Research on Digital Learning

The Digital Learning research group at KTH examines how technology can be used to support education and learning. The group holds expertise in technical competencies and in pedagogical development, which are both used to develop design-oriented research approaches. Within this, emerging technologies in learning contexts and developing prototypes are both key to the work of the group. We also aim to contribute to the development of methods and techniques that can be used in practice.

Research on Digital Learning

Although we primarily examine how technology can be used to support education and learning, our research also extends beyond this and examines digital learning in other contexts. One example is learning in network-based environments for children and adolescents in the field of psychiatry. Another example is children’s writing in digital environments.


The research group is particularly interested in the supervision of mathematical problem solving in digital environments. The group is research manager for an international research project where teacher education students at several universities supervise students in mathematics. We also run the  project, where we experiment with various opportunities to guide and discuss mathematics in an online environment.

Development of e-learning at KTH

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, social media in higher education, network-based education and large-scale online-based courses.

Graduate schools

The research team participates in the National Research School Digital Technologies in Education and the Scandinavian Network Higher Education and E-Learning. We are active in graduate schools specifically aimed at school teachers.

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 been awarded a number of international awards. Research is financed by various funding bodies, including the Swedish Research Council, Forte, Vinnova, Wallenberg and the EU.

Research leader

Belongs to: The Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences
Last changed: Nov 26, 2018