The educational technology (EdTech) subject field involves the study of how digital resources can be used and further developed to support all types of education, teaching, and learning.
What are we researching?
The research conducted in the EdTechLnu field of knowledge at Linnaeus University has three main strands, all of which are interconnected:
- Technical research with the aim of developing new digital technology and new methods to support education and learning processes. This research is carried out in collaboration with various EdTech companies. An example of this is the interpretation and modeling of digital educational data from digital teaching aids and administrative digital systems, with the help of visual learning analytics, in order to create a pedagogical and legally secure system with visual decision support for both teachers and students.
- Pedagogical research that examines teaching and learning using digital technology in schools and other learning contexts. This research focuses on understanding how, when, and for whom – but, above all, why – digital technology can facilitate learning processes. Equally important is to identify and analyze contexts where technology proves to be an obstacle.
- Organizational research with a focus on the development and long-term implementation of a Visual Learning Analytics (VLA), with the aim of influencing practice at the level of the individual, group or organization. An example could be to make digital environments an integrated aspect of daily practice for school leaders, teachers, students and other school staff through a structured approach to competence development.
Key areas in our research are educational technology, computer science, media technology, pedagogy, implementation science, organizational development, psychology and behavioural science.
What are our goals?
- To develop new technology to support teaching and learning.
- To develop new methods for studying the effects of technology-supported learning.
- To analyze, integrate and use data related to students' online learning and behaviours, and school administration, in order to increase the quality of education for all students – regardless of school, individual abilities and age.
- To understand how and why digital technology can facilitate learning processes.
- To investigate, describe and critically examine the implementation of digital technology in teaching in preschool, school and higher education.
- To develop innovative alternative and complementary tools and methods, and from a user perspective to explore how these tools and methods can be designed so that they take advantage of new technical opportunities, as well as simplify and improve implementation and accessibility.
- To develop educational activities through implementation science.
Project: Educational Technology in Schools The project aims to change teachers' everyday practice and improve students' school results. This will be done by means of data-driven support and analysis…
Doctoral project: Personalized mathematics teaching – the use of data analysis as a support tool This dissertation project intends to investigate how mathematics teaching can be supported and enhanced…
Doctoral project: Visual learning analytics to support teachers’ pedagogical work This doctoral project features a collaboration with a number of EdTech companies that develop digital learning…
Project: Digital Competence in Teacher Training in the Nordic Countries (Dicomten) The purpose of this project is to establish a new Nordic network about the promotion, practice and development of…
Project: Collaboration: Digital technology as support for teaching and learning This project refers to the design, development and use of various ICT tools and methods to improve the quality of the…
Project: TriMo AAC TriMo is an app for Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with the aim of increasing independence of children and adults with speech impairment. In TriMo, the modern…
- Italo Masiello Professor
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- John Rack Associate professor
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- Kristina Holmberg Associate professor
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- Mattias Davidsson Senior lecturer
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- Rebecka Rundquist Doctoral student
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- Susanna Nordmark Senior lecturer
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- Tobias Andersson-Gidlund Lecturer
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- Zeynab Mohseni Doctoral student
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Research group partners
- Rafael M Martins, ISOVIS research group, Linnaeus University
- Dr Dean L Fixsen, Active Implementation Research Network (AIRN), USA
- Hanna Augustsson, Karolinska institutet, Sweden
- European EdTech Network (EETN)
- Växjö municipality, education administration (in Swedish)
- Digilär (in Swedish)
- Studi (in Swedish)