources, Vol. 2, no 7, p. 27-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article looks at the integration of ICT in teacher education in the wider perspective of school development, which puts on focus both in-service and preservice teacher education. To prepare teacher-education students for work in a rapidly changing, information rich and technology based society, the key strategies in integration of ICT in teacher education programs and provides implications and directions for future analyses of ICT integration efforts are analyzed. A metasynthesis exercise was undertaken, to analyze and synthesize the studies and examples of best practice to integrate ICT in education particularly in teacher education. The results were provided into two main parts including: - ICT in inservice teacher education; - ICT in pre-service teacher education. Discussing the examples of practices and strategies, it is argued that addressed strategies are complementary, thus a combination of the given strategies may be more efficient way in integrating ICT in teacher education programs.

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