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Learning and IT

The Learning and IT group drives research, education and cooperation with civil society in a wide variety of forms. Our interest is the ways digitalisation and access to information reforms formal education as well as other learning contexts and what these shifts mean for our view of learning and knowledge. The common denominator in our work is a critical approach informed through empirically-grounded studies of the relationships among digital technologies, education and learning.

Video games, social media, web-based learning, and technologies within professions

Our interest area is comprised of four themes with research groups that are oriented toward digital technologies in preschool and school, leisure and civil society, higher education, and working life. Learn more about these themes here

New forms of media use in education and society, such as computer games, social media and web-based learning, as well as how digital technologies change the conditions for the development of professional skills are well-established research interests within the group. These interests include analytical approaches such as advanced method development and design of technologies for learning, and the group is a driving force in the operation of a lab for video-based research.

Specific priorities for the group are to monitor and influence community and school debates on issues related to learning and IT, deepen our cooperation with various parts of the university, and recruit more staff to the area and to our ongoing education and research activities.

In the area there are two interdisciplinary environments:

The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS) is a national centre of excellence established in 2006 funded by the Swedish Research Council
Read more about LinCS

The University of Gothenburg Learning and Media Technology Studio (LETStudio) is a university funded strategic initiative for interdisciplinary research on learning
Read more about LETStudio

 

Contact us

Coordinator
Thomas Hillman
e-post: thomas.hillman@gu.se

Steering group
Annika Lantz-Andersson
e-post: annika.lantz-andersson@ped.gu.se

Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt
e-post: annika.bergviken-rensfeldt@ped.gu.se

Louise Peterson
e-post: louise.peterson@ped.gu.se

Oskar Lindwall
e-post: oskar.lindwall@ped.gu.se

Katerina Cerna, doktorandrepresentant
e-post: katerina.cerna@gu.se

Our blog

The Learning and IT blog (in Swedish):

http://lit.blogg.gu.se/

Page Manager: Webbredaktionen|Last update: 3/20/2017
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