Methodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education

  • Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir
  • Kristin Beate Vasbø

Part of the New Research – New Voices book series (NRNV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Kristin Beate Vasbø, Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir
      Pages 1-9
  2. Challenges when Exploring Networked Learning and Virtual Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Katie M. Murphy, Nathan M. Castillo, Fatima T. Zahra, Daniel A. Wagner
      Pages 13-27
    3. Amy Stornaiuolo, Matthew Hall
      Pages 29-43
  3. Challenges for Researcher Interaction in Various Learning Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Gregory T. Donovan
      Pages 65-77
    3. Ove Edvard Hatlevik, Gunstein Egeberg
      Pages 79-94
  4. Challenges When Exploring Children’S Meaning Making in Digital Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Tamara Pribišev Beleslin
      Pages 97-113
    3. Jacob Davidsen, Ruben Vanderlinde
      Pages 115-132
  5. Challenges Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Øystein Gilje, Ola Erstad
      Pages 135-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-156

About this book


"Over the last decade, the practices by which scholarly knowledge is produced – both within and across disciplines – have been substantially influenced by the appearance of digital information resources, communication networks and technology enhanced research tools. Viewed from a methodological perspective, the rich ICT-based environment in educational settings influences research methods, ethics and the general conduct of research. Methodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education represents a collection of work of established academics as well as emerging early career researchers all of whom focus on various methodological challenges. From numerous perspectives, the chapters in this volume deal with three particularly demanding challenges for educational research in digital learning contexts. The first challenge concerns how research manages to explore networked learning within a multi-faceted ICT environment. What kind of research designs and forms of data collection are able to grasp this complexity of multiple learning taking place within these contexts? The second challenge deals with how researchers experience the research context and interact with various actors within these settings. How to capture and understand interaction between contexts and across different dimensions of contexts in time and space? And finally, the third challenge is about exploring how children make meaning across physical places and virtual spaces. All together, these challenges are questioning the traditional research methods that we use and are familiar with. This volume is devoted to stimulating debate about the various methodological challenges facing the researcher in the digital sphere of educational research, and furthermore, exploring what kind of new methodological approaches these challenges impose. It is aimed at students, researchers and academics within education and those working with learning across disciplines and contexts interested in methodological issues. Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir lives and works in Oslo, where she is a Researcher at the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education. Kristin Beate Vasbø also works and lives in Oslo, where she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo. "


ICT educational research methodological challenges

Editors and affiliations

  • Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir
    • 1
  • Kristin Beate Vasbø
    • 2
  1. 1.The Norwegian Centre for ICT in EducationOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Teacher Education and School ResearchUniversity of OsloNorway

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