A grant from the Swedish Research Council
A research group from Karlstad University, representing the QUINT project Connected Classrooms Nordic study is granted a fund from Swedish Research council to study further digitally rich classrooms.
From the call:
The purpose of the research project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period of time. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.
About the project
This project focuses on the increasingly prevalent use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Swedish upper secondary schools. We focus on LMS systems that are used directly for teaching purposes and study how use of LMS changes the classroom as a space for learning. The purpose is to gain knowledge about how use of LMS is of importance for how teaching and learning are construed in classroom interaction. The project specifically highlights the school subjects Swedish, Mathematics and History.
1. How is teachers’ and students’ participation in teaching and learning trajectories accomplished when using LMS?
2. How is content of different subjects construed and represented when LMS are used?
3. What possibilities and constraints for teaching and learning, do the structures and content created on the LMS afford?
Theoretically, the project draws on a media-ecological perspective and on conversation analysis (CA) to investigate how learning and teaching trajectories are accomplished in interaction involving LMS. The study has a video-ethnographic approach, which includes filming of students and teachers, log books, content analysis and interviews. Project findings will contribute to specialised knowledge of learning and teaching and the way in which subject content is shaped in relation to LMS. On a broader level, it will contribute to critical discussions about the terms for education and the role of the classroom in the digitalised school.