GRADE - Digital technologies in education
The Graduate School of Digital Technologies in Education (GRADE) is a national research school which starts in September 2018. Participating institutions are: Umeå University (host University), University of Gothenburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Gävle, University of West Sweden, and Mittuniversitetet. The graduate school’s focus is on coordinating and organizing courses, conducting seminars, workshops, and organizing support for research students’ projects.
One of the basic starting points for GRADE is an interdisciplinary approach; Applied IT, Didactics, Pedagogy, Educational Work, Informatics and Technology and Learning are subjects represented in the research school. These contribute different perspectives for research on digital technologies in the school. Participating institutions will collaborate to provide courses based on their expertise in the field, different research methods, different theoretical perspectives, analytical tools, and design issues in research.
GRADE will offer four courses on an annual basis, of which a total of four courses are compulsory for admitted research students. The courses, seminars, conferences, and the tutoring will be conducted on different campuses and through various forms of communication technologies such as video conferencing and digital collaboration tools.
Admission to Learning at KTH
The graduate school is scheduled to assume 12 postgraduate students. Admission takes place at the Department of Learning at the Royal Institute of Technology in the research education subject Technology and Learning.