On Methodology and the Educational Sciences—Reflections on the ViLS Contributions

  • Ylva LindbergEmail author


The contributions in the ViLS volume approach languaging practices in various media and through different analytical lenses. The chapter’s reflections on the research studies’ different approaches and designs serve the purpose of deepening understandings of the main interrogations cutting through the volume and how the studies are linked. In addition, the knowledge construction regarding how digital tools contribute to changed perspectives in the fields of language, literature, and literacy studies is discussed. Three strands are explored as federating: firstly, how human doings with digital tools impact on ways humans learn and on how research in education transforms scopes and methods accordingly; secondly, how research on virtual sites supports innovative teaching and learning in language, literacy, and literature; and thirdly, how transformed identities in analogue-digital settings have implications for learning as well as for research. The last part discusses specifically the challenges for educational research in media-dense landscapes where languaging processes are simultaneous, multi-layered, parallel, and intertwined.


Virtual learning sites Digital tools Language Literacy Literature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education and CommunicationJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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