ADILA is established as a 4-year interdisciplinary research project focusing on innovation in Learning through Digital Media. Initially, it will comprise of four PhD research projects as a basis for expansion.
Our research projects:
Innovations in formative assessment of mathematics learning
This is a PhD research project focusing on mechanisms and effectiveness of interactive aspects of formative assessment and feedback. The empirical setting for the study will be in the mathematical programmes for engineering students at UiA.
Innovations in teaching and learning using digital assessments
Assessments are important elements of higher education. They provide standards for evaluating the outcomes of teaching and learning, and they give feedback to learners about their progress.
Attempts to develop digital assessments are currently underway in many areas. Such systems offer possibilities for developing assessment practices, but they also offer some significant challenges. Important research questions here concern how digital assessments can be used as tools for both formative and summative purposes in various areas of higher education. Another important set of issues to address concerns how digital assessments may serve as means of self-evaluations of learners and/or for purposes ofpeer assessment.
With the leadership of the Faculty of Education and Humanities, a PhD research project will concern what the consequences for teaching and learning of using digital assessments are, and to scrutinize how such systems may serve as productive feedback to learners and teachers.
Collaborative learning through digital media and transformation of education and learning
The PhD research project will focus on collaborative learning through digital media, and how emergent technologies alter and transform education and learning. The research will investigate affordances of new learning technologies for teachers and students in supporting new forms of digital interaction, and the individual and institutional adaptation required for advancing media-rich education and learning.
The empirical setting for the study will be selected educational programs at the Faculty of Social Sciences, for example the international studies in development management where the students interact through different forms of blended learning.
Interaction design of digital learning systems
The PhD research project will focus on human centred design for interactive systems to support future teaching and learning in higher education. The empirical setting for the study will consider computer supported collaborative learning in mathematical programmes for engineering students at UiA. The research will emphasize user aspects of innovative collaborative learning solutions for mathematical subjects.