Anna-Lena Godhe obtained a PhD in Applied Information Technology with specialization in Educational Sciences in 2014. Currently she holds a position as assistant senior lecturer with a specialization in Learning and IT at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL), University of Gothenburg.
Anna-Lena's PhD-project concerned the use of digital technologies within language education. With different digital technologies it is today possible and fairly easy for students in a classroom to create texts consisting of several modes, such as images and sound. This challenges what the concept of literacy entails in an educational setting and how to assess texts where several kinds of expressions are used. The analyses in her thesis are based on the interactions between students and teacher, but what is done in the classroom is also related to systemic aspects, such as how rules like the curricula and assessment practices are reflected in activities taking place in the classroom.
Another area of research that Anna-Lena has worked with concerns questions about the professional development of teachers in relation to the integration of digital technology in educational settings. She has been involved in school development projects where researchers work closely with local schools in order to develop the pedagogical use of digital devices in local practices. A third area of interest concerns teachers' professional development in and through social media where a project has investigated the participation of teachers in a MOOC created by and for teachers.
A current research interest concerns maker-spaces and the proposed introduction of programming in different subjects in Swedish compulsory school. Innovative practices and technologies that have evolved outside the educational context are often taken as models when attempting to reform educational institutions. The proposed research aims to illuminate how these innovative practices are received and integrated in educational environments, and the processes of transformation and innovation in schools that they generate.
Karlsson, N., & Godhe, A-L (2016). Creating a Community Rather Than a Course—Possibilities and Dilemmas in an MOOC. Education Sciences, 6(2), 18; doi:10.3390/educsci6020018
Godhe, A-L. (2014). Creating and assessing multimodal texts - negotiations at the boundary. Studies in Applied Information Technology, Report 13. Göteborgs universitet. Available at; https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/35488/1/gupea_2077_35488_1.pdf
Karlsson, N., Bradley, L., & Godhe, A-L (2014). Awarding a Community Membership Badge - Teachers' Development of Digital Competence in a cMOOC. New Horizons in Web Based Learning. Y Cao et al. (Eds.): ICWL 2014 Workshops, LNCS 8699, pp 162-171. Available at; http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-13296-9
Godhe, A-L, & Lindström, B. (2014). Creating multimodal texts in language education - Negotiations at the boundary. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 9(1), 165-188. Available at; http://www.apsce.net/uploaded/filemanager/d9676bc5-5dfe-419b-b966-3b503a30f75b.pdf
Godhe, A-L., & Lindström, B. (2014). Assessment-talks and talking about assessment - negotiating multimodal texts at the boundary. In L. Liu & D. Gibson (Eds.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Waynesville, NC.
Godhe, A-L. & Jönsson, K. (2015). Berätta med Ipads I de yngre åren, NNMF5 – framtida berättelser, 3-4 december, Vasa, Finland. Availabel at; https://www.abo.fi/fakultet/media/32286/schemaforparallellsessioneruppdaterat30112015.pdf
Karlsson, N., Godhe, A-L., Bradley, L., & Lindström, B. (2014). Professional development of teachers in a MOOC. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, p. 868-877. Available at; http://icce2014.jaist.ac.jp/icce2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ICCE2014-Main-Proceedings-lite-2.pdf