We are Associate Professor Sami Paavola, University Lecturer Hannele Kerosuo, Postdoctoral Researcher Liubov Vetoshkina and Doctoral Student Minna Vasarainen. Together we are DigIT or Digital Learning and Work – a multidisciplinary research group at the Faculty of Education at the University of Helsinki.
Our group started at the end of 2017. The group makes research on change of work and learning with focus on technology and digitization. We are specifically interested in how digital tools and novel digital objects elicit development of new practices and ways of organizing work.
Theoretically and methodologically DigIT our research draws on various practice based methodologies, especially cultural-historical activity theory and pragmatism. The key research methods for us are qualitative methods, including ethnography and formative interventions.
Our blog focuses on work and digitization. In posts we discuss timely topics in the field, report our research results and invite guest writers.