tel bild research

The fast development of contemporary technology and techniques is changing conditions for learning in profound ways. Learning has, with the wide spread use of technology, like lap top computer, smart phones, and tablet computers in conjunction with high speed internet connections, become ubiquitous. Indeed, the world of education is currently undergoing a second revolution where digital technologies are transforming how we think about schooling and learning.

In our work, we are focused on both developing innovative learning systems as well as performing research on those and other learning environments. Our research aims at:

  • Contribute to the ongoing scientific discourse in the field of educational technology regarding the complex and contradictory realities of technology usage within different educational settings
  • Explaining the potential roles of Design for learning and in particular, how mobile devices and other learning solutions can be used in the school context, from an empirical and critically- theoretical basis
  • Develop and study how simulation and virtual cases can be used to enhance education, training and assessment
  • Investigate how flexible learning solutions can improve education in both industrialized as well as in developing parts of the world
  • Identify conceptual and social transformations that the use of Design for learning introduces into conceptual key-domains such as for instance mathematics and language education
  • Providing a body of empirical results based on assessments of the learning environments and the underlying theories
  • Our approach is interdisciplinary. Our team focuses not only on technology but take into account and also deal with behavioral, cultural and social contexts as equally important aspects
  • In order to emphasize the importance of flexible education, DSV is since 2010 heavily involved in open education and other flexible learning models.

Our vision is to increase the number and quality of publications, with a focus on high-impact journals and conferences, as well as increasing the number of international research projects.

We are open for discussions re. potential collaborative projects, EU-proposals etc in our field.