The Research Program for Learning and Digital Technologies

  • Postal address

    Ceresbyen 24, B3.05

    8000 Aarhus C

    Denmark

Organization profile

The Research Program for Learning and Digital Technologies (LIT) does research in the area related to how the usage of ICT can develop and affect learning, teaching, communication and collaboration. The emphasis is on learning and teaching with special attention to VIA’s bachelors of education, their domains of practice and their continuing education. In addition, the research program deals with how ICT affects both practices and pedagogies through all levels of the educational system as well as continuing education.

The research program connects within three areas of research, each containing a series of interdisciplinary themes:

  • Understanding Digital Technoloy 
  • Teaching, Learning and Digital Technologies
  • Designing Online and Hybrid Learning Environments

In the research field Digital Technology Understanding, we focus on the establishment of technology understanding as a new subject area in professional educations and professions. Digital technology understanding as a subject builds on various existing subject traditions such as computer science, design and design processes and technology philosophy. In the coupling of the existing disciplines, a translation and selection work is necessary so that a rewarding interaction with the professional disciplines arises.

In the research field Teaching, Learning and Digital Technologies, we develop knowledge of what characterizes teaching and learning in the encounter with digital technologies. Through research and development projects, we qualify a reflective professionalism about the use of digital technologies in teaching and practice situations.

In the research field Designing Online and Hybrid Learning environments, we focus on learning processes and teaching with digital resources and technologies. The research contributes to the development and qualification of digital learning resources and teaching practices that incorporate digital technologies.

Within all three research areas a basic work with clarification of terminology and concepts takes place in order to communicate, qualify terminology and mature projects. Moreover all research areas have activities consisting of interventions, projects and communication. Simultaneously the research program initiates projects, engage and participate in projects and are project manager on projects.

Furthermore, The Research Program for Learning and Digital Technologies organize an annual national conference in association with Copenhagen University College and The University College of Southern Denmark. The conference is named “The Network for Online Education”. 

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