Digital media, communication and education

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This knowledge field is interested in digital media, information visualization and AI in education. Post-qualitative methods contribute to issues of digital interaction, literacy, multimodality, machine learning, education and policy reform.

This knowledge field is interested in digital media, information visualization, and artificial intelligence in communication and education. The group hosts studies of material and critical perspectives as central nodes, and post-qualitative methods contribute to the study of issues such as digital interaction, literacy, multimodality, machine learning, education and policy reform.

We conduct research on:

  • AI in education
  • AI-literacy in and for primary school
  • AI-literacy in and for teacher education
  • Automization of teaching with machine learning
  • Datadriven education (Learning Analytics)
  • Social robots and student reading
  • Information visualization, visual analytics, and knowledge visualization
  • Literacy practices: multimodal reading and communication
  • Didactic design of digitalized, multimodal education, primarily focused on Swedish language and the Social Sciences
  • Online education in primary and secondary education and teacher education
  • Digitalization, policy reform, and curriculum changes
  • Digital content and digital learning activities in institutional learning environments for young children
  • Children’s language development through “technology enhanced communication”
  • Children’s digital cultures and changing conditions
  • Perspectives on democracy and online communication: children’s possibilities to make themselves heard
  • Transnational families, closeness, and online communication


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Anna Martín Bylund, Linnéa Stenliden (2022)

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development , Vol.43 , s.587-599 Continue to DOI

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Katarina Sperling, Linnéa Stenliden, Jörgen Nissen, Fredrik Heintz (2022)

European Journal of Education , Vol.57 , s.584-600 Continue to DOI

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Ulrika Bodén, Linnéa Stenliden, Jörgen Nissen (2022)

Educare - vetenskapliga skrifter , Vol.1 , s.32-70 Continue to DOI

Research projects

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AI literacy in Teacher Education

The rapid technological advances made in the past few years, and the development of new AI-tools, underscores the importance of enhancing teachers' competences. This project contributes to the development of AI literacy and new teaching methods.

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AI literacy in Swedish Teacher Education

This project focuses on AI literacy in Swedish teacher education, mainly what AI literacy in Swedish teacher education means in terms of knowledge and competences needed for schoolteachers future working lives.

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AI and the automation of teaching

The aim is to gain knowledge about the bodily dimensions - sensuality - of students' reading practices in primary school. It examines how young readers engage physiologically and affectively in activities related to reading during the school day.

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At the Heart of Reading

The aim of this study is to produce knowledge on the bodily dimensions - the sensuousness - of students' reading practices in primary education.

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The joy in reading – a co-design project around students’ interaction with social robots

A study investigating the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to students' reading. It examines how key reading activities and situations in school can be designed for interaction between a social robot and 10-year-old students.

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Covid-19: Closer to the senses – The (es)sense of presence in online education

This project investigates qualitative aspects of digital teaching in teacher education in the distance and hybrid mode caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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AI Literacy for Swedish Primary Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly permeating children's and young people's leisure and education. This research project provides a scientifically based foundation for AI literacy in schools.