Maria Spante is a senior lecturer at the Department of Economics and IT, University West, Sweden. Her research interests include digitalization, organization, competence development, socio-technical systems, design and work-integrated learning. Spante has published in the areas of teaching, teachers’ professional development and learning supported by digital technology, IT design and regional development. She has extensive experience of educational research both nationally and internationally and regularly presents her work at conferences in the area of IT and learning. Ongoing research project includes competence development for principals linked to leadership and digitalization of schools. Her recent publications include ‘Digital Creativity: Enabling Learning Of Gender Roles In Society In Primary School By Story Driven Digital Production’ (2018) and ‘Digital Competence and Digital Literacy in Higher Education Research: Systematic Review of Concept Use’ (in press). Maria is also a member of the LINA (Learning in and for the new work life) research environment at University West and responsible for the research group of Learning and Digitalization at the research center of Child and Youth Studies at the same university.