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Research on Digital Learning

The Digital Learning research group at KTH examines how technology can be used to support education and learning. The group combines researchers with technical and pedagogical competence. The research is often design-based. This means that we study emerging technologies in learning settings and develop prototypes and methods as part of the research. We also aim to contribute to the development of methods and technologies that can be used in practice.

Research on Digital Learning

We primarily examine how technology can be used to support education and learning. Our research also examines digital learning in other settings. One example is children’s writing in digital environments.


The research group is particularly interested in tutoring and mathematical problem-solving in digital environments. The group manages the  project (in Swedish), which is an international research project where teacher education students at several universities tutor K-12 students in mathematics. We have also initiated the  project, where we experiment with opportunities to tutor and discuss mathematics in an online environment.

Development of digital learning at KTH

The research contributes to the quality of digital learning at KTH by conducting research and development (R&D) on, among other things, university teacher's professional development, design of digital education and massive open online courses.

Graduate schools

The research team participates in national research schools on digital technologies in K-12 and teacher education . We also participate in a Scandinavian network on higher education and e-learning. We are active in research schools specifically aimed at school teachers, who work part-time as teachers and part-time as Ph.D. students.

Publications and financiers

The research group publishes internationally in the most prominent journals in the area, such as Computers & Education and Internet and Higher Education, and has received a number of international awards. The research is funded by different sources, including the Swedish Research Council, Forte, Sweden’s Innovation Agency (Vinnova), The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation and the European Union.

Research leader

We work in the research group


Tiina Leino Lindell

Tiina Leino Lindell
University of Gothenburg