Interactive Media and Learning
The Department of Applied Educational Science conducts education in, research on and development of IT in learning environments. The education is aimed at student teachers and professional teachers among others. The education is partly performed as distance courses and a very extensive teaching material is distributed via the Internet.
The rapid development in the area of IT and learning offers new opportunities in learning environments. We contribute to this development by adapting and further developing applications of information technology and by critically examining the educational use of IT applications.
The Department is now developing educational IT applications in both national and international projects. Among other things we participate in a project that develops the functionality of the Swedish Schoolnet and of the European Schoolnet (EUN). An integrated web-based IT environment for distance education is created here.
For the purpose of developing modern IT tools and of being able to utilise these tools in the Department’s own teach-ing, there is extensive technological infrastructure in the unit.